Monthly Stats – December 2012

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Blue Systems - Netrunner
Silver Sponsors:
R1Soft
Nothing in Particular Blog
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
Gold Sponsors:
Opera
Dedicated Hosting Server *
Community Sponsors:

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $7,786 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 288 donors:

  • $206, Damijan A.
  • $200 (8th donation), Mohammed A.
  • $200 (3rd donation), Connie E.
  • $133.92, Fireman
  • $128.77, Michael H.
  • $124.52 (3rd donation), John M.
  • $120, Alexander P.
  • $100 (3rd donation), Warren A.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Jackson T. B.
  • $100 (2nd donation), William H.
  • $100, Terrell F.
  • $100, Bryan L.
  • $100, Cameron M.
  • $100, Richard S.
  • $100, Matthew P.
  • $100, Ronald N.
  • $100, Goritskaia M.
  • $100, John Collins
  • $99, Khanh Tablet Inventor
  • $80, Robin S.
  • $77.26, Frison F.
  • $75 (7th donation), Richard H.
  • $74.74, Tamer S.
  • $64.38 (2nd donation), Robert B.
  • $64.38, Constant
  • $64.38, Gavin H.
  • $64.38, Günter K.
  • $64.38, Moreno R.
  • $64.38, Markus M.
  • $64, Erik E.
  • $62.26 (2nd donation), Kirsti D.
  • $62.26 (2nd donation), Alberto P.
  • $62.26, R. W.
  • $62.26, Heinz B.
  • $62.26, Thomas W.
  • $62.26, Radovan R.
  • $51.51, Andres
  • $50 (39th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $50 (33rd donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (32nd donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (7th donation), bdantas
  • $50 (2nd donation), Roman K.
  • $50, Glenn Sheffield
  • $50, Thomas K.
  • $50, Paul B.
  • $50, Murali B.
  • $50, Nathan C.
  • $50, Lewis Charitable Fdn aka “LCF”
  • $50, Temel B.
  • $50, Jeff W.
  • $50, David D.
  • $50, David I. aka “bodam”
  • $50, Bruce I.
  • $50, Paul H.
  • $40 (2nd donation), Pedro E.
  • $38.63, Ines R.
  • $38.63, Isak S.
  • $37.36 (34th donation), Olli K.
  • $37.36 (2nd donation), Vadim M.
  • $31.13 (2nd donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
  • $31.13 (2nd donation), Rudolf B.
  • $31.13 (2nd donation), Matthias H.
  • $31.13, Jolyon H.
  • $31.13, Davide D.
  • $30 (9th donation), Philippe W.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Vavai
  • $30 (2nd donation), Ghost7
  • $30, Haavard B.
  • $30, Sebastian Bartsch aka “SBartsch
  • $30, Gabriele G.
  • $30, Andrew W.
  • $30, Knut E. E. aka “Animoy”
  • $29.62, Raffaele P.
  • $28.64, Björn L.
  • $25.75 (3rd donation), Mark Coumans aka “omtefotograferen
  • $25.75 (2nd donation), Jim aka “Jimbo”
  • $25.75, Daniel K.
  • $25.75, Andrea G.
  • $25.75, David B. aka “Jimbow”
  • $25.75, Josemi
  • $25.75, Stig R.
  • $25 (15th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (8th donation), Vance R. aka “helmsdeeper”
  • $25 (2nd donation), Fu Y. C.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Andy N.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Charles R.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Hot Tubs
  • $25, Edward F. S.
  • $25, William K.
  • $25, Jon M.
  • $25, Michael W.
  • $25, Devendra R.
  • $25, Jonathan A.
  • $25, Jason L.
  • $25, Ernie
  • $25, Chris C.
  • $25, John H.
  • $25, Dani Kupak
  • $25, Trevor J.
  • $25, Rick & Eileen B.
  • $25, Bob T.
  • $24.9, Friedrich B.
  • $24.9, Michael S.
  • $24.9, Igor C.
  • $24.9, Peter B.
  • $24.9, Christian B.
  • $24.9, Juan C. D. L. V. S.
  • $24.9, Alessio M.
  • $20 (22nd donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Ken de Montigny
  • $20 (3rd donation), Kevin Safford
  • $20 (2nd donation), Ronald D.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Todd M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Raman V.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Jorgebadad aka “jungle_boy”
  • $20 (2nd donation), Michael T.
  • $20, Dave R.
  • $20, Robert E. S.
  • $20, Robert S.
  • $20, Pouria A.
  • $20, Aaron L.
  • $20, Sharon O.
