Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories. Although it is an "Ubuntu-based" distribution, Linux Mint have successfully beaten its predecessor, Ubuntu in popularity.
According to the DistroWatch average number of hits per day statistic, Linux Mint has 3464 hits per day for last 1 month, while Ubuntu has only 2706 hits per day. But, what is the matter causes Ubuntu lost its #1 popularity? Does the users dislike the newly Unity interface? Or there is something else?
When you are on top , there is only one way , down!