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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 500

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This week in the 500th issue of DistroWatch Weekly (incidentally, this is also news item number 7777):

* Reviews: First look at openSUSE 12.3
* News: Ubuntu approves major release changes, Debian integrates backports into main archive, Slackware replaces MySQL with MariaDB
* Opinions: The growing divide
* Released last week: Linux Mint 201303 "Debian", SparkyLinux 2.1, CAINE 4.0, AsteriskNOW 3.0
* Upcoming releases: Mageia 3 Beta 4
* New distributions: calamariOS, Tanglu, YouTube Remote Controller OS
* Reader comments

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