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Monthly News – March 2017

Written by Clem on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Many thanks to all the people who donate to us and support our project. We received almost $8,000 in February from 412 people. Many thanks to my fellow developers also and to our partners, it’s a real pleasure to be working with you all.

MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop

Our first impressions of the Mini Pro and the Airtop were right.

A detailed preview of these two computers was posted on Segfault at http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2017/03/mintbox-mini-pro-airtop-preview/.

I was very impressed with them. Compulab computers have always felt unique and they’ve always been completely silent, but this is the first time one of them is that powerful!

It triggered some changes in the office 🙂

Xreader

The PDF and document reader, Xreader, is receiving many changes at the moment.

Within the development team, Joseph Mccullar is reviewing its user interface and revamping its sidebar and toolbar.

The application will support dark themes and symbolic icons and new buttons will be added in the toolbar to quickly switch between different view modes.

Peter Moser is fixing many bugs and porting some changes from Atril and Evince.

The application also received touch support. If you’re equipped with a touch screen you’ll be able to zoom by pinching the document or go to the next/previous page by swiping your finger.

Update Manager

We’re improving the Update Manager again.

It still has the same mission and tackles the same issues (keeping your computer safe, providing bug fixes and protecting you from regressions) but it will present things differently.

Levels will be refined to better filter updates depending on their level of impact on the operating system and without worrying about their origin. Most updates will be level 2. Application updates which do not impact the OS will be level 1. Tookits and desktop environments or libraries which affect multiple applications will be level 3. Kernels and sensitive system updates will be level 4. As for level 5 it will be very rare (no updates qualify in there yet and none should unless something goes very wrong upstream) and it will be dedicated to non-recommended broken/dangerous updates.

The Manager will insist on staging and reviewing updates depending on their level. The notion of updates vs regression is central and these core concepts need to be understood by users, but presenting them without enough guidance leads to indecision and incomprehension. We’ve seen bloggers and Debian developers alike completely miss the point on this, so we had to present things differently and make things simpler by adding explicit recommendations here and there for users to make an actual strategy.

A large help section will be shipped with the Update Manager. It will go much more into details than before to make sure core concepts are well understood by users. What are updates? What are regressions? What are the different types of updates? How important are they? What are levels and policies? etc etc…

Regressions will be presented as an inherent aspect of development rather than something users should be scared about. The idea is to contain the regression, to understand what it can affect before experiencing it and to be prepared to tackle it, more so than to avoid it. Levels and policies will be presented in a way that guide users to apply safe updates often, but to review and to apply sensitive updates individually.

Users will be given more information on how to find help, how to distinguish between mandatory and optional updates, security patches and bug fixes.

More information will also be given on kernels and security updates and we will insist on the importance of security. There are a few developers and fanboys out there who are working very hard on giving us the reputation of an unsafe operating system and which recommend our users switch to a distribution which gives no information about regressions and which has been hacked twice as much as ours. It has to stop obviously and so although it is pretty obvious, we will state how important security is, black on white for everyone to see.

Despite a few cosmetic bugs highlighted by Ubuntu’s recent misstep on kernel 4.4.0-67, kernel updates management worked really well in 18.1. The documentation related to kernels will be improved though. We’ll make it clearer how to force grub to appear, how to select a kernel, how to check drivers and DKMS status, and how to remove the kernel you’re currently using.

Last but not least, advanced Linux users will be able to automate updates by writing scripts, routines or cron jobs thanks to a new CLI called “mintupdate-tool”. This tool will support all the features present in the Update Manager including level selection, security updates, kernel updates, blacklisting, and it will let you list and/or apply updates.

Display Manager

Linux Mint 18.2 could ship with LightDM and unity-greeter by default.

We’ve been testing this display manager as an alternative to MDM and adding support where it was missing and the results are promising.

We’ve been developing a tool called lightdm-settings to make it more easily configurable:

The end result isn’t as full-featured, as configurable or themeable as MDM but it looks quite nice.

LightDM brings a feature which we support in Cinnamon already, but which isn’t present with MDM: The ability to open guest-sessions (i.e. if enabled, a guest can log in, his/her user account is created on the fly, no data is saved persistently and everything is gone when he/she logs out).

LightDM’s code and design are modern, its greeter uses modern toolkits and interactions between the greeter and the daemon are much simpler than in MDM.

Just like PulseAudio or Systemd, it’s also a component which has become standard in most Linux distributions.

