There are a few ways to measure distro usage in the Linux community. One of the most popular methods is to look at the Distrowatch charts, although it’s only a guide to people looking at information on distro pages specifically on Distrowatch. A better way would be to create a scientific survey of PC users, and one of the closest we have to those is the yearly Reddit subreddit survey.
With almost 8000 responses last year, it at least gives an indication of the users from the subreddit. The new 2014 survey is up now and has been updated from last year to be a bit more comprehensive. By participating in it we’ll be able to get a better picture of how Linux is used.
Last year the survey suggested that Ubuntu and Arch Linux were the two most popular distros, with KDE and GNOME about even as desktop environments. What will the results show this year?