“Don’t use DistroWatch as a measuring stick in any way for the
popularity of a Linux distribution.
Seriously, stop it.
In fact, why are we even asking the question at all?
“Popularity” is a term that smacks of our days in high school,
when we thought we should care about social standing and where we
fit in that ranking. Now apparently, we seem to be locked into this
notion of figuring out which distro is most popular, too.