Ubuntu hardcodes references to LightDM in many places so it also simplifies maintenance and troubleshooting if Linux Mint aligns itself on the display manager (MDM does not work in Ubuntu for instance, due to these hardcoded references and requires patches to integrate it properly with Plymouth, Upstart, NVIDIA Prime, etc..  in Linux Mint).

Unity-greeter is loosely tied to Unity, its scope is restricted to Ubuntu and it’s not compatible with Debian (which could be an issue long-term for LMDE). It wasn’t decided yet whether LMDE would continue to use MDM, or lightdm-gtk-greeter or if we were to produce a cross-distro version of unity-greeter. We’re still testing and integrating the OS around LightDM to make sure everything works well.

Other news

Ubuntu and Linux Mint were mentioned briefly in Episode 18 of the new MacGyver series. It was short but it was funny.

Linux Mint might be featured in the upcoming pilot episode of a popular American drama–thriller television series. We’re very excited about it and we can’t wait to see it happen. More on this when it does 🙂

We’re talking to a manufacturer and considering a partnership on the production of a premium quality laptop. Just like the MintBox, we’re interested in producing something unique that people will love. Again, I can’t say too much before it actually happens, but we’re excited about this as well 🙂

Netflix now works out of the box in Linux with Firefox. Thanks to Mozilla for implementing the necessary DRM support (that actually happened a long time ago) and to Netflix for not blocking Firefox anymore.

Last but not least, we finally purchased a Wacom device in order to fix some of the bugs related to graphics tablets. I’d like to thank Wacom users for their patience. Sorry it took us so long. We’ll be tackling these bugs very soon now and improving Wacom support going forward.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:

Acunetix
Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
Goscomb
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Over The Top SEO
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in February:

A total of $7,945 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 412 donors:

