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Duke of URL: Conectiva Linux 5.0

Oct 23, 2000, 17:59 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

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"Linux distributions are popping up everywhere. Contrary to popular belief, Europe and the United States aren't the only countries dishing out Linux distributions. Introducing Conectiva-Linux for South America."

"Easy to install and use, but slightly harder to maintain since it really only uses stock utilities like Linuxconf and Red Hat's configuration utilities, which are a little generic and outdated. Things like network setup and installation of the development tools are also eliminated from the installation, so installing these things correctly may be tricky for new users, but veteran users will have no problem."

"While it may have been good when it was released, Conectiva 5.0 is now relatively dated and relies too much on Red Hat's own innovations. An excellent distribution for beginners, but maintenence of the system may prove to be more trouble than it's worth compared to distributions like Linux Mandrake. If you're sold on this distribution, however; I'd suggest waiting until 6.0 is released."

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