This Week in Linux News: R Consortium Prepping New Projects to Advance R, Google Issues Android Vulnerability Patch, & More.


r consortium-100594113-primary.idgeThis 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.

Money Talks: Linux Foundation Pours Funds Into R Language– InfoWorld

2) Google issues emergency patch for an Android vulnerability while a “Stagefright” exploit is also causing concern.

Google Updates Android for Linux Kernel Flaw– eWeek

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.

Google will kill its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July– VentureBeat

5) 26.2% of developers use Apple’s Mac operating system, while Linux distros having a combined 21.7% usage share.

OS X and Linux Threaten Windows’ Dominance in Developer Market– betanews