Caixa Mágica is a Portuguese Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux and maintained by Caixa Mágica Software.
Its name translated to English is Magic Box.
It uses the RPM Package Manager. 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".
Updates: (via Distrowatch)
Linux Caixa Mágica 16, a new stable version of the Portuguese desktop Linux distribution, has been released. This is the project's first version based on Ubuntu (previous releases were based on openSUSE and later on Mandriva) and it comes in separate live media with GNOME and KDE desktops. Other new features and applications of the release include Firefox 4.0.1, LibreOffice 3.3.2, Caixa Mágica software centre, Shotwell photo management program, Banshee media player, automatic detection of proprietary firmware, new package management formant and system, and simplified system installer.
Read the release announcement (in Portuguese) for further information and links to documentation files.
Download: caixamagica-16-desktop-i386-gnome-dvd.iso (1,310MB, MD5), caixamagica-16-desktop-i386-kde-dvd.isoMD5), caixamagica-16-desktop-amd64-gnome-dvd.iso (1,448MB, MD5), caixamagica-16-desktop-amd64-kde-dvd.iso (1,628MB, MD5). (1,509MB,
• 2011-06-03: Distribution Release: Linux Caixa Mágica 16
• 2011-05-12: Development Releases: Linux Caixa Mágica 16 Beta
• 2010-05-26: Development Release: Linux Caixa Mágica 15 Beta
• 2009-06-03: Distribution Release: Linux Caixa Mágica 14
• 2009-04-24: Development Release: Linux Caixa Mágica 14 RC1
• 2008-02-21: Distribution Release: Linux Caixa Mágica 12