Monthly News – January 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Idera (formerly R1Soft)
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
MBCEStore Mexico
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 $6493 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 263 donors:

  • $132.85 (6th donation), Goran A.
  • $132.85, Eero O. K.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Geoffrey G.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Paul S.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Teknosophy, LLC
  • $100, Chris M.
  • $100, Erkki L.
  • $100, Timothy P.
  • $100, Donald R.
  • $100, Ivo P.
  • $100, Brennan H.
  • $100, George Z.
  • $100, Jerry H.
  • $79.71, André L.
  • $79.71, Fiorello F.
  • $75, David J. E.
  • $75, Darren R.
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), David S. aka “dava”
  • $66.43, Frank Z.
  • $66.43, Julian R.
  • $66.43, Javier R. S.
  • $66.43, Göran P.
  • $64, Michael A. aka “one of 2programmers”
  • $55.8 (3rd donation), Nikolaj P. aka “nbpetersen
  • $53.14, Rene V. D. H.
  • $50 (46th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Robert S.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Elliot P.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Charles R. H.
  • $50, Douglas V.
  • $50, Christopher O.
  • $50, Bruce R.
  • $50, Jens G.
  • $50, Roy Q.
  • $50, Arron M.
  • $50, Matthew L.
  • $50, Gary H.
  • $50, Tony B.
  • $50, James J.
  • $50, Trond V. E.
  • $50, Andrew S.
  • $50, Philippe D. P.
  • $46.5, Andreas S.
  • $40 (8th donation), Benoit Frigon aka “bfrigon.com
  • $40, Kenneth J. L.
  • $40, Pete S.
  • $40, Dana Humfleet
  • $39.86 (47th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Giuseppe L.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Paul G.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Anthony H.
  • $39.86, Joseph J.
  • $33.21 (5th donation), Peter Schallmoser-Schlogl
  • $33.21 (4th donation), Raymond E.
  • $33.21 (3rd donation), Jon G.
  • $33.21 (2nd donation), Manfred
  • $33.21, Neil P.
  • $33.21, P. D. B.
  • $33.21, Johannes W. K.
  • $32, buche
  • $30, Andrea Denzler
  • $30, Tom W.
  • $30, Robert E.
  • $30, Brad L.
  • $30, John A.
  • $30, Christopher C.
  • $30, Ronald H.
  • $30, Terje B.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Eduard L.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), David Sherwood
  • $26.57, Adrian S.
  • $26.57, Reimund S.
  • $26.57, Peter J.
  • $26.57, Rainer E.
  • $26.57, B S.
  • $26.57, Patrick R.
  • $26.57, Florian G.
  • $26.57, Gabriele B.
  • $25 (28th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (7th donation), Benoit Frigon aka “bfrigon.com
  • $25 (4th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Gary B.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Steve O aka “stratus_ss”
  • $25 (2nd donation), Everett H.
  • $25, Rick B.
  • $25, Jan B.
  • $25, John C.
  • $25, Raymond M.
  • $25, Bohdan N.
  • $25, Cristina V.
  • $25, Réjean Daigle
  • $25, Michiel E.
  • $25, Drew Anderson dba Anderson Publishing
  • $25, Jim W. S.
  • $20 (6th donation), Antony P.
  • $20 (5th donation), Antony P.
  • $20 (4th donation), Jorgebadad aka “jungle_boy”
  • $20 (3rd donation), Roger B.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Uncle Geek
  • $20 (2nd donation), Philip F. S.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Alex N.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Uncle Geek
  • $20 (2nd donation), Ian B.
  • $20, John M.
  • $20, Steve L. aka “Bigfella”
  • $20, Trevor P.
  • $20, Oliver F.
  • $20, Andrew S.
  • $20, Dmitriy aka “Corpsee
  • $20, Raymond S.
  • $20, Bernardo S.
  • $20, Harman J.
  • $20, Kelvin Maffey
  • $20, Brian L.
  • $20, Thomas T.
  • $20, Frédéric E.
  • $20, Julian E.
  • $20, Roger C.
  • $20, Tomislav K.
  • $20, Kodiak Firesmith aka “for Cinnamon DE”
  • $20, Tim D.
  • $20, Alicina M.
  • $20, Prukhorov M.
  • $20, Marie I.
  • $20, Jean-charles B.
  • $20, Klaus G.
  • $20, David W.
  • $20, Paul B.
  • $20, Mario C.
  • $20, Victor C.
  • $20, Chan S. Y.
  • $20, Oleksandr L.
  • $20, Ian B.
  • $19.93 (2nd donation), Maarten O.
  • $19.93, Jonathan M.
  • $19.93, Angel C. S.
  • $19.93, Jochen S.
  • $15, Giovanna R.
  • $15, Emmanuel G. aka “setec astronomy”
  • $15, Ralph S.
  • $15, Jacob R.
  • $15, William Z.
  • $14.76, Gerd K.
  • $13.29 (9th donation), Mark W.
  • $13.29 (7th donation), Siegfried H.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Joanna Z. aka “GreenCatX”
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Daniel C.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Wieger W.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Juan C. S. A.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Mick J.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Reinhard W.
  • $13.29, Jan A.
  • $13.29, Thomas A.
  • $13.29, Gábor A.
  • $13.29, Olaf S.
  • $13.29, Franz W.
  • $13.29, Piotr Wiejaczka aka “profesorleniuch
  • $13.29, Janoš Z.
  • $13.29, Michael S.
  • $13.29, Michel H.
  • $13.29, Pierre F.
  • $13.29, Eduardo M.
  • $13.29, Christian B.
  • $13.29, Helmut P.
  • $13.29, Jaroslav J.
  • $13.29, Abdellah T.
  • $13.29, Mattia S. aka “mat”
  • $13.29, Patrick S.
  • $13.29, Morel I.
  • $13.29, Jordi F. N.
  • $13, C. Ken Brady aka “KingOfWeird”
  • $10.63, Keith B.
  • $10.63, Martin S.
  • $10 (12th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (7th donation), Geoff Perry
  • $10 (5th donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $10 (3rd donation), Jeff T.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Лялин В.
  • $10, Richard R. P.
  • $10, Raphael C.
  • $10, Edwin W.
  • $10, Charles E.
  • $10, Kenn H.
  • $10, Jose P. M. S.
  • $10, Jonathan G.
  • $10, Howard B.
  • $10, Salem E.
  • $10, Przemyslaw C. aka “PrzemCio
  • $10, Martin W. K.
  • $10, Bertrand D.
  • $10, Vinny P.
  • $10, Daniel I. M.
  • $10, Robbie T.
  • $10, Hubert P.
  • $10, Bryant L.
  • $10, Russell C.
  • $10, Christopher D.
  • $10, Popov R.
  • $8 (2nd donation), Victor C.
  • $7.97 (2nd donation), Philippe C.
  • $7.97 (2nd donation), José J. A. A.
  • $6.64 (26th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.64 (25th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Daniel S. aka “Sennemaa”
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), aka “Rus”
  • $6.64, Rafael B. M.
  • $6.64, Simion I. C. V. I. I.
  • $6.64, Christian L.
  • $6.64, Piotr W.
  • $6.64, Javier V. A.
  • $6.64, Ulrich F.
  • $6.64, Örvar S.
  • $6.64, Marko L.
  • $6.64, Romans M.
  • $6.64, Dieter S.
  • $6.64, Jose M. R. S.
  • $5 (10th donation), Miljenko D. aka “ljacmi”
  • $5 (7th donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (6th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (6th donation), Christopher R.
  • $5 (5th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Stuart K.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Scanplus aka “The Brochure Printers
  • $5 (2nd donation), Gonzalo M. D. O.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Donald H.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Selim Ö.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Grzegorz G.
  • $5, Stephan O.
  • $5, Robert Woestman
  • $5, Tyler B.
  • $5, mashter
  • $5, Adam H. aka “Acid_1
  • $5, Jh B.
  • $5, Fiona M.
  • $5, Miles R.
  • $5, Marius G.
  • $5, Hayrettin Ç.
  • $5, Juan R.
  • $5, Özgür Ö.
  • $5, Yolkin T.
  • $5, Vladimír L.
  • $5, Gerard A.
  • $5, Shawn D.
  • $4, Phillip D.
  • $3.99, Alberto B. C.
  • $3, Andrew A.
  • $2.66 (3rd donation), Daniel S. aka “Sennemaa”
  • $2.66, Ali P.
  • $19.86 from 15 smaller donations

