Google's Chrome Strategy Heads in New Directions, Draws Linux Comparisons

Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS operating system are grabbing headlines this week for several reasons. As Susan reported here, Matt Hartley said recently, 'Anyone who believes Google isn't making a play for desktop users isn't paying attention.' 

Rackspace Says It's Not for Sale, Despite Obstacles

eWEEK: Rackspace names a new CEO, as the OpenStack cloud founder chooses not to sell after evaluating its strategic options.

Lessons from the Women’s Resume Writing Workshop at LinuxCon

 As a recent MS in Computer Science graduate, I attended LinuxCon in order to receive feedback and improve my resume. The resume workshop, which was lead by Leslie Hawthorn on the first day of the conference, provided me with insight and tools to present myself to employers and to actively shape my career trajectory.

Thursday's security advisories

Debian has updated icedove (two
vulnerabilities) and libav (multiple
unspecified vulnerabilities).

openSUSE has updated curl (13.1,
12.3: two cookie-handling vulnerabilities).

Oracle has updated automake (OL5:
code execution from 2012), bind97 (OL5:
three vulnerabilities, two from 2013), conga

FOSS Around the World: Latin America

 FOSS Force: Who is the top FOSS user in this hemisphere south of the equator?

Too often coverage of free/open source software news and commentary tends to focus on either developments and activities in North America or in Europe. While much of the news is made on these two continents, there’s a wider world out there where folks are doing some substantial things, and promoting FOSS in their own way in their own areas.

Distribution Release: Webconverger 26.0

Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 26.0, a new update of the specialist distribution designed for web-only computers - now with Firefox 32.0.

Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 26.0, a new update of the specialist distribution designed for web-only computers - now with Firefox 32.0: "Webconverger 26 release. Highlights of this 26.0 signed and tagged snapshot: revised boot menu, helping you get started with Neon, our web signage..."
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Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.1

Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 7.4.1, a bug-fix release of the project's Debian-based live CD/DVD that provides the LXDE (default), GNOME 3.12 and KDE 4.13.3 desktops, as well as a separate "ADRIANE" edition designed for visually impaired users.

Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 7.4.1, a bug-fix release of the project's Debian-based live CD/DVD that provides the LXDE (default), GNOME 3.12 and KDE 4.13.3 desktops, as well as a separate "ADRIANE" edition designed for visually impaired users: "Version 7.4.1 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks...

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 18, 2014

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 18, 2014 is available.

CoreOS: Open Source Future of Enterprise Computing?

 ComputerworldUK: CoreOS is such a good fit for open source.

Some stable kernel updates

Greg Kroah-Hartman has made some progress on the stable patch backlog with
the release of
3.16.3,
3.14.19, and
3.10.55.

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