"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
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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