Caixa Mágica

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Caixa Mágica
Caixa Mágica Logo
Caixa Mágica 15
Company / developer Caixa Mágica Software
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Free and open source software
Latest release 22 [1] / August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04)
Available in Multilingual (35 languages)
Package manager APT
Platforms i386, AMD64
Kernel type Monolithic
Default user interface GNOME, KDE or LXDE
License Various
Official website

Caixa Mágica (English: "Magic Box") is a Portuguese Linux distribution based on Debian[2] and maintained by Caixa Mágica Software. It uses the .deb format. There are two editions: Desktop and Server.


This project was created in 2000 by Paulo Trezentos and Daniel Neves at ADETTI, a Portuguese research centre.

In 2004 there was a need to restructure the project because of the growth of the team and new challenges faced, so a spin-off of ADETTI was created, designated by "Caixa Mágica Software".[3]

Caixa Mágica used to be based on Mandriva Linux and used the RPM Package Manager, but version 16 started to be based on Debian.[2]

The "Magalhães" computers also included Caixa Mágica.[4]

Caixa Mágica Software[edit]

Caixa Mágica Software
Type Stock Corporation
Industry Software
Founded Portugal
Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal
Key people Daniel Neves
José Guimarães
Paulo Trezentos


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