Is Ubuntu falling from grace?

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The unthinkable is happening – Linux Mint is overtaking Ubuntu in popularity.

Watching DistroWatch.com recently, a popular aggregator for Linux distributions and a barometer of Linux distribution popularity, Ubuntu -- the darling of desktop Linux -- has at times been no longer number one. Ubuntu is threatened by its rival, Linux Mint, which recently overtook it. (Although right now, it's back in the number one spot.)

However, measuring Linux distribution popularity is far from a science. As a freely available operating system, Linux distributions can be mirrored among thousands of independently owned sites, distributed on magazine cover CDs, sold on discs and so on. Meaning it's impossible to truly know how many people are using any particular distribution of Linux.

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Broken link?

The link you gave can not be opened from my IP address, it says my country has no access to the site (Romania). Please try to use stories publicly available to anyone.

re: link?

I'm sure sorry about that, but I have no way of knowing if a site is blocked by some countries. Besides, using your standard that would probably put me out of business considering some country's censoring practices.

It wasn't a long article that asserts since Linux Mint is moving up on Distrowatch's Page Hit Ranking and Ubuntu is moving down, then Ubuntu is losing popularity while Mint is gaining.

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