- About 12% of Mint users participated in testing Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC1 and/or RC2.
– Two days after the stable release, 51% of Mint users are using Linux Mint 5 Elyssa, 49% are using Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna.
– Elyssa users are American (33%), German (8%), British (8%), Italian (5%), Canadian (5%), Spanish (4%), Dutch (3%), French (3%), Norwegian (3%), Brazilian (2%)… and from all around the World (27%)
– Elyssa users are particularly active in London (2%), Madrid (1%), Milan (1%), Sofia, Oslo, Berlin, Beaverton, Augusta and Sydney.
– Elyssa users connect to the Internet via DSL (35%), Cable (28%), T1 (4%), Dialup (4%).. or other means (28%).
– Elyssa users have their screen resolution set to 1280×1024 (24%), 1024×768 (21%), 1280×800 (19%), 1440×900 (11%), 1680×1050 (9%), 800×600 (4%), 1152×864 (2%), 1600×1200 (2%), 1920×1200 (2%), 1280×768 (2%).
– Assuming the proportion of people who visit distrowatch.com is the same across all distributions, Linux Mint is the 4th most used distribution behind Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSUSE and followed by Fedora, PCLinuxOS and Mandriva (The proportion of people running Gentoo/Slackware is unknown, although it is reasonnable to think it might be quite significant).
Note: Most of these statistics are available to us thanks to the default Firefox start page and its user-agent. Users using a custom start page or a different browser are not represented in these statistics. Statistics give us an idea of what the reality is, their accuracy is unknown and figures are better at measuring trends than they are at actually giving us numbers we can rely on. We do not know how large our user base is but we can compare it, via different indicators, to ones of other distributions, or measure its evolution through time.