$200, Angela G.
$150, Richard A.
$145, Jacob F. M.
$108 (2nd donation), Mihai C. G. aka “Snowfall”
$108, Martin G.
$108, Anonymous
$100 (4th donation), Timothy P.
$100, Shaun B.
$100, Harlan S.
$100, Stevan L.
$100, Bret A.
$100, Paul L.
$100, h.v.d.lagemaat
$75 (3rd donation), John M.
$60 (3rd donation), Using PayPal
$60 (3rd donation), Lawrence D.
$60 (2nd donation), Teach English Abroad
$60, Arnaud L.
$56, Grzegorz K.
$55 (2nd donation), Tanja Bartsch
$54 (5th donation), Volker P.
$54 (2nd donation), Torsten G.
$54, Dirk S.
$54, Stephan K.
$54, Schultz M. L.
$54, Thor S.
$54, Marco G.
$54, Jose L. D.
$54, Claudia G.
$50 (25th donation), Go Live Lively
$50 (6th donation), Christopher D.
$50 (4th donation), David H. W.
$50 (3rd donation), Cody W. H.
$50 (2nd donation), Greg C.
$50 (2nd donation), David J.
$50 (2nd donation), Manfred K.
$50, Wayne O.
$50, Steve S.
$50, Bill J.
$50, Richard. P.
$50, William M.
$50, Andras P.
$50, Marie S.
$50, Chris M.
$50, David H.
$38, Reinhard S.
$38, Stefan T.
$35 (3rd donation), Petr P.
$35 (2nd donation), John H.
$32 (84th donation), Olli K.
$32 (4th donation), Bruno N.
$32, Geir M. A.
$32, Jérôme H.
$30 (4th donation), Steverj aka “Somerset Scrumpy”
$30 (3rd donation), Anonymous User
$30, Eike H.
$30, Kyle H.
$30, Michael H.
$30, Ramzi M.
$30, Andrew C.
$30, Anonymous
$30, Mark H.
$27 (11th donation), Joachim M.
$27 (10th donation), Ky LMDE
$27 (9th donation), Ky LMDE
$27 (2nd donation), PZL Games
$27, Sebastian A.
$27, Michael M.
$27, Henrik H. aka “HerHde”
$27, Georg L.
$27, David R.
$25 (67th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (23rd donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (17th donation), Peter D.
$25 (12th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (6th donation), Jeffery J.
$25 (5th donation), Platypus Products
$25 (5th donation), Mathieu D.
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$25 (3rd donation), Martin Langsholt aka “mlan”
$25 (3rd donation), Eric W. aka “powerwagon75”
$25 (2nd donation), Gautam S.
$25 (2nd donation), Aleh N.
$25 (2nd donation), David H.
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$25 (2nd donation), Jeremy H.
$25 (2nd donation), M L. P.
$25, Winston M.
$25, Ron S.
$25, Aptus Leadership Consulting
$25, Stacey B.
$25, Donald F.
$25, LogicBox, Inc.
$25, Leonid A.
$25, Richard B.
$25, Corey J.
$25, Gregory M.
$25, Chris C.
$25, Drew Anderson dba Anderson Publishing
$25, Samuele R. aka “dentex
$24 (3rd donation), Karel M.
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$22 (5th donation), Artur Hapetta
$22 (5th donation), Derek R.
$22 (2nd donation), Boris T.
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$22, Anatol Z.
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$22, ferbec
$22, Joseph D.
$22, INOMEX
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$22, Dirk H.
$22, Matthias P.
$22, Marc N.
$22, Tatu T.
$22, Jochen K.
$22, Jens B.
$22, Peter F.
$22, Thomas K.
$22, Christian L.
$22, Mathieu L.
$22, Mathieu C.
$22, Jelke v.d. Meer
$22, Robert B.
$22, Brendan B.
$22, Vincent M.
$20.77, Mike J.
$20 (23rd donation), Utah B.
$20 (12th donation), Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr
$20 (11th donation), Matsufuji H.
$20 (8th donation), Roger B.
$20 (6th donation), Matej V.
$20 (4th donation), Murray C.
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$20 (2nd donation), Jeff D. B.
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$20 (2nd donation), Jeff M.
$20, Ron S.
$20, Ramanand M.
$20, Billy B.
$20, Steve W.
$20, Dataron Instruments
$20, Dell H.
$20, Joseph D.
$20, Alvin J. M.
$20, Alexander K.
$20, Edward D.
$20, Oladipupo O.
$20, Edward L.
$20, John P.
$20, Robert J.
$20, Donald M.
$20, Jill C.
$20, Mark D.
$20, Robert S.
$20, Rza U.
$20, Tyler S.
$20, Larry L.
$17 (2nd donation), Fred D.
$16 (4th donation), Dirk Köhler
$16 (2nd donation), Vanja B. aka “Yorkin”
$16 (2nd donation), Ivan I.
$16, Thomas N.
$16, Christian H.
$16, Simon A. aka “ssimono
$16, Ernst B.
$16, Rayan K.
$16, Horst Mückikowski
$16, Giuseppe S.
$16, Stefano C.
$16, Andreas T.
