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Monthly News – March 2014

Written by Clem on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
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 $6214 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 283 donors:

  • $132.85 (7th donation), Hendrik S.
  • $132.85, Simon M.
  • $100 (7th donation), Ronald S.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
  • $100, Paul P. aka “GameOver”
  • $100, Michel P.
  • $100, Philip W.
  • $100, Timothy Q.
  • $79.71, Frans V. O.
  • $75, DecoNetworks, LLC
  • $66.43, Ian A.
  • $66.43, Ian L.
  • $66.43, D V. D. G.
  • $66.43, Linus K.
  • $66.43, Sami K.
  • $53.6 (3rd donation), Gabriel D.
  • $53.14, Pentti S.
  • $50 (48th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
  • $50 (3rd donation), Tim W.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Michael W.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Giuliano L.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Quim aka “slackjp”
  • $50 (2nd donation), Magne L.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Jeffrey C. Drywater
  • $50, James S.
  • $50, Martin W.
  • $50, James B.
  • $50, Steve O.
  • $50, Lin F.
  • $50, J W. T.
  • $50, Brad L.
  • $50, Gordon D.
  • $50, John W.
  • $50, Lee C.
  • $50, Rejean L.
  • $50, Joseph Frazier
  • $50, Werner A.
  • $50, John B.
  • $40, Kevin C.
  • $39.86 (49th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (3rd donation), John H.
  • $39.86, Marko H.
  • $39.86, Entertraining, Lda
  • $37 (2nd donation), Dzmitry Lazerka aka “dlazerka
  • $33.21 (7th donation), Raymond E.
  • $33.21, Andreas P.
  • $33.21, Michel B. aka “BugsBunny85″
  • $33.21, Branko B.
  • $33.21, Peadar D.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Rodolfo D. N.
  • $30, Jean P. O.
  • $30, Kevin M.
  • $26.57 (4th donation), Dr. R. M.
  • $26.57 (3rd donation), Francisco L. D. A.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Thierry F.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Stefan K. aka “radi1962″
  • $26.57, Enric P. R.
  • $26.57, Frederic D.
  • $26.57, Frank F.
  • $26.57, Attilio C.
  • $26.57, W W.
  • $26.57, Patrick M.
  • $26.57, Derry H.
  • $26.57, Paul B.
  • $26.57, Florian F.
  • $26.57, Ralph H.
  • $26.57, Martin R.
  • $26.57, Ky LMDE
  • $26.57, Benoit B.
  • $25 (30th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (18th donation), John M.
  • $25 (9th donation), Benoit Frigon aka “bfrigon.com
  • $25 (6th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (5th donation), Charles Rivers
  • $25 (2nd donation), James B.
  • $25, Doug B.
  • $25, David S.
  • $25, Christopher K.
  • $25, Heston L.
  • $25, Michael V. H.
  • $25, Don L. aka “I.M. Online”
  • $25, Kaj C.
  • $25, Thomas A.
  • $25, John H.
  • $25, Denis R.
  • $25, Andrew E.
  • $25, Troy B.
  • $25, John L.
  • $25, Arthur H.
  • $25, Jeffrey H.
  • $25, Curtis M.
  • $25, KenKey aka “kwkmlk”
  • $25, Jonathan M.
  • $25, James G.
  • $25, Kevin L.
  • $20 (10th donation), Jerry Jones
  • $20 (2nd donation), Isidro P. A.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Cecil H.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Patrick Latour
  • $20 (2nd donation), Tommy W.
  • $20, Paul K.
  • $20, Titus L.
  • $20, Paul S.
  • $20, Samuel R.
  • $20, Jorge V. S.
  • $20, Opal M.
  • $20, Buddy L.
  • $20, Atanas K.
  • $20, Alicja N.
  • $20, Jean-louis D.
  • $20, Mary B.
  • $20, Jay T.
  • $20, Victor I.
  • $20, Kenneth O.
  • $20, William B.
  • $20, Rimas V.
  • $20, Kenneth O.
  • $20, Lee G.
  • $20, Joseph B.
  • $20, William C. W.
  • $20, Wesley I.
  • $20, Nihar V.
  • $20, Adrian B.
  • $20, Simon D.
  • $19.93 (3rd donation), Meiko M.
  • $19.93 (2nd donation), Ross M.
  • $19.93 (2nd donation), Adam Mohammad
  • $19.93, Juan T.
  • $19.93, Karel D. B.
  • $19.93, Laurent M. aka “lolomeis”
  • $19.93, Marc C.
  • $19.93, Andrej S.
  • $18.86, Bill L.
