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Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 12, 2012

  • Introducing Ubuntu Clear Dark Sky Lens for Unity (Jun 12, 2012, 23:00)
    Softpedia: The plugin retrieves data from the Clear Dark Sky website.

  • Camera FV-5: Android Camera App for Serious Photographers (Jun 12, 2012, 19:00)
    Scribbles and Snaps: The Camera FV-5 app is designed for serious photographers, and as such, it lacks fancy trimmings like scene modes, effects, and sharing capabilities.

  • Open Source Law Releases Report on Open Standards (Jun 12, 2012, 15:00)
    Brendan Scott's Weblog: Linux Australia commissioned a report from me about Open Standards. That report (link below) was completed last week and, I understand,  Linux Australia has used it as a basis for a submission to the UK Open Standards Consultation process.

  • Bach Goes Open Source With A Little Help From Some Fans (Jun 12, 2012, 13:00)
    Hyperbot: The Open Goldberg Variations project is a dream come true for Bach enthusiasts, open-source fans, app-makers, remixers, mashers-up of all stripes, and anyone with interested ears, created with the aim of "Setting Bach Free."

  • Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Alpha 1 - New features (Jun 12, 2012, 12:00)
    Tech World: The software is a very early pre-release, of course, and definitely not intended for production purposes. Still, it offers a compelling early peek at what's to come in the next version of Canonical's popular free and open source Linux distribution.

  • Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put (Jun 12, 2012, 11:00)
    The Guardian: Google's smartphone operating system hits new peak for daily activations, while Android chief denies rumours he's about to leave the company.

  • Best Of LinuxCon Japan 2012 (Jun 12, 2012, 06:00) Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin kicked things off at LinuxCon Japan last week with a look at how and why companies and their developers can leverage open source software

  • Sabayon Linux 9 Released (Jun 12, 2012, 05:00)
    Sabayon: We're once again here to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 9 in all of its tier-1 flavours. If you really enjoyed Sabayon 8, this is just another step towards World domination.

  • 30 Handy Bash Shell Aliases For Linux / Unix / Mac OS X (Jun 12, 2012, 04:00)
    nixCraft: An alias is nothing but shortcut to commands. The alias command allows user to launch any command or group of commands (including options and filenames) by entering a single word.