Conectiva S/A is the company that produces the Conectiva Linux distribution.
This is the leader distribution in Latin America (acording to various sources), and is mostly used by Portuguese and Spanish speaking users (although it has full English Support).
Conectiva S/A is one of the members of UnitedLinux
You can find their main homepage at http://www.conectiva.com
, although the english part is mostly about UnitedLinux
The main ftp
site can be found at ftp://ftp.conectiva.com/
(server located at Canada
A download page is also avaliable, but in Portuguese only, at http://www.conectiva.com.br/download/
Conectiva comes with the apt
package utility, which provides on-line upgrades and package instalation. Notice should be placed that Conectiva is a RPM
One interesting thing to notice is that Marcelo Tossati, the current head maintainer of the stable Linux kernel
works for Conectiva. Other kernel hackers
that work there: ACME and Rik van Riel.
Reviews and additional off-site information:
- http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.thedukeofurl.org/reviews/misc/conectiva70 - The Duke of Url about Conectiva Linux 7.0 (Courtesy of web.archive.org)
- http://www.distrowatch.com/conectiva.php - Conectiva Linux on DistroWatch (software information, versions, releases etc)
Conectiva S/A has ABN AMRO BANK as it's major share holder. Other owners are LatinTech and the original 6 founders. The exact ownership share of each part is unknown, although it's interesting to notice that ABN aquired extras shares (and so became the major share holder) in May/June 2002 (exact date unknown).
Conectiva HQ is located in Curitiba
. Phone: +55-41-360-2600
Note: Conectiva was the first Linux distrubution (as well as sponsor) of the apt-rpm
port of the Debian apt-get
package management suit for RPM