In Pictures: 10 Linux distros to watch in 2014

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

Mint Linux Mint is an interesting beast. It initially appeared on the scene as a version of Ubuntu with some added codecs and drivers. It then quickly earned a (much-deserved) reputation for excellent visual design and has, over the last few years, built up a sizable user base – catapulting it to the No. 1 spot on the DistroWatch list. This popularity has caused the system to splinter into a variety of flavors and versions, which is both interesting and confusing. My prediction is that Linux Mint will become a single version of a single distro (re-focusing its message) in 2014, or it will see a significant drop in popularity. Regardless of what its talented team does, I will be watching closely.

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