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OSNews: Conectiva Linux 9 – The Latin American Distribution You Should Know

Apr 16, 2004, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Prince)

"Conectiva Linux, developed by Brazilian vendor Conectiva S.A., is the most popular distribution in South America, so it's quite surprising that there aren't more reviews of their products online. This is really quite surprising--while you may not have heard much about Conectiva Linux itself, you almost certainly know quite a lot about three of their most important contributions to the open source community--the Conectiva Crystal icon set, apt-rpm, and Synaptic.

"Conectiva Linux 9 is the most recent release from Conectiva S.A., barring some technology previews and the first two betas of their upcoming version 10. It originally came on four CDs, but in the middle of last year Conectiva pulled a huge set of updates together and released Update 1 on another CD, taking the total to five..."

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