Monthly News – August 2013

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Blue Systems - Netrunner
Gold Sponsors:
Opera
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Idera (formerly R1Soft)
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
Sysnova Information Systems
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 $4052 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 185 donors:

  • $256, Samuel Brubaker aka “Worldsday
  • $129.93, Mats K.
  • $129.93, Jean-Philippe Meuret
  • $100, Jonathan E.
  • $100, Ib O. J.
  • $75 (11th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
  • $64.97, E J. B.
  • $64.97, Heinz L.
  • $64.97, Geoff S.
  • $64.97, @Kode4Food
  • $51.97 (2nd donation), Emil K.
  • $51.97, Fabrizio C.
  • $50 (41th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Tim B. aka “stripedtomato”
  • $50 (2nd donation), Christopher B.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Jason S.
  • $50, Soren K.
  • $50, Will C.
  • $50, David W.
  • $50, Dave S.
  • $50, Andrei R.
  • $50, Jim W.
  • $50, Edwin B.
  • $50, Bruce T.
  • $45, Emilio G. aka “Emiliano Zapata”
  • $38.98 (42th donation), Olli K.
  • $38.98, Cristian T. A.
  • $35, Samuel M.
  • $32.48 (5th donation), David Vantongerloo
  • $32.48, David M.
  • $31, Subramanian V.
  • $30, Robert T.
  • $30, Sergey Y.
  • $30, Mukesh R.
  • $30, Robert R. T.
  • $30, Bruce S.
  • $25.99, Jan M.
  • $25.99, Joseph G.
  • $25.99, Klaus G.
  • $25.99, Salvador C. M. O.
  • $25.99, Ralph W.
  • $25.99, Jens H.
  • $25.99, Jeremie G. aka “AceSlash
  • $25 (23rd donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (16th donation), John M.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Andy N.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Robert O.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Computer Service Point GmbH
  • $25 (2nd donation), Jon G.
  • $25, Rick R.
  • $25, Mario’s Art Mart
  • $25, R C.
  • $25, Jeff S.
  • $20 (29th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (4th donation), Antony P.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Gary L.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Computer Service Point GmbH
  • $20 (2nd donation), Gregg L.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Vincent B.
  • $20, PMCDS.com
  • $20, Daniela K.
  • $20, Peter L.
  • $20, Tyler K. M.
  • $20, Charles A.
  • $20, David S.
  • $20, Bob D.
  • $20, Haukur H.
  • $20, Jeffrey B.
  • $20, Marcel S.
  • $20, Mark P.
  • $20, Fahad A.
  • $20, Jason D.
  • $20, Clive A. S.
  • $20, wishgranted.com
  • $20, jce
  • $20, David S.
  • $20, Paulo P. F.
  • $20, Krzysztof S.
  • $20, Christian K.
  • $20, Donald S.
  • $20, Chris R.
  • $20, Artur P.
  • $19.99, Raymond M.
  • $19.49 (21st donation), Jarkko K.
  • $19.49 (2nd donation), Niklas M.
  • $19.49, Eduard L.
  • $19.49, Lars Gersmann aka “Orangevolt Ampere
  • $19.49, Josef B.
  • $19.49, Alexander W.
  • $19.49, Christian R.
  • $15.59 (2nd donation), Salvador Coin aka “Johnny”
  • $15 (7th donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Nikolaus S.
  • $15, Roger P.
  • $15, Devon B.
  • $15, Charles K.
  • $15, Petr B.
  • $12.99 (7th donation), Mark W.
  • $12.99, Andrew R.
  • $12.99, Gerard C.
  • $12.99, Sergii O.
  • $12.99, Steven B.
  • $12.99, Nico K.
  • $12.99, Hakan E.
  • $12.99, Data Power Development Limited
  • $12.99, Martin R.
  • $12.99, Eric P. K.
  • $12.99, Linus S.
  • $12.99, Marcin K.
  • $12.99, Michael K.
  • $11.28 (4th donation), Marco Zanatta aka “Reiki75″
  • $10 (30th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (6th donation), Charles P.
  • $10 (5th donation), Tony W.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Javier Guijarro aka “chejofan
  • $10 (2nd donation), Robert L.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Gerard M. Cormick aka “gmacor2″
  • $10 (2nd donation), Иван Ф.
  • $10, Nattasit S.
  • $10, culturecrazy.com.au
  • $10, Chirawat C.
  • $10, Nathan C.
  • $10, Scott S.
  • $10, Sergey Pavlov aka “Qiwichupa
  • $10, James B.
  • $10, Samuel O.
  • $10, Eleusmario M. R.
  • $10, Matt M.
  • $10, Daniel B.
  • $10, James P.
  • $10, Robert G. C.
  • $10, Christian D. C. H.
  • $10, Jason J.
  • $10, Allan E.
  • $10, Seth S.
  • $9.1 (2nd donation), Jack E.
  • $6.66, Jason S.
  • $6.5 (19th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.5 (18th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.5 (3rd donation), Paulo N. aka “uLusu”
  • $6.5, Marcin T.
  • $6.5, Mark H.
  • $6.5, Bjoern W. aka “wulfi”
  • $6.5, Sascha O.
  • $5.2, Joseph aka “joerack
  • $5.09, Andrew C.
  • $5 (23rd donation), Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $5 (8th donation), Pronto Admin
  • $5 (7th donation), Jose M. D. A.
  • $5 (4th donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (4th donation), Marco Zanatta aka “Reiki75″
  • $5 (4th donation), Jose A. Ruiz
  • $5 (3rd donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Alexey aka “hellman”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Artem G. aka “shrewmus”
  • $5 (2nd donation), tapin13
  • $5, Randy R.
  • $5, Sebastian B.
  • $5, Brian B.
  • $5, Jesus M. S.
  • $5, Bryan R.
  • $5, Jon W.
  • $5, Alistair G.
  • $5, Leandro S.
  • $3.9, Benjamin S.
  • $3.25, Wolfgang B.
  • $3 (2nd donation), Muhd Hafiz B. Mastro aka “monarsh”
  • $3, Ahmad S.
  • $3, Muhd Hafiz B. Mastro aka “monarsh”
  • $2.6 (4th donation), Marco Zanatta aka “Reiki75″
  • $2.6, Patrick S.
  • $2.6, Jani aka “Sinuhesieda”
  • $2.6, Rafał K.
  • $12.07 from 12 smaller donations

