The Duke of URL reports: "First formed in 1997, Conectiva was known as Conectiva Linux Parolin. In 1999 they released the first distribution focused on server technology, which included a
whopping 1900 pages of documentation, which is pretty much unheard of in today's world of 100 page manuals. 1999 also marked the year that Conectiva released version
4.0, the distribution that brought them to the attention of the rest of the planet."
January 29, 2001