"One of the most telling stats, based on information gathered from
LinuxCon registrations this year, is how the different distributions
have won or lost favor with users. Although Fedora used to hold nearly
half the market share (45%), it has now dropped firmly into second place
(28%) behind the growing popularity of Ubuntu (34%). One positive aspect
of this change is more distributions are getting users’ attention and
use, and Linux Mint has recently joined the more well-known and older
distros on the list."