Conectiva is an RPM-based Linux distribution. The installation program is easy-to-use and offers multi-language support. It looks good, too. Setup was simple and painless, as all of my hardware was detected and I only had to partition my drive. Thus, I was quickly on my way to picking out the packages that my system would need. I selected the everything install, andsat back and waited for the install to finish. Let s see ... 2.2.17 kernel, GNOME 1.2.2, KDE 2.0,Star Office and other, mostly up-to-date programs.The thing I really like about this distribution is the apt-get interface to RPM packages. Just use apt-get program_name and the system will go find the RPM package you requested and install it. Check out this distribution. I am quite impressed with it, and I think you will be too.