Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu are, without much doubt, the most popular Linux distributions but two others, MEPIS and Mint, also deserve your attention.
on 12/16/2009 – Made popular on 12/16/2009
During recent years, many people have touted the ease of use that comes with Linux Mint compared to virtually all other distributions. As such, Linux Mint is now one of the most popular distributions out there, and almost as popular (or in some terms more popular) than Ubuntu.
linuxcritic.com: Linux Mint is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular Linux distributions out there and Linux Mint LXDE edition is a very welcome edition to the growing number of releases available of the popular distro.