Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - 6 month subscription of Pandora One at 46% off. ×

Submission + - Chromebook takes top place in laptop sales on Amazon. ( 1

rtfa-troll writes: Amazon's latest table of the top selling laptops will be a surprise for many on Slashdot who's first reaction when we discussed this before was "so what" with pundits describing it as "an enterprise contender". Given the recent launch and huge advertising campaign, you would expect that the top selling consumer laptop would be based in Win8. If you read recent discussions about Microsoft's troubled new system you might expect a Mac to be leading but Google's Chromebook topping the sales chart on a consumer site without any major advertising campaign is a major surprise. We've discussed before that apart from it's web based ChromeOS Chromebooks are also very fast running Ubuntu Linux and have several other distributions already ported.

Submission + - Users sue Facebook for change in Instagram Terms of Service. (

Alex Belits writes: "Users of Instagram image sharing service owned by Facebook filed a class action against Facebook for the change in Terms of Service. The change that takes effect on January 16 2013, will give Facebook to unlimited rights to use and license all photos that users uploaded to the service."

Submission + - Mozilla Announces Web Development Learning Initiative (

bonch writes: Mozilla has announced Webmaker, a web development initiative aimed at teaching the average user the building blocks of the web. Users can join a "code party" and learn web development with provided authoring tools, and existing developers can volunteer to run their own events. To kick it off, Mozilla is announcing the Summer Code Party starting June 23.

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.