$15 (6th donation), Robert S.
$15 (4th donation), Intrinsic
$15 (3rd donation), Derek T.
$15, Stuart H.
$15, Marcelo G.
$15, James B.
$15, David H.
$15, Adrian H.
$13 (10th donation), Anonymous
$13 (4th donation), Michał M. aka “Zaraki
$12 (71th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (17th donation), Jobs near Me aka “jobshiringnearme.net
$12 (3rd donation), Jens
$12 (2nd donation), Fabian Peter Hammerle
$11 (8th donation), Gerard C.
$11 (4th donation), Henrik H.
$11 (4th donation), Thomas Klang
$11 (4th donation), Bjørn M. J. aka “BMJ”
$11 (3rd donation), Igor B.
$11 (3rd donation), Petr V.
$11 (3rd donation), Ioan C.
$11 (2nd donation), Kristóf H.
$11 (2nd donation), Kari H.
$11 (2nd donation), Hestia Pi Touch
$11, Besnier aka “Cyrille
$11, Charles H.
$11, Leon D.
$11, Alexander F.
$11, Dieter L.
$11, Sven Z.
$11, Tobias J.
$11, Kjell N.
$11, Axel H.
$11, Brussig R.
$11, Elmi aka “TorVald”
$11, Orian de Wit aka “Webdeveloper
$11, Thomas Z.
$11, Hans A.
$11, Davide A.
$11, Knut F.
$11, Johann J.
$11, Alexandra G.
$11, Pavel Z.
$11, Jörg E.
$11, Dennis K.
$11, Axel R.
$11, Reinhold M.
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$11, Luca M.
$11, Philipp S.
$11, Christopher W.
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$11, Ulrich K.
$11, Paolucci F.
$10 (15th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (7th donation), Frank K.
$10 (6th donation), Paul O.
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$10 (3rd donation), Terrance G.
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$10, Marcio R. S.
$10, Dja aka “linuxmint.com.ru
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$10, Murray Q.
$10, Fernando C. C. B.
$10, Brendan C.
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$10, MartyJ
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$10, Larry J.
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$10, Julio Z.
$10, Peter N.
$10, D D.
$10, Christopher P.
$10, Richard Reeve
$10, Rhys P.
$10, Joseph E.
$10, Dennis F.
$10, Joseph E.
$10, Thomas H.
$10, Pj S.
$10, Miltiadis M.
$10, Rapat B.
$9, Paweł S.
$7 (8th donation), CV Smith
$7, Daniel S.
$6.78 (16th donation), Paul B. aka “Dude
$6, Jose M. V. L.
$5 (30th donation), LM aka “LinuxMint
$5 (11th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (8th donation), Snorri Gylfason
$5 (5th donation), Olaf B.
$5 (5th donation), Jim A.
$5 (4th donation), Peter H.
$5 (4th donation), Mario G.
$5 (4th donation), Alan G.
$5 (4th donation), Jobs Near Me
$5 (4th donation), Ronny G. aka “127.o.o.1”
$5 (3rd donation), Pedro A.
$5 (3rd donation), Godfrey H.
$5 (3rd donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (3rd donation), Dmitry P.
$5 (3rd donation), Mario B.
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$5 (2nd donation), Kouji aka “杉林晃治
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$5 (2nd donation), Free Hosting
$5 (2nd donation), Adam P.
$5, enmicasalomejor
$5, Abhijeet P.
$5, gutscheinchamp.de (Gutscheine 2017)
$5, Kim R. S.
$5, Marco C.
$5, Justin W.
$5, KLM Merchant Hubs
$5, Hocine Z.
$5, Matt D.
$5, Brussig R.
$5, Programmer Friendly
$5, Dale S.
$5, Marek B.
$5, Eilerman J.
$5, Adam S.
$5, Brooks C.
$5, Dimitrios G.
$5, Atsushi S.
$5, C.B aka “Connie”
$5, Robert N.
$5, Darren O.
$5, Apia
$5, Mohammad Dahamshi
$5, Joseph K.
$5, Ten W. H.
$5, Chocobo aka “LinuxMint.com.ru
$5, Gezina H.
$5, NAGY Attila aka “GuBo75”
$5, Jakob T.
$5, Denise O.
$5, Jakub P.
$5, Fish Tanks
$5, Jerome A.
$5, Sonneville S.
$5, Arne M.
$5, Jan aka “BufferedReader”
$5, Michael K.
$5, Jose A. M. G.
$5, Gian L. P.
$5, Google Adwords Certification Answers
$5, Adis H.
$5, Kouji aka “杉林晃治
$5, Radu C.
$4.95, J. James Burke Enterprise
$4 (3rd donation), Linux Hardware Guide
$4 (2nd donation), NordVPN Coupons
$4, Charalambos A. G.
$4, Petrukhin V.
$3 (15th donation), RoDi – sprava IT
$3 (10th donation), elogbookloan
$3, Whereyoucanhide
$3, Adrien J.
$2 (3rd donation), AlephAlpha
$2 (2nd donation), Fabrizio D.
$2, Maciej Z.
$2, Awais B.
$2, Robert H.
$2, Nejc B.
$2, Kai U. J.
$36.06 from 35 smaller donations

