Conectiva Linux

Last Updated on: 3rd May 2022, 11:58 am

Web site: (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (PT): Conectiva
Media: Install, Live CD
The last version | Released: 10 | July 5, 2004

Conectiva Linux – an independent Linux distribution for the Latin American market. Conectiva Linux was forked from Red Hat Linux, based on RPM packages and used APT to update and install packages.

Conectiva was a company founded on August 28, 1995 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, by a group of friends, mostly public employees of Banco do Brasil, together with Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo, who was a pioneer in Linux distributions and free software in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

The “Crystal” icons for KDE, which were designed by Conectiva employee Esveraldo Coelho, and the “apt4rpm” port for the Debian GNU / Linux package management, were developed by Conectiva. Conectiva also developed the Synaptic graphical user interface. Conectiva employed a.o. Rik van Riel and the kernel maintainer Marcelo Tosatti.

Conectiva also developed in the area of ​​the Linux kernel, the high availability of Linux and in the area of ​​drivers. Also: XFree86, network protocols, firewall, Linux clusters, performance analysis and optimization, file and resource management.

On January 24, 2005 it was announced that the company MandrakeSoft had acquired Conectiva for 1.79 million euros. On April 7, 2005 MandrakeSoft announced the change of the company’s name to Mandriva and its distributions to the name of Mandriva Linux.

The first version of Conectiva Linux 1.0 Parolin was released October 7, 1997.
The last one version 10 released July 5, 2004.

The live ISO’s user is: default/conectiva/root without password.


Conectiva Linux 2.0 i386 628MB.iso
md5sum: b39f2ddb9f64bb7d93dc9c1e9cd7156e

Conectiva Linux 3.0 i386 644MB.iso
md5sum: e5bb6d624977a83a0bad5d3f4483fac6

Conectiva Linux 4.0 i386 628MB.iso
md5sum: 81a21151ae30c39ed11a3a4fc04c1292

Conectiva Linux 5.0 i386 619MB.iso
md5sum: 521f3f35914f65d2afb33c04df8ec2c9

Conectiva Linux 6.0 i386 669MB.iso
md5sum: ae4f3b40df1fd9ecea8225275933e2e8

Conectiva Linux 7.0 i386 660MB.iso
md5sum: 35f97ceac654a2cd0dc874f0701a640d

Conectiva Linux 8.0 i386 668MB.iso
md5sum: 35f97ceac654a2cd0dc874f0701a640d

Conectiva Linux 9.0 i386 644MB.iso
md5sum: f6b62428d4a5b880dba54e854088647b

Conectiva Linux 10.0 i386 659MB.iso
md5sum: c645ca0e8464e4571dd4b5a5b20ecbc7

Conectiva Linux livecd 0.5 GNOME i386 MB.iso
md5sum: 5f34e40ef5d47738b4422e5611dcd86a


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