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3665 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 5387th

Events:

News and summary:

  • We’ve had a fantastic end of the year in 2013 with two consecutive all-time highs in donations in November and December following the releases of the Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce editions of Linux Mint 16. In December alone we received donations from 332 people! What a feeling for us here not only to love the work we do but to be able to give you a product we’re proud of and to see so many of you react to that and support us. We had tremendous fun working on “Petra” and backporting its features and improvements to Linux Mint 13 “Maya”, and your reception to that has been amazing, you gave us praise, thanks, support but also constructive criticism and feedback and we’re not just eager to get the next cycle started again and to work on Linux Mint 17 LTS but we’re also full of ideas on how to make it better. As you can see you’re making it all happen, you’re empowering us so much and these monthly stats are the best opportunity for us to thank you. Many many thanks to everyone involved.
  • UP8 was released and brought LMDE on par, if not slightly ahead of Linux Mint 16, with updated MATE 1.6, Cinnamon 2.0 and Mint tools packages. We’re currently working on new LMDE ISO images. Although they’re not publicly in QA yet both editions look really good. Design considerations around systemd and a bug impacting 3D acceleration when more than one session is open are currently holding the release. I can’t give you an ETA but I don’t expect it will take too long for these ISOs to come out as RC. All our resources are on this at the moment.

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