Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:23 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Linux "Ubuntu, once the darling of desktop Linux and the overwhelmingly popular choice for newcomers, may soon lose that role to Mint." I switched to Mint KDE, and have no intention of going back. By the way, KDE4 is finally good (don't hit me, Aaron) - fast, fluid, stable, pretty, and thanks to its versatility, a joy to use after a few hours of tweaking. Just... Please, unify Plasma and the regular widget style. This is insanity.
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RE[2]: Mint
by Casey99 on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Mint"
Casey99
Member since:
2011-07-14

Safe to say? You must then have some good sources, right (distrowatch doesn't count).


There is not a single good source that can accurately measure the most popular linux distributions. But take a step back for a moment and watch the world around you. Linux Mint is slaughtering Ubuntu on the desktop. I have no doubt Mint has surpassed Ubuntu on the desktop.

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RE[3]: Mint
by woegjiub on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Mint"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Show even one source that isn't anecdotal, and provides an objective measure.

Find a single source to back up this hefty claim.

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RE[3]: Mint
by joekiser on Fri 4th Jan 2013 01:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Mint"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Wikipedia, as one of the top ten sites on the web, is as good of an indicator as we are ever going to get.

http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportOperatingSys...

From Wikipedia's Traffic Analysis:

Linux Mint 11 M 0.01%
Linux Ubuntu 1,189 M 0.69%

It's not even close. According to these stats, Mint is behind not only Ubuntu, but Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, and Mandriva.

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RE[4]: Mint
by Gregor on Sun 6th Jan 2013 10:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Mint"
Gregor Member since:
2013-01-06

I use Linux Mint MATE 14 and whatsmyuseragent.com says:

Your User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

Then Wikipedia is not a good indicator. Maybe that 0.01% is LMDE, I never tried it.

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RE[4]: Mint
by zima on Thu 10th Jan 2013 20:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Mint"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Trends are also notable: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/

For example, comparing 2012-10:
Linux Mint 11 M 0.01%
Linux Ubuntu 1,189 M 0.69%

with a year earlier, 2011-10:
Linux Mint 17.3 M 0.01%
Linux Ubuntu 522 M 0.41%

Yup, Mint decreased somewhat, Ubuntu nicely grew (and is in fact the only notable non-Android Linux which did so over that year)

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