Taken as a whole, 2012 was a great year for Linux. The most popular stories, however, were more about the day-to-day happenings of Linux then the big picture.
2012′s top Linux story was The truth about Goobuntu: Google’s in-house desktop Ubuntu Linux. The title said it all. We’d long known that Google uses its own house-blend of Ubuntu on its PCs, but it wasn’t until this summer that Google finally revealed exactly how its workers use Ubuntu,
The next most popular tale was about the popular Linux Mint distribution. I declared that 2012′s Best Linux desktop was Linux Mint 13. I’ve changed my mind since then. Now, I think the best desktop Linux is Linux Mint 14.1. I’ll be telling you more about it in the next few days.