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Ubuntu popularity falls as Linux Mint flourishes

The Inquirer - Ubuntu is losing popularity according to Distrowatch, with Linux Mint growing at a tremendous pace.

The Distrowatch Linux Distribution popularity tracker was updated earlier today showing Canonical's Ubuntu slipping to fourth place, with Linux Mint increasing its lead at the top. For many years Ubuntu had topped the Distrowatch popularity list, but in the past year it has slipped to second place and now is ranked fourth.

Ubuntu's drop to fourth place sees Red Hat's Fedora move up to second place and OpenSUSE take third. Not only has Linux Mint retained its position at the top of the Distrowatch charts, according to the web site its popularity has increased by over 66 per cent in the last month.