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3417 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 7590th

Events:

News and summary:

  • First of all, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the people who are funding us. August is our last month in partnership with Blue Systems and with Opera moving to a new engine and new versions of their browser not yet being available to Linux, we might lose our two biggest sponsors next months. The financial help we get from the community is helping us a lot and it’s also a huge motivation considering how supportive you are. Looking at other Free and Open Source projects and at how hard it is to sustain such activity without corporate funding, we feel really privileged and extremely grateful. Many thanks to all the donors and all the sponsors for their support.
  • In partnership with CompuLab, the MintBox 2 should be announced in the coming days. At roughly the same price as its predecessor the new unit will boast 4 times the processing power.
  • We’re planning to include 2 new search engines in Linux Mint 16. Details will be given and announcements made when agreements are finalized.
  • LMDE’s Update Pack 7 landed in ‘incoming’. The team noted a couple of important issues and is currently working on solving them.
  • Development continues in preparation for Mint 16 (note that these improvements will also land in LMDE and Mint 13):
    • Improvements were made to the USB Image Writer and a new tool was developed to format USB Sticks. The tool supports FAT32, EXT4 and NTFS.

    • Cinnamon sound events are now configurable (so you can set your own sounds for desktop login, maximizing windows, switching workspace etc..). The design was shared with the MATE team so we might see this get into MATE 1.8 as well.

    • There’s good news for people with multiple monitors: The Cinnamon display module was improved and the team is currently considering a redesign of the panels which would make it possible to move panels, create multiple panels on the screen, and assign different panels to different monitors.

  • Between now and November, the development team will focus on the following projects: architectural improvements and redesigns for MDM and mintUpdate, UI improvements in mintInstall and mintWelcome, additional features in nemo and Cinnamon.

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