Computer News - In Brief

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- Nigeria’s computer manufacturer, Omatek Computers Plc has rolled out a series of 8in and 10in Smart books. The key feature of the new Omatek Smartbooks is that they are light- slim-built and therefore easy to carry around.

- Three hundred pupils from Kagugu Primary School in Gasabo district in Rwanda received Laptop computers during the official launch of the One Laptop Per child (OLPC) program. Two more primary schools; Nonko primary school in Kicukiro and Rwamagana B will be the next to receive a share of the 5000 laptops.

- The 2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference in Cape Town will attract local and international speakers including Google’s head of geospatial technology.

- As one of the lead parties in the OOXML ISO opposition and with a government ODF strategy, the second OpenDocument Format conference is, fittingly, to be held in South Africa in October.