As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

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What a difference a year makes. linuxRoughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

Today, Ubuntu has fallen to No. 2, and Linux Mint is the clear winner, at least according to DistroWatch's popularity rankings.

It's a different landscape now in the world of desktop Linux, so as 2011 draws to a close and 2012 dawns, I'd like to take a look at where things stand when it comes to the many choices available in this free and open source operating system.

Anything could change in the coming months, of course, but here are the top 10 desktop Linux distributions as of late December 2011.

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