Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 17th Jul 2012 04:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Like Ubuntu's Unity interface? Great. If not, you can easily change it to look and act like Ubuntu used to. This tutorial shows how.
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RE[2]: Nice but...
by zima on Tue 17th Jul 2012 14:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice but..."
zima
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2005-07-06

Ubuntu never was the "easiest linux", it was just the most popular for personal use. Since Unity arrived Ubuntu has dropped in popularity. If you check out Distrowatch you will see Mint is much more popular these days.

Distrowatch, counting hits on its distro-specific summary pages, doesn't give a very accurate idea about overall popularity.

More general web stats, while obviously also flawed, are probably flawed much less ...and there happens to be one with per-distro breakdown on one group of very popular websites - summary of all requests on Wikimedia services:

http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-06/SquidRepor...
Linux Mint 12.5 M 0.01%
Linux Ubuntu 990 M 0.66%
Here, Mint has close to 2 orders of magnitude less requests than Ubuntu (and Debian, SUSE, Fedora are also ahead)

But wait, what about trends, you say? Let's check half a year ago:
http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-01/SquidRepor...
Linux Mint 19.1 M 0.01%
Linux Ubuntu 942 M 0.68%
Uhm, yeah...

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