Top Linux Distros for 2016

As the start of 2016 is approaching, it is now time to look at the most popular Linux distributions to start the new year. The list is comprised of the top 10 Linux distros, followed by the runner-up distros. Rankings are determined by the site’s popularity based off Alexa website rankings. For those who want to see where BSD falls on the list, FreeBSD’s website ranking is 17,454, psSense’s website ranking is 28,608, and OpenBSD’s website ranking is 91,596

Top 10 Linux Distros for 2016

# LINUX DISTRIBUTION GLOBAL WEBSITE RANKING PREVIOUS LIST RANK
1  Ubuntu  1,479  1
2  Red Hat  4,140  4
3  Debian  5,545  2
4  CentOS  5,614  3
5  Arch Linux  5,815  8
6  Linux Mint  7,399  5
7  Fedora  11,669  6
8  OpenSUSE  12,798  7
9  Kali Linux  14,689  12
10  Gentoo Linux  27,926  10

…and the runners up are:

# LINUX DISTRIBUTION GLOBAL WEBSITE RANKING PREVIOUS LIST RANK
11  SUSE Linux  48,852  13
12  Elementary  54,880  N/A
13  Tails  63,432  N/A
14  Backtrack Linux  67,648  11
15  Ubuntu MATE  86,433  N/A
16  Untangle  86,655  N/A
17  CoreOS  89,082  N/A
18  Kubuntu  101,719  16
19  Xubuntu  109,149  15
20  Slackware  115,930  18
21  ClearOS  122,143  N/A
22  Lubuntu  125,161  N/A
23  Puppy  135,077  N/A
24  PCLinuxOS  135,926  19
25  Zorin OS  139,485  N/A
26  Manjaro Linux  154,947  14
27  Mageia  162,421  17
28  LXLE  168,310  N/A

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