  • $20, Lee M.
  • $20, Gaurav S.
  • $20, Eugen T.
  • $20, Charles O. .
  • $20, Sigurd L. aka “sigurd1701
  • $20, Arseny P.
  • $20, Michael M.
  • $20, Steve R. C.
  • $20, Pat L.
  • $20, Cedric H.
  • $20, Narate T.
  • $20, Alberto P.
  • $20, Rodolfo D. N.
  • $20, Paul A.
  • $20, Thibault D.
  • $20, Lars H.
  • $20, Victor Zambrano aka “Don_Vito”
  • $19.31 (6th donation), Zoe Q.
  • $19.31, Florian H.
  • $18.68 (2nd donation), Robert P.
  • $18.68, Björn G.
  • $18.68, Jas G.
  • $18.68, Daniel F.
  • $18.68, Volker B.
  • $18 (5th donation), Dominik K. aka “doke
  • $17.76, Sam H.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Zonic System General Trading – F.Z.E
  • $15, Christian P. F.
  • $15, J. P. Juchem Neto
  • $15, Roger B.
  • $15, stratus_ss
  • $15, Steven K.
  • $15, ice-beam
  • $15, James T.
  • $15, Michael K.
  • $15, Eric D.
  • $15, Adam T.
  • $12.88 (7th donation), zerozero
  • $12.88, Wieger W.
  • $12.88, Piotr O.
  • $12.88, Lothar R.
  • $12.88, Joseph Mc D.
  • $12.88, Rok O.
  • $12.88, Dieter G.
  • $12.8766, Rob K.
  • $12.87, Jozef R.
  • $12.45 (4th donation), Joachim M.
  • $12.45 (2nd donation), Luca D.
  • $12.45, Edoardo C.
  • $12.45, Dirk P.
  • $12.45, Axel B.
  • $12.45, Marc P. S.
  • $12.45, Sampo P.
  • $12.45, Elmar S.
  • $12.45, German J. H.
  • $12.45, Sebastien P.
  • $12.45, Christian N.
  • $12.45, Víctor A. R. G.
  • $12.45, Terry T.
  • $12.45, Javier I. I. A.
  • $12.45, Mariano P.
  • $12.45, R.G. Molenkamp
  • $12.45, Hannu J.
  • $12.45, Pierre-louis B.
  • $11.5 (9th donation), Matt R. aka “kiswa”
  • $10 (22nd donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (7th donation), Henry W.
  • $10 (6th donation), Eduardo O.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Scott S.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Kamil G.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Alexey aka “hellman”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jose M.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Dmytro P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Christian S.
  • $10, Orhan Kupusoglu
  • $10, Niels Z.
  • $10, Erwin P.
  • $10, Ivan R.
  • $10, Fauzi Rachman aka “Flashque
  • $10, Ganesh Karanjkar
  • $10, Lee B.
  • $10, Michael T.
  • $10, Terry F.
  • $10, John T.
  • $10, Simon E.
  • $10, Aristeidis T.
  • $10, Berry J.
  • $10, Roger A.
  • $10, Dean D.
  • $10, Jtalk
  • $10, Neill F.
  • $10, Robin H.
  • $10, Thomas O.
  • $10, Taisir B.
  • $10, Pamino F.
  • $10, Raphael C.
  • $10, Paolo P. A.
  • $10, Hugo B. L.
  • $10, Thomas A.
  • $10, Yuriy B.
  • $10, Mitchell S.
  • $10, Jerome L.
  • $10, Nicolas D. P.
  • $9.96, Antonis P.
  • $9.96, Davide N.
  • $9 (23rd donation), John A.
  • $8, Nyan H. T.
  • $8, Russell F.
  • $7, Jeffrey S.
  • $6.44 (6th donation), SilFox
  • $6.44, John R.
  • $6.44, Alessandro D.
  • $6.44, Jens R.
  • $6.23 (10th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.23 (4th donation), Mark W.
  • $6.23, Luis A.
  • $6.23, Raffael M.
  • $6.23, aka “hardlink”
  • $6, Miwa K.
  • $5.01, Kuchma R.
  • $5 (16th donation), Antonina K. aka “Tonya”
  • $5 (4th donation), Christopher R.
  • $5 (4th donation), Jerry Jones
  • $5 (3rd donation), Roman Nikolaevitch aka “rv82″
  • $5 (2nd donation), Amit Barnwal
  • $5 (2nd donation), Brooke Dukes aka “BandonRandon
  • $5, GlobalApo.com
  • $5, Gary B.
  • $5, Nick T.
  • $5, Etienne D. K. L.
  • $5, Miloserdov S.
  • $5, Hamza Umar Boyd aka “TheDynamicHamza21
  • $5, Estate Agents London
  • $5, Gábor F.
  • $5, Bo S. Y.
  • $5, Kristian
  • $4.5, Jason G.
  • $3.86, Ravi R.
  • $3.86, Audran M.
  • $3.74 (4th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
  • $3.33 (2nd donation), Kuchma R.
  • $3.03 (3rd donation), Louis Pilfold aka “Pop”
  • $3 (8th donation), Web Design Company
  • $3, Surprise.md
  • $29.36 from 22 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3575 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 6,202nd

