Between the new innovations that emerge practically every day and the fairly constant rate of change in general, things never stay the same for long in technology.
Case in point: DistroWatch
's page hit rankings for Linux distributions. I've covered DistroWatch's top 10 at the end of each of the past two years, and the differences never fail to be striking.
In September 2010, the top 10 looked like this, as I noted
in an article at the time:
3) Linux Mint
9) Arch Linux
10) Puppy Linux
The rankings in 2011
A year later, it was already a very different picture. In late December of 2011
, DistroWatch's top 10 looked more like this: