Monthly Stats – November 2009

Written by Clem on Monday, December 7th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm | Main Topics

Donations & Sponsorships:

Many thanks to the following donors and sponsors for financially supporting Linux Mint:

Donors:

  • $250, Steven Borthick aka “stevenborthick” (USA) – http://www.stevenborthick.com
  • $154, Johannes L. (Finland)
  • $154, Roland G. (France)
  • $130, Daniel W. (World) – http://www.downloadstube.net
  • $110, ComunidadHosting aka “Apolo” (Spain) – http://www.comunidadhosting.com
  • $110, Adrianus Kleemans (Switzerland)
  • $100, Jordan S. (USA)
  • $100, Jason F. (USA)
  • $100, Anonymous (France)
  • $100, Eberhard R. (Switzerland)
  • $77, Paul S. (Luxembourg) – http://psweb.org
  • $77, Patrick Ciret (France)
  • $77, Lyudmyla H. (Germany)
  • $77, Carine K. (Luxembourg)
  • $50 (3rd donation), Gordon Hilliard aka “ghilly” (United Kingdom)
  • $50 (3rd donation), Edward B. (USA)
  • $50, Francois F. (France)
  • $50, Sigbjorn S. (Norway)
  • $50, George R. (USA)
  • $50, Sachi Wilson (USA)
  • $50, Tom H. (USA)
  • $50, Steve K. (USA)
  • $50, Brian D. (USA) – http://thehighwaygirl.com
  • $50, Eleanor W. (Singapore)
  • $50, James E. (USA)
  • $46, Daniel Blok (Netherlands)
  • $40, Slavoljub M. (Norway)
  • $38, Manuel F. (Portugal)
  • $30 (5th donation), Frank Bechstein (Germany) – http://www.gamer-site.de/
  • $30, Henry D. (USA)
  • $30, Kevin Dermott (United Kingdom)
  • $30, Dittmar S. (Germany)
  • $30, Janni L. (Denmark)
  • $25 (2nd donation), William S. (USA)
  • $25, Pete Molina aka “pmolina” (USA)
  • $25, Frank Swygert aka “farna” (USA) – http://farna.home.att.net/AMC.html
  • $25, Heather H. (USA)
  • $25, Diosdado D.-C. (USA)
  • $25, H B H. (USA)
  • $25, John N. (USA)
  • $25, Alexandr K. (USA)
  • $25, Jerry Basham (USA)
  • $25, Robert D B. (USA)
  • $25, Todd W. aka “MysticGold04″ (USA)
  • $25, Peter T. (United Kingdom)
  • $20 (2nd donation), Phillip H. (Australia)
  • $20 (2nd donation), Bjorn S. Nielsen aka “bjornie” (Norway)
  • $20, Patrick Taylor aka “pataylo” (USA)
  • $20, David van Geest (USA) – http://60cycle.net
  • $20, Robert L. (USA)
  • $20, Ivan Y. (USA)
  • $20, Keizo M. (Japan)
  • $20, Brandon E. (USA)
  • $20, Ricardo Calimanis aka “ricardo.calimanis” (Brazil) – http://www.docstibr.net
  • $20, Brent McK. (USA)
  • $20, Jonathan F. (USA)
  • $20, I Wajan Aries D. (Indonesia)
  • $20, Svante L. (Sweden)
  • $20, Jennifer P. (Canada)
  • $15 (3rd donation), Marco R. (Italy)
  • $15 (2nd donation), Marcos Antonio S. (Italy)
  • $15, Ulrich K. (Germany)
  • $15, Stefan M. (Germany)
  • $15, Emil Pavlov aka “emil_pavlov” (Bulgaria)
  • $15, Jeff Reid aka “jlr1701″ (USA) – http://channelsforthelight.com
  • $15, Matt Y. (France)
  • $15, Giancarlo M. (Italy)
  • $15, Anthony S. (USA)
  • $15, David C. (USA)
  • $15, Joachim M. (Austria)
  • $15, Alfredo A. from PROTECNALIA BCN INT, S.L. (Spain) – http://www.protecnalia.com
  • $11, Lee Sturman aka “Hammerlee” (United Kingdom)
  • $10 (2nd donation), Richard G. (USA)
  • $10, Mykhaylo V. (Czech Republic)
  • $10, Jan H. (Norway)
  • $10, Calin Aprodu (Poland)
  • $10, Ronald E. (USA)
  • $10, Claudio B. (Italy)
  • $10, Jordan T. (New Zealand)
  • $10, Amber H. (USA)
  • $10, Ted Peterson (USA)
  • $10, Levi P. (USA)
  • $10, Martin J. (United Kingdom)
  • $10, George F. (USA)
  • $10, Mark Rocha (India) – http://www.markrocha.net
  • $10, Dan Jackson (United Kingdom)
  • $10, Edwin R. (USA)
  • $10, Marc-Andre Turcotte aka “matmat07″ (Canada)
  • $10, oscar799 (United Kingdom)
  • $8, Mark Broadbent (United Kingdom)
  • $7, Francisco C. C. (Spain)
  • $7, Mauro De Vita (Italy)
  • $7, Craig H. (New Zealand)
  • $7, Kurt Marquardt (Germany)
  • $7, Andrzej K. (Poland)
  • $5, Enrico Galli (Italy) – http://www.egw.it
  • $5, Alberto P. (Chile)
  • $5, Brooke Dukes aka “BandonRandon” (USA) – http://bandonrandon.com
  • $5, Tamas B. (United Kingdom)
  • $5, Joseph S. (USA)
  • $5, Andrej L. (Slovenia)
  • $5, Dale E. (USA)
  • $5, Nanda Kumar (India)
  • $5, Michael K. (USA)
  • $5, Matthew Mennecke (USA)
  • $5, Angel Israel O. C. (Mexico)
  • $5, Ian (United Kingdom) – http://www.printerforums.net
  • $5, Donna Fontenot aka “DonnaFontenot – DazzlinDonna” (USA) – http://www.dazzlindonna.com
  • $4, Sindre Smistad aka “ctrl_” (Norway)
  • $2, Max G. (USA)
  • $1 (2nd donation), Fredrik G. (Sweden)
  • $1, Chris (Ireland) – http://www.letblog.com
  • $1, Nandang H. (Indonesia)
  • $1, Vadim B. (Russia)
  • $1, Rory H. (United Kingdom)

