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LinuxPR: Conectiva launches 7.0

Aug 09, 2001, 00:48 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A new version of the most used open source operating system in the world is available since July 30. The product replaces version 6.0 released at the end of 2000 and it is presented in two editions: Conectiva Linux 7.0 and Conectiva 7.0 Professional Server. The biggest innovation of this version are the tools for facilitating the use of APT, the automatic RPM packages updater. With this exclusive and free resource of Conectiva, it is possible for the user to install only those which are convenient. Other modifications that Conectiva prepared for CL 7.0 is the elimination of the boot disk (initialization), considering that practically all of the machines can realize the same process directly through the CD-ROM. But, if it is necessary, the user can create their own boot disk with the utilities and images present in the first of the five CDs that are a part of the product.

In accordance with the new strategy of the company, that intends to show that Linux is already professionalized and has gained a large market, the design of the boxes have changed. Version CL 7.0 has more simple and sharp lines than before and maintains a predominance of the color blue. Meanwhile, the Professional Server edition also has clean lines and is distinguished by the color white.

Among the advantages of this new version are the additional support and documentation that Conectiva has added, which is more complete and directed at the user. Conectiva Linux 7.0 comes with the "User's Guide" and "Installation Guide", while the Professional Server version brings the "Installation Guide", "Server Guide" and a new book "Understanding Linux", which presents information about the operating system through practical examples. Aside from the manuals, the package is composed of five CDs; one for installation (operating system and applications), one with extra applications, two with the source codes of the programs in the first two CDs and one containing StarOffice for Linux in various languages."

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