Canaima is a Venezuelan distribution based on LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition), this Linux distribution arose as a consequence of the presidential decree on the use of free technologies in the Venezuelan National Public Administration.
The distribution It is used frequently within Venezuelan public schools, in this field he usually uses the name of "Canaima Educativo ”. The distribution It is not considered as Free Software because it includes proprietary drivers Required for certain pieces of hardware to function in some computer equipment.
Still the project has had great acceptance on the part of the community being so been used in the Latin American Festival of Free Software Installation (FLISOL) where it has been installed on the computers of many users.
After hard work by the development team, the joint distribution of people with hearing and visual impairments was finalized the update version of Canaima GNU / Linux 5.1 with code name of "Chimantá".
The support from people with disabilities in this new version was a key element since this new update was focused on offering greater support in the system for users with a disability.
The 5.1 version was produced from Debian Jessie 8.9 and Linux Mint Debian Edition Betsy. It has Mate and Cinnamon desktop environments.
The main components of this new version are:
- Linux kernel 3.16
- Libreoffice Office Suite 4.3
- Firefox-esr 53.2 browser
- Thunderbird 52.2 mail client
- And changes in the parcel
How to get Canaima 5.1?
If you are already a user of the distribution and want to obtain the new improvements, just open a terminal and execute the following command:
followed by a:
Now if you do not have the distro and want to try it or make use of it, you can download the ISO of the system from its official page that I leave you this link.