It is primarily designed as a solution for the computers of National Public Administration in accordance with the presidential decree number 3.390 about the use of free technologies in National Public Administration in the country.
Canaima GNU/Linux is a Debian-based desktop distribution created mainly for use in Venezuela's government departments, but also available to general public as a desktop operating system. Version 2.0.1 was released yesterday.
Updates (via Distrowatch):
Luis Alejandro Martinez Faneyth has announced the availability of the first "version candidata" (VC) of Canaima GNU/Linux 3.0, a Venezuelan distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. This release represents a technological paradigm shift intended to improve the way that groups and communities involved in the process of creating free software interact. It also incorporates visual elements and innovative applications created by national communities in Venezuela. Some of the default new applications include: Deluge - a Python-based torrent downloader; emesene - a Python-based instant messenger client; Turpial - a Python-based Twitter and Identi.ca client developed locally; Exaile - a Python-based media player; LibreOffice - an office suite free of corporate restrictions; Canaima Notas - a bug reporting utility....
Read the rest of the release announcement (in Spanish) for further information.
Download: canaima-3.0~VC1_i386.iso (689MB, MD5), canaima-3.0~VC1_amd64.iso (678MB), MD5)
• 2011-02-11: Development Release: Canaima GNU/Linux 3.0 VC1
• 2009-05-06: Distribution Release: Canaima GNU/Linux 2.0.1
• 2009-04-16: Development Release: Canaima GNU/Linux 2.0.1 RC1