This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation partners with Goodwill of Central Texas to help those with disadvantaged backgrounds start their career in IT, 9 interesting Linux distros to keep an eye on in the new year, and more! Keep your finger on the pulse of Linux with our weekly digest below.
1) The Linux Foundation announces the Extended Learning Linux Foundation Scholarship Program, in partnership with job training/placement organization, Goodwill of Central Texas.
2) Bryan Lunduke shares his top picks for the most interesting Linux distros to watch in the upcoming year.
3) "Ubuntu might have missed its goal, but its efforts are impressive nonetheless" writes Scott Gilbertson in summation of the past year for Linux developments.
4) Skype's free and real-time translation service could be coming to Linux soon.
5) The importance of R to Microsoft grows, following their membership with The Linux Foundation's R Consortium.
Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio- InformationWeek