  • $15.94 (2nd donation), David W.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Krzysztof S.
  • $15, Christopher D.
  • $15, Dawid M.
  • $15, Steven P.
  • $15, Greg R.
  • $15, Dominique D.
  • $15, John G. aka “User Nescio”
  • $15, Christian K.
  • $15, Francis G.
  • $14.67, William G. N.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Niklas M.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Jan V. P.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Intars Students aka “mobix
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Robert L.
  • $13.29, Luca B.
  • $13.29, Holger B.
  • $13.29, Viktors B. aka “Linowino”
  • $13.29, Dirk G.
  • $13.29, Johan J.
  • $13.29, Nikos V.
  • $13.29, Philip E.
  • $13.29, John F.
  • $13.29, Frédéric V.
  • $13.29, Florival J.
  • $13.29, Stefan G.
  • $13.29, Angela F.
  • $13.29, Laurent P.
  • $13.29, H K.
  • $13.29, F.D.P. Geurink
  • $13.29, Jan I.
  • $13.29, Kris C. aka “Kriske68″
  • $13.29, James M.
  • $13.29, Roland L.
  • $13.29, Crescenzo F.
  • $13.29, Andre V.
  • $13.29, Gábor P.
  • $13.29, Rainer H.
  • $13.29, Luca P.
  • $13.29, TH
  • $13.29, Catalin Hritcu
  • $13.29, Ra J.
  • $10.63, Jaime C. aka “Jaimito”
  • $10 (36th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (14th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (6th donation), Thomas M.
  • $10 (5th donation), Jurgen Myrthe
  • $10 (4th donation), Gerald G.
  • $10 (3rd donation), James D. aka “Spearmint2″
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jan P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Edgar T.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Hubert Banas
  • $10 (2nd donation), Mark C.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Srikanth B.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jose M.
  • $10, Michał W.
  • $10, Christopher B.
  • $10, Marie C.
  • $10, Филимонов К.
  • $10, Michael P.
  • $10, Randy K.
  • $10, Carl B.
  • $10, Gevork P.
  • $10, Jørgen H.
  • $10, Jennifer S.
  • $10, Jay W.
  • $10, Shay K.
  • $10, Peter S.
  • $10, Eric C.
  • $10, Haki F.
  • $10, Rainulf Pineda
  • $10, Hayden B.
  • $10, Лаврентьев М.
  • $10, Cesar A.
  • $10, Philip S.
  • $10, Anon T.
  • $10, Wil G.
  • $10, Bobe B.
  • $10, Sergio D. M. F.
  • $10, James T.
  • $10, Daniel F.
  • $10, Daniel P.
  • $10, Esteban M.
  • $9.96, T.m.a V. D. H.
  • $9.29, Andreas H.
  • $9 (4th donation), Randolph K.
  • $8.3 (2nd donation), Gary S.
  • $8, Rockford C.
  • $7.97, Lluis E.
  • $6.64 (27th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.64 (8th donation), Javier Guijarro aka “chejofan
  • $6.64 (8th donation), Yannick G. aka “Uggy”
  • $6.64 (7th donation), Albert J. P.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Alan B.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), anonymous
  • $6.64, Lars K.
  • $6.64, Jouni S.
  • $6.64, Sergej L.
  • $6.64, Dirk R.
  • $6.64, Adolfo R. U.
  • $6.64, Juan P. G. G.
  • $6.64, Raoul V.
  • $6.64, Andrija L.
  • $6, Tymoteusz Jankowski aka “xliiv
  • $5.31 (4th donation), Guillaume G. aka “Tidusrose”
  • $5.31, Benoit N.
  • $5 (12th donation), Mein Lenovo aka “LinuxMint
  • $5 (8th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (7th donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $5 (6th donation), Mordi K. aka “Mordik”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Jeremy B.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Daniel W.
  • $5, Милютин Е.
  • $5, Russell G.
  • $5, Free Online Dating
  • $5, Rebecca L.
  • $5, Jim T.
  • $5, Nomura K.
  • $5, Jack H.
  • $5, Nick A.
  • $5, Ronan C.
  • $5, E J. M.
  • $5, Korneliusz M.
  • $5, Bunthan S.
  • $5, Kyle J. M.
  • $5, Jenny R.
  • $5, Atilio P. B. J.
  • $3.99, Massimo D.
  • $3.99, Javier V. B.
  • $3.5, Fernando
  • $3.32, Robin O. aka “golden07″
  • $3, Carlos M. Z.
  • $2.88, Mauricio Hernández aka “Wicho”
  • $2.66 (6th donation), Kevin D.
  • $19 from 14 smaller donations

