DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 499

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Linux

Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It was a fascinating week, with the added excitement of the final release of openSUSE 12.3, as well as what has become a rather standard feature in the world of Ubuntu in recent months - much online bickering.

But before we get to the news section, we'll take a little detour from Linux and focus on the MINIX project which recently released version 3.2.1 of their computer operating system based on a microkernel architecture. While MINIX might not be something that most of us would run on our laptops or desktop computers, it certainly is -- and has been for over two decades -- an excellent light, clean and reliable system to tinker with on a rainy day.

Back to the news section, Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell explains his recent spat with the Ubuntu leadership, Fedora's Robyn Bergeron presents an educated opinion on the state of Linux desktop market, and openSUSE provides a series of introductory articles about the just-released version 12.3. Also in this issue, a round-up of Linux distributions for musicians and an addition of three new operating systems to the DistroWatch database, including the ever exciting KolibriOS.

Happy reading!