Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the name of the Ubuntu 15.10, the next iteration of the Linux distribution from Canonical, and it's Wily Werewolf.
The founder of Canonical used to make these announcements on this personal blog, but he has chosen the Ubuntu Online Summit keynote to make this one. What's interesting about this particular name is the fact that it makes a full circle (almost) to the first Ubuntu release Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), that dates back to October 2004.
Also: Mark Shuttleworth Promises Ubuntu Phone that Turns into PC This Year
Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper
At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software.
Designed to boot and run directly from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive without needing to be installed on a computer’s hard drive, Knoppix incorporates automatic hardware detection with support for a wide range of video and sound cards, USB devices and other peripherals and uses and on-the-fly decompression to run entirely in a computer’s memory. The CD version carries up to 2GB of executable software, while the single-layer DVD edition stores up to 10GB of data. The operating system can be used, for example, as a rescue system, to demonstrate Linux, as an educational CD, or installed directly to a system.
LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 Is Out, Stable Version Should Arrive Very Soon
The Document Foundation has just announced that the second RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 4.4.3 branch has been released and is now available for download and testing.
Gibson and Associates Solicitors: What Are My Rights As A Consumer?
As a consumer in Ireland you have certain rights afforded to you by the law and it is therefore important for you to understand how these rights apply in certain circumstances so that you are protected and you know what to do if things do go wrong.
Consumer laws in Ireland and in the EU protect you from unsafe goods and also allow you to have the information you need to make the right choice on the product you buy and the business you purchase from.
The law clearly defines who is a consumer and this is important to understand if you have any legal rights to make a claim against them if anything goes wrong. A consumer is someone who buy goods or a service for themselves from a business who sell goods or services to consumers.
Consumer law in Ireland states that you are not a consumer if you are buying for business use, if you have been given a gift or if you buy from someone who is not in that line of business.
When you buy from a business, this triggers a contract between you and them, even when there is nothing stipulated in writing.
Whilst oral contracts are still enforceable by law, it may be difficult to get a clear idea of what was agreed in the first place, therefore a written contract may offer better protection in the long run. There is nothing in the law that stipulates what should be included in a consumer contract, only that it must be fair and written in a clear and easy to understand way.
Consumer contracts are covered by the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 and you are given protection under this law that:
" The goods will be of reasonable quality
" The goods are fit for their purpose
" The goods are as they have been described
You have the right to return any good straight the shop where you purchased them if they do not fit the above criteria and you should do this as soon as possible and take along your receipt or proof of purchase.
When you are supplied a service, the business should:
" Have the right skills to provide you with the service
" Provide the service with attentiveness and thoroughness
" Ensure that the products and equipment they use are of a good standard
If this does not happen, you should contact the supplier and raise your issues with them. Be clear about when you would like your complaint resolved and allow them time to put it right.
Leaked Images of the upcoming Samsung Z2 Tizen Smart Phone?
We have mentioned previously about the rumoured upcoming Samsung Z2 Smartphone and an un-named Global Tizen Smartphone. Well today these are allegedly leaked images of the Samsung Z2, a Tizen based Quad core Smartphone with 1Gb memory, 540 x 960 Screen to be released 1H 2015, which is potentially only a few weeks away.