Sponsors:

Money raised in November:

* Donations: $3502 (116 donors)
* Sponsors: $441.4 (49 sponsors)

http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php
http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

  • Linux Mint 8 Helena: 32%
  • Linux Mint 7 Gloria: 53% (-28%)
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 8% (-3%)
  • Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 4% (-1%)
  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 3% (-0%)

Web Stats:

  • Visits: 2,149,672 (+0%)
  • Pageviews: 3,784,756 (+3.5%)
  • Page impressions: 1,805,004
  • Search queries: 4,508,290
  • Forum users: 23,868
  • Forum posts: 203,951

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 1414 (3rd)
  • Distrowatch (traffic share): 4.8% (2nd)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 20,352th

Events:

Summary:

  • November 2009 was the (9th consecutive) best month ever since the creation of Linux Mint.
  • The overall income is up 2%.
  • Our user base is the second largest in the desktop Linux market.
  • The community support continues to be outstanding, with 116 people gathering this month to donate a total of more than $3,500.
  • Linux Mint 8 was released and the x64 is already on the way, giving us the assurance that we will have time to develop a Debian Edition before the upcoming Linux Mint 9 in Spring next year.
  • Our Distrowatch traffic share is currently at 4.8%. It has never been so high before, and that’s a good indicator that our user base is growing again.

23 Responses to “Monthly Stats – November 2009”

  1. Steve B Says:

    What is the reason for developing the Debian edition?

    Will it considered to be more stable than the Ubuntu based versions?

    Will it have a separate repository?

  2. King S Says:

    John Chow says that Google’s adsense is not the best way to advertise. He recommends putting up the ads personally. That way, the Linux Mint website can really start making money from Ads. Read his page here…http://www.johnchow.com/advertise/

  3. ebaut Says:

    >What is the reason for developing the Debian edition?

    For stable, beautiful release ;)

    >Our Distrowatch traffic share is currently at 4.8%. It has never been so high before, and that’s a good indicator that our user base is growing again.

    Great! ^^

    >Linux Mint 8 was released and the x64 is already on the way, giving us the assurance that we will have time to develop a Debian Edition before the upcoming Linux Mint 9 in Spring next year.

    I can`t wait so long! ;)

  4. SteveP Says:

    More info on the Debian edition please. It’s first I’ve heard about it. Is there an announcement anywhere?

