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- Over $30 billion has been earmarked for the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT), in the Commonwealth countries. This was disclosed at a press briefing in Abuja as Nigeria prepares to host the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Conference from 6th to 8th October 6- 8, 2008. Nigeria and other African countries got $12 billion, of the said amount, though the sharing formula has not being worked out.

- South Africa’s Stellenbosch University now has a high-performance Sun Fire cluster running OpenSuse Linux, courtesy of Breakpoint Solutions. The high performance cluster is built using Sun Fire X4150 servers, with each having two Intel Quad Core CPUs and 16 gigabytes of memory.