Microsoft to offer free (but limited) virus-scanner. If you ask me, this is a good step in the right direction. I'm all for capitalism, but I'm also supportive of value-added free services to make products safer and more attractive. Microsoft's lack of security and particular vulnerability to attack has long been one of my major problems with them. I don't feel all that good about spending $85 on an operating system if I have to go out and spend $50 plus yearly subscriptions to protect it.
Okay this laser thing is getting out of hand. I have yet to be convinced that laser pointers are a threat to pilots. Tell me why. Go ahead. Maybe I'll write a little piece on why I don't think it's a threat, but if someone knows better, lemme know.