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Conectiva is a company founded in 1995 that was the pioneer in the distribution of Linux and Open Source in Portuguese, Spanish and English for all of Latin America. Besides the customized Linux distribution for the Latin American market, Conectiva develops a series of products and additional services directed to the attendance of the market demand that seeks to adopt Open Source Tools; including books, manuals, additional software like Linux Tools and embedded systems, OEM programs, applications port, training kits and the "Revista do Linux" (Linux magazine). In addition, the company provides consulting services, training and technical support in all Latin America through its own service centers and certified partners.

Conectiva is a private company, located in Curitiba, Paraná in Brazil. It has Service Centers in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Brasília, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte in Brazil; also in Bogotá (Colombia), Santiago (Chile) and Lima (Peru).

MKT: Conectiva also provides development, customization and professional services on a worldwide basis through its team of open source software engineers. Conectiva's development team has expertise in, amongst others, the following areas: Linux kernel development, high availability, device drivers. XFree86, network protocols, firewalling, clustering, performance analysis and optimisation, filesystems and resource management. Information about Conectiva's open source projects is available at

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