Events:

Latest development:

Development is a lot of fun and it doesn’t take much to get started. If you’re tempted to join the team, don’t hesitate to follow our development on http://github.com/linuxmint and come and chat with the developers at #linuxmint-dev (irc.spotchat.org).

This month we’re giving you a preview of some of the new features we implemented in the LMDE installer.

The timezone selection is now graphical and features a World map:

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The keyboard selection now also features a graphical representation of the selected keyboard layout:

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On the “User info” screen, you can now select a picture for your user which is then used in the login screen and the lock screen. If your computer has a webcam you can also click the “Take a photo” button and take a picture of yourself.

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The installer also features improvements from Schoelje and Bluematt:

  • UI improvements
  • A slideshow
  • Support for manual partitioning and installing on multiple disks

Supporting webcams, calculating lattitude/longitude and map projections and rendering complex graphics was particularly challenging. We were able to find inspiration and bits of code in other installers such as Ubiquity or on websites like StackOverflow. The development of these features was extremely exciting :)

Other than the new installer, LMDE also received the new DDM (written by Schoelje) and a Plymouth splash screen.

News and summary:

  • Many thanks to our sponsors, partners and donors. As always we received a fantastic amount of support from you! Donations are traditionally high after a main release and Linux Mint 14 was very popular. This month’s donations were at an all-time high. You’ve never supported us that much before, so I’d like to send all donors a big thank you here!
  • The new LMDE ISOs are almost ready and they should enter QA sometime this week. As previously announced, LMDE will come in two separate editions for MATE and Cinnamon.
  • The team is almost entirely focused on the development of Linux Mint 15. The roadmap is ambitious but everything is going really well so far. We’ve got a lot of improvements to show and we can’t wait to share our excitement and to show you what we’re working on. You can follow some of it on Github or stay tuned for the next “Monthly Stats” where we’ll starting previewing some of it.
  • Although this post comes late in the month, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2013. We’ve had a fantastic time working on this distribution and interacting with such a great community since 2006. Of course we all knew from the beginning the Mayans were wrong (right?), so here’s to another year of fun and excitement, our best wishes to all of you and our thanks for using Linux Mint. Happy new year everyone! :)

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