In Pictures: 10 Linux distros to watch in 2014

What to expect in the world of Linux in the upcoming year.

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Lubuntu Lubuntu – which is, in essence, Ubuntu with the Unity environment ripped out in favor of the lightweight LXDE – has already experienced a pretty substantial boost in popularity, thanks in large part to many long-time Ubuntu users looking to escape from (what they feel is) the bloated slowness of the Unity desktop environment. Lubuntu seems to now have hit a critical mass, gaining attention from non-Ubuntu users as well for its speed and low-memory footprint. I expect to see this distro’s user-base grow steadily throughout 2014.

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