This week in Linux news: The Linux Foundation's R Consortium is prepping several new projects to advance the R language, Google issues an emergency Android vulnerability patch, and more! Catch up on this week's Linux headlines with our weekly digest below:
1) With $200,000 in grant money, the Linux Foundation launches several projects to develop math-and-stats R language.
2) Google issues emergency patch for an Android vulnerability while a "Stagefright" exploit is also causing concern.
3) At Open Networking Summit, AT&T Labs VP explains how telecom vendors and operators are rethinking strategy as focus and adoption of open source software increases.
Open Source Software Altering Telecom Operator, Vendor Space- RCRWireless News
4) Google has found that users on Windows, Mac, and Linux prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome, plans to scrap Chrome app launcher.
5) 26.2% of developers use Apple's Mac operating system, while Linux distros having a combined 21.7% usage share.