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3925 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 5836th

Events:

News and summary:

  • Donations and sponsorships are strong and your financial help allows us to not worry about funding and fully focus on our development. Many thanks to all the people who have sent us donations or who continue to sponsor Linux Mint.
  • We had an exciting new LMDE release, with Update Pack 8 and brand new ISOs, EFI/GPT support and all the improvements featured in Linux Mint 16.
  • MATE 1.8 was released (click here for details) and Cinnamon 2.2 is being released today (keep an eye on Segfault for announcements).
  • A lot of development was done in preparation for Linux Mint 17. A few of the new features were previewed on Segfault: Locale managementhidpi support, date and time settings, mintMenu improvements.
  • Cinnamon 2.2 will continue to receive bug fixes while we switch focus to Linux Mint and improvements planned for the Mint tools. We’re expecting Linux Mint 17 to hit RC in the middle of next month, with a stable release at the end of May.

Monthly News – February 2014

Written by Clem on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
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 $6264 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 264 donors:

  • $132.85, Thomas K.
  • $132.85, Rene T.
  • $106.28 (2nd donation), Anton D.
  • $100.5, David L. G.
  • $100 (3rd donation), Jack W. S. aka “kundalinijack”
  • $100 (2nd donation), Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
  • $100, Mr M. E. aka “Michael”
  • $100, Bryan K.
  • $100, Jonathan L.
  • $100, Peter D.
  • $80, Jimmy N.
  • $79.71, Philip M.
  • $75 (13th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
  • $75, Jeremy B.
  • $66.43 (6th donation), Raymond E.
  • $66.43, George M.
  • $66.43, Simon F.
  • $66.43, Frank D.
  • $66.43, Alberto D.
  • $66.43, Marlies S.
  • $66.43, Violet A.
  • $66.43, Kai-Uwe S.
  • $60 (6th donation), Jan W.
  • $54.42, Johannes B.
  • $50 (47th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (13th donation), Maarten E.
  • $50 (13th donation), Wolfgang P.
  • $50 (6th donation), Bruce R.
  • $50 (4th donation), Marcus M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Chema Cortes aka “ch3m4″
  • $50 (2nd donation), Richard W.
  • $50, Stuart G.
  • $50, Климов А.
  • $50, Stefan K.
  • $50, David M.
  • $50, Brendan P.
  • $50, Matheson T.
  • $50, Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
  • $50, Christopher S.
  • $50, Tamas H.
  • $50, Gaetano A.
  • $50, Theodore P.
  • $46.5 (5th donation), Henk van C.
  • $40, Dmytro M.
  • $39.86 (48th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (5th donation), Raymond E.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Gilles S.
  • $39.86, Joan B. M.
  • $39.86, Stefano B.
  • $35, Jan Q.
  • $33.21, Marco Pieretti
  • $33.21, Joel J.
  • $33.21, Jan-albert V.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Bo S. Y.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Gilson B. D. A.
  • $30, Ivanov I. B. aka “ivisoft.org
  • $30, David N.
  • $30, Adam Mohammad
  • $30, David S.
  • $30, Peter S.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Inigo X. C.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Frank K.
  • $26.57, C N. D. H.
  • $26.57, Manuel G.
  • $26.57, Hugh B.
  • $26.57, Heico S.
  • $25 (29th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (5th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (4th donation), Charles Rivers
  • $25 (2nd donation), Blake C.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Brendan M.
  • $25, Steven W.
  • $25, Jay T.
  • $25, David R.
  • $25, Michael C.
  • $25, Myron J.
  • $25, Tony J.
  • $25, Brian aka “”Old Roy” aka myrkat”
  • $25, Clarence M.
  • $25, Jerry A.
  • $25, Srikanth B.
  • $25, Edward J.
  • $25, Francisco G.
  • $20 (33rd donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (11th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (7th donation), Euge Corley aka “ecorley
  • $20 (6th donation), David Kelly aka “Daveinuk”
  • $20 (4th donation), Roger B.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Ryan M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Wayne M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Douglas T.
  • $20 (2nd donation), William M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), William J. aka “yoyo58″
  • $20 (2nd donation), Prokhorov M.
  • $20, Michael P.
  • $20, Terry M.
  • $20, Jon A.
  • $20, Helen M.
  • $20, Brent F.
  • $20, I R. M.
  • $20, Elis N.
  • $20, Anthony D.
  • $20, Raymond G.
  • $20, Robin D.
  • $20, andri_ch
  • $20, Anonymous user
  • $20, Leo G.
  • $20, Antonio V.
  • $20, James B.
  • $20, Wagner M. D. S.
  • $20, John K.
  • $20, Eric V.
  • $20, Bruce K.
  • $20, Prokhorov M.
  • $20, John C.
  • $20, Joel F.
  • $20, Phillip J.
