"2007. What a year. Ubuntu cranked out two more solid releases,
sub-$500 laptops flooded the market and undermined Microsoft's
influence, and 3D desktop effects continued to improve. The
DistroWatch charts were invaded by Texans, and several new distros
appeared on the scene, while existing ones (Mint, Sabayon) joined
the ranks of the Top 10. And what a Top 10 it is...
"Gentoo: What a nasty year for Gentoo! First, Daniel Robbins
comes back to join the amd64 development squad, only to leave in
disgust a week later. The development process over there is
devolving into anarchy, and it's not helping their release
schedule: The first release arrived three months late, and the
second (and last for the year) is already even later. Expect Gentoo
users to flock to Paldo and Sabayon--which will help Paldo make it
into the Top 10..."