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

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New ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy”

Written by Clem on Monday, March 13th, 2017

The ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy” are being updated. This is the stable release for these new images.

LMDE 2 Betsy Cinnamon Edition

LMDE 2 “Betsy” was released in 2015.

If you are not familiar with it, here is an extract from its original announcement:

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. When ready, newly developed features get directly into LMDE 2, whereas they are staged for inclusion on the next upcoming Linux Mint point release. Consequently, Linux Mint users only run new features when a new point release comes out and they opt-in to upgrade to it. LMDE 2 users don’t have that choice, but they also don’t have to wait for new packages to mature and they usually get to run them first. It’s more risky, but more exciting.

LMDE 2 received many updates in the last 2 years, including many improvements which were ported from Linux Mint as well as all the new versions of MATE, Cinnamon and the Xapps.

This release provides a new set of installation images for LMDE 2 which includes all these updates.

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • No upgrade is needed. If you are running LMDE 2, you already have access to all the updates included in this re-release.
  • If you downloaded the BETA ISO images you do not need to download the images again. No critical bugs were found, the BETA images went gold and are now released as STABLE.

Download links:

Cinnamon 64-bit ISO:

MATE 64-bit ISO:

A set of 32-bit ISO images is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Monthly News – February 2017

Written by Clem on Saturday, February 18th, 2017

We’ve got a lot of news to cover this month and many exciting details to share with you. Before we get started, I’d like to take a minute to thank the people who help our project grow. Many thanks to all our sponsors and all the people who send donations to us, many thanks for funding us. Special thanks also to the administration team for their work on the forums this month, the many artists who joined and participate in the design team and of course to our developers for the fantastic work we do together.

Upcoming releases

The new stable ISOs for LMDE 2 “Betsy” should be released this week.

Cinnamon Spices

Work continues in the design team on revamping the authentication, comments and rating systems to make the website compatible with the Facebook, Google and Github APIs.

The development team continues to review and improve the Cinnamon spices. Obsolete applets/desklets/themes/extensions are being removed and buggy ones are being fixed on a daily basis. Some themes which were extremely popular in the past but which hadn’t been updated for years (some of them since 2012) were updated to work with Cinnamon 3.2.

We’re getting very close to a fully functional collection of spices and thanks to the integration with Github and the automated delivery system we don’t expect spices to lag behind Cinnamon in the future anymore. Any changes required for spices to be compatible with an upcoming Cinnamon release can now be implemented directly by the development team, so spices can and should support future versions of Cinnamon even before they are released.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is going to be much better in Linux Mint 18.2.

Here is what the new Blueberry user interface looks like:

As you can see, a stack switcher was added in the toolbar and new settings were added to the application:

OBEX file transfers are now supported out of the box, so you can send files very easily over Bluetooth to your computer from any remote device.

An option was added also so you can change the Bluetooth name of your computer. That name usually defaults to your hostname or to “mint-0” and many people don’t know how to change it via the command line.

Last but not least, in addition to its cross-desktop system tray, Blueberry now provides a Cinnamon applet which uses symbolic icons and looks similar to other status applets, such as the power, sound or network applets. When this applet is present, the tray icon is hidden.

Xed

A lot of work went into Xed, the generic text editor.

“Word wrap” was made more accessible and added to the menu, so you can enable/disable that function without going in the Xed preferences.

You can also select a few lines and sort them by pressing F10, or using “Edit -> Sort Lines”.

You can now zoom in and out with the menu, keyboard shortcuts or even the mouse wheel to modify the size of the text.

The search now supports regular expressions.

You can now switch between tabs with the mouse wheel.

Python extensions are now supported and porting Gedit 3 extensions to Xed is very easy.

And as you might have noticed in the screenshot above, Xed features really exciting visual improvements. For instance, it comes with smart side and bottom bars which automatically adjust to the loaded content and which you can hide or show with a click of a button.

The ability to prefer dark themes was added, so if you’re using Mint-Y-Darker for instance, you can select whether your text editor should be light or dark.

Xplayer

The media player, Xplayer, also received improvements to its user interface.

All the controls and the seeker bar were placed on the same line and the statusbar was removed to make the application more compact.

You can now control the playback speed with the same keyboard shortcuts as in MPV, so you can make your own slow motion replays, or watch lengthy matches in about half the time it would take.

Subtitles files are now loaded automatically but subtitles are also now hidden by default. You can switch them ON or OFF, or cycle through subtitles tracks by pressing “S” on the keyboard.

You can also cycle through audio/language tracks by pressing “L” on the keyboard.

The OSD (on-screen display) was fixed and now shows the audio track or subtitle track or playback speed you selected, or your position in the movie when seeking forward or backward.

Many bugs were fixed and just like in Xed, the ability to prefer dark themes was added.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:

Acunetix
Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
Goscomb
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in January:

A total of $9,670 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 483 donors:

$1337 (2nd donation), Shawn C aka “citypw
$108, Oliver Z.
$108, Paul S. E. aka “Paul”
$100 (13th donation), Anon.
$100 (4th donation), Billy Bob Roach
$100 (2nd donation), Nathalie W.
$100 (2nd donation), Bruce H.
$100, William W.
$100, Philip T.
$100, Harold H.
$100, Don Jr.
$77 (19th donation), Wolfgang P.
$75, Roger R.
$75, Fabiano P.
$65 (2nd donation), Jonas H.
$60, Frank R.
$60, James L.
$59, Thomas Ö.
$54 (5th donation), Claude M.
$54, Josef S.
$54, Arnold D.
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