  • $20, Morteza S.
  • $20, Jason B.
  • $20, Morton B.
  • $20, Filatov V.
  • $19.93 (4th donation), Robert P.
  • $19.93, Robert B.
  • $19.93, Daniel P.
  • $19.93, Peer S.
  • $19.93, Joseph A. C.
  • $18.98, Gary S.
  • $18 (8th donation), Dominik K. aka “doke
  • $15.94 (2nd donation), Sebastien L.
  • $15.89, Arild B.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Kjell K. aka “Gemini89″
  • $15, Michael E. C.
  • $15, N L. G.
  • $15, Scott T.
  • $15, Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
  • $15, Florin F. aka “FLOW”
  • $14.61, Kristian K.
  • $13.29 (8th donation), Siegfried H.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Rene S.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Tom M.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Sergio M.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Roy S.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Denis B.
  • $13.29, Grazio R.
  • $13.29, Michael P.
  • $13.29, Peter H.
  • $13.29, Mikko M.
  • $13.29, Thomas L.
  • $13.29, Axel M.
  • $13.29, Juergen D.
  • $13.29, Andrew N.
  • $13.29, Stanislaus J.
  • $13.29, Ivano B.
  • $13.29, Antonio A.
  • $13.29, Markus H.
  • $13.29, Athanasios K.
  • $13.29, Jm G.
  • $13.29, Didier B.
  • $13.29, Darek P.
  • $13.29, Petra B.
  • $13.29, Xisco P. P.
  • $13.29, Pilar U. V.
  • $13.29, Alan J.
  • $13.29, Alain B.
  • $13.29, Alipio F. F.
  • $13.29, David T.
  • $13.29, Francis G.
  • $13.29, Lise A.
  • $13.29, Michael B.
  • $13.29, Doriano G. M.
  • $13.29, Erich H.
  • $13.29, Thomas L.
  • $13.29, Didier H.
  • $13.29, TAC Postma
  • $13.29, Karin C.
  • $10 (35th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (6th donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $10 (4th donation), Ivan da Silva
  • $10 (4th donation), Tom T.
  • $10 (3rd donation), John L.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Glauber M. Gallego aka “ggallego”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Rune J.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Howard B.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Antoine T.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Michel S.
  • $10, Ralph G.
  • $10, Kitao T.
  • $10, D. D.
  • $10, Michael B.
  • $10, Xaioyong Z.
  • $10, David P. aka “peterda84″
  • $10, Daniel W.
  • $10, Danilo A.
  • $10, Волошин В.
  • $10, Thomas P.
  • $10, Graham T.
  • $10, Kiam O.
  • $10, Darlan P. D. C.
  • $10, Brett R.
  • $10, Bruno L. P. D. S.
  • $10, Edward G.
  • $10, Jerry C.
  • $10, Marcin B.
  • $10, Karthigesa N. J.
  • $10, Wayne C.
  • $10, Istomin A.
  • $10, James M.
  • $10, F G.
  • $10, Bobbin Zachariah
  • $10, Mark C.
  • $10, Gerald A.
  • $10, Josh A.
  • $10, Chris B.
  • $9.3, Yury Popov
  • $7, Oliver I.
  • $6.64 (7th donation), Javier Guijarro aka “chejofan
  • $6.64 (3rd donation), Vrettos M.
  • $6.64, Benjamin B.
  • $6.64, LIGONNIERE
  • $6.64, Jose A. D. F.
  • $6.64, Marian P.
  • $6.64, Arturo P. G.
  • $6.64, Enrique R. A.
  • $6.64, Markku K.
  • $6.64, Kristian K.
  • $5 (11th donation), Mein Lenovo aka “LinuxMint
  • $5 (8th donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (7th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (4th donation), Vladimir Kivernik
  • $5 (2nd donation), Robbie D.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Jh B.
  • $5, Daniel M.
  • $5, Eliecer C.
  • $5, Brian Ravnsgaard Riis
  • $5, Marcos M.
  • $5, Charles M.
  • $5, Luis F. B. M.
  • $5, Peter N.
  • $5, Robert H.
  • $5, Klaus B.
  • $5, Vinay B.
  • $5, Ronald K.
  • $4, Lucid Game Studio
  • $4, Rick W.
  • $3.99, Erick P.
  • $2.66, Federico T.
  • $2.66, Marius Z.
  • $18.17 from 17 smaller donations

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

Events:

GOG.com to support Linux

Written by Clem on Friday, March 21st, 2014

Great news for gamers! GOG.com announced plans to support Linux:

We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but we’ll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours.

Source: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_soon_on_more_platforms

GOG.com should complement Steam nicely with a different catalogue of games and with DRM-free titles.

Whether you’re playing Free Software games, using Steam, native titles or Windows compatibility layers/tools, if you’re interested in gaming have a look at GamingOnLinux: http://www.gamingonlinux.com

We don’t cover gaming much and it’s hard to provide access to commercial or non-Open Source titles to you directly with the Software Manager. Gaming is getting better and better though. Linux is still far behind Windows, Playstation and Xbox of course, but we’re seeing more and more AAA titles running natively on our platform, a growing number of superb indie games, compatibility with market leading development platforms (Unity, Game Maker etc..) and with GOG.com the arrival of another great distribution platform.