Linux Mint won sole possession of the title for the first time ever. It must be due to the easy install and remaining with an attractive pull up menu. What is keeping me from going to Linux Mint is the plan to use systemd in the next major version. Slackware has its core following due to its stability, performance, and longevity; but it does take up more time to setup and has a small repository. Ubuntu lost almost 10 percent from the 2014 awards poll. This may be due to a dislike of Unity.
Also, MX Linux could continue to gain in popularity. This is due to having an attractive looking desktop and staying away from systemd as the default init. Since I'm not being able to install most modules in the compiled Xiphos 4.0.4 in Ubuntu Christian Edition 12.04, I'm on my way to switch that install to MX Linux MX-15.
Last edited by cowlitzron; 02-10-2016 at 04:23 PM.