Computer News - In Brief


- Dakar in Senegal will host next week the third annual conference on open source software with the support of the African Foundation for open source software.

- PC-BSD, an open source OS based on the stable FreeBSD OS and iXsystems announced the release of PC-BSD Edison, or version 1.5.

- Computing products manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (HP) has placed a high premium on its Africa growth prospects driven by government contracts which pushed its continental business revenue to US$12 billion, company officials said.

- Firefox 3.0 beta version has been released in Afrikaans.