US Military Academies using Ubuntu for Training Future Officers in Cyber Warfare

According to The Washington Post, U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation's military and civilian computer networks which control almost everything these days. And guess what, they are being trained using Ubuntu OS (possibly in a virtual environment).

US Military Acadamies using Ubuntu for Training

Officers being Trained in Cyber Warfare using Ubuntu!
Ubuntu caught in the wild again. There was a recent report in The Washington Post about the grooming of future officers for cyberspace warfare by various Military academies in US. There was this little detail that they didn't cared to mention. In almost all the pictures, you could see that the desktops are running Ubuntu (possibly version 12.04 LTS or above). Here are some more pictures from the original article.

USAF using Ubuntu for Training Officers

US Military Acadamies using Ubuntu for Training officers in cyberwarfare

And if you look closely, there are indicators that, those Ubuntu desktops are running on a virtual environment, and the host OS is probably Windows 7. Thanks to our reader Alan again for the tip. [Source: The Washington Post]