“If you are into such things, and you place your faith on those
distro popularity numbers over on DistroWatch, you’ll see that
Ubuntu has dropped from its number one position, a position now
held by Linux Mint. Heavens, no! Surely the universe is about to
implode! And isn’t even 2012 yet!
Sorry about that. The reason for Ubuntu’s decline from that
venerated number one position has been speculated on by tea leaf
readers everywhere (i.e. my fellow tech journalists).