  5. Krow Says:

    Waiting eagerly for x64 final version. Switched to Helena. Hopefully we will have Wubi in all future releases. This really helps the extreme newbies. But the disappearance of Wubi made me learn a good many things, so hats off to GRUB 2. :) I hope the share of Helena only goes upwards. :)

  6. Rodrigian Says:

    Hey clem you forgot to update the donations graphics of november, in the donations page

    http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

  7. Ryan Says:

    @Rodrigan
    nice never noticed that b4
    =)

  8. minty minterson Says:

    whooo! donthate, donate!

    total bummer the income difference between mint and MS. Funny how mint is still so much better.
    Thanks clem and other’s, not to mention the wonderful linux community. I enjoy mint everyday, and feel guilty about not donating. I guess I should.

  9. Sean Says:

    I would also like to know more about the “Debian release”. I’m assuming that means for the Mint 9 release you will use the most recent Debian build instead of Ubuntu 10.04?

  10. Acid_1 Says:

    How do you determine the partition of users across Mint versions? Also, good job Clem.

  11. LarryJW Says:

    Linux Mint 8 continues to improve. This is the longest I’ve stuck with one OS in a long time (2 months+ if not counting the fct it included Gloria and Helena). I don’t have a Paypal account or a credit card, but I was wondering if there was coding for the advertisements so I could put it in my blog. I like the mint leaves in the teacup one.

  12. LarryJW Says:

    Linux Mint 8 continues to improve. This is the longest I’ve stuck with one OS in a long time (2 months+ if not counting the fact it included Gloria and Helena). I don’t have a Paypal account or a credit card, but I was wondering if there was coding for the advertisements so I could put it in my blog. I like the mint leaves in the teacup one. My internet is giving me heck so sorry for multiple posts if I did.

  13. sascha Says:

    To YOU bunch of geniuses behind MINT 8!
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  14. Paulo Bartolomeu Says:

    Thank you for the excellent work. I used to be a fan of debian, but having tried mint… there’s no turning back now. Its has the good features of debian plus a wonderful interface and usability.

    {}s 4rom PT

  15. Husse Says:

    @ Acid_1 You asked How do you determine the partition of users across Mint versions?
    The Firefox startpage – It’s different for every release – at least the name is :)

  16. Clem Says:

    @Acid_1: Yes, many people change the start page, but by making the assumption that the proportion of people keeping it there is more or less the same across releases we can establish the proportion of Mint users running each release.

  17. ksousa Says:

    when a netbook version of mint?
    and thanks for all good things that the team has made!

  18. Giorgio C Says:

    Hi,
    I donated 15€ via paypal but I missed how to sign my name in :-P
    Anyway I havent’t donated for glory… but maybe for Gloria ;-)

    I had not tried Linux Mint before, considering it just another ubuntu respin. Then, 3 weeks ago – disappointed by Ubuntu Karmic – I decided to install Mint 7 on my laptop. And guess what? I found it fantastic! Complete, fast, gorgeous, simple (my girlfriend can use it without problems and probably my 4 months old baby could too :D ) A great distro of its own, keep up the good work guys!

    A hug from Italy
    Ciao
    Giorgio

  19. Mark Says:

    Whatever direction you decide to go in, I fully support it, be it Debian or not. I’ve come to trust you almost blindly after being so happy with this OS. I think many other users will agree as well.

  20. Roberto Says:

    Many thanks to the donors and sponsors.

    Mint based on Debian/testing Edition:

    I’ve heard it before more than one time. I would believe on this project only when it is comes out – (RC-BETA-Stable) Promises, promises once more or not?
    I also have heard that the edition release cycle will be different from the Main Editon Gnome.32/64bit and /KDE/Xfce editions.
    I assume one year or one year and a half to be the release cycle for this edition (Mint on Debian).

    More choices must attract new users to run Linux Mint or in other words, open doors here, there and everywhere. LOL. (World).

  21. Robert Smith Says:

    Not only is Mint a fantastic distro (I love it) the openness and transparency of the income you are generating from donors and sponsors is to be commended and it really helps in giving a realistic estimate to others in the potential that could be generated by other open source projects. I believe it will encourage potential open source programmers to go for it.

  22. manny Says:

    I’m so happy with Linux Mint that finally I scratched my wallet and sent Clem a well deserved donation for the project. I have the feeling the direction he has taken to release a Debian base distro is to, “probably”, abandon Ubuntu in the near future and dedicate the time to build better tools for a solid OS, instead of, having to fix problems twice a year. I’m convinced this is the right approach and having a longer released time will benefit us, the users. Would be interesting to see what Clem and the mint-team have under their sleeve about this project.


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