DistroWatch reports about the brand new release of Conectiva Linux (4 CDs); version 9 comes almost exactly one year after Conectiva 8. Its installer uses Synaptic to select and install packages. Basic components: kernel 2.4.21, GNU C compiler 3.2.2, glibc 2.3.1, XFree86 4.3.0, KDE 3.1.1, GNOME 2.2.2. Kernel packages optimized for single- and multi-processor Athlon and Pentium IV families are bundled; the appropriate kernel should be automatically installed. New applications: MPlayer, OpenOffice.org, Blender, Webmin, Sun’s JRE and IBM’s Java 2 JDK.
Conectiva’s web site has more details on its product page (Portuguese only).