Monthly News – May 2017

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” is just around the corner. The Cinnamon and MATE editions are currently in QA (functional testing) and we should be able to release them as BETA early this month.

Cinnamon was upgraded to version 3.4 and MATE to version 1.18.

The switch to LightDM was confirmed, with out of the box support for guest sessions and a beautiful login screen.

Many improvements and new features were added to the system and applications such as Blueberry, Xed, Xplayer, Xreader, Pix, Xviewer, the Update Manager and the Software Sources configuration tool.

We’re very excited about this new release and eager to receive your feedback on the BETAs.

Last month I mentioned that donations weren’t as high as last year. We’ve seen a fantastic response since and it was clearly visible this month. We’ll report the May donations in the June monthly stats of course, but since the month of May has ended I can already communicate figures. We’ve received more than $16,000, which is more than twice as much as the figure for May last year. We usually see more donations “after” a release, not before. The number of people who donated in May is also quite impressive.. it’s very humbling to imagine 647 people assembled together, here just to support our work. I hope we won’t disappoint and you’ll get to love this new release as much as the previous ones.

On behalf of the teams I’d like to express our gratitude for the support you’re giving us. Many thanks also to all the people who support us in other ways, whether it’s with ideas, patches, feedback or helping out within the community.

Sponsorships:

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
Over The Top SEO
Thomas K

Sebastien Walker

Community Sponsors:

Donations in April:

A total of $9,934 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 465 donors:

$401 (7th donation), Risikolebensversicherung-Vergleich
$200 (2nd donation), James C.
$161, Andrea T.
$145 (3rd donation), Aaron M.
$108, M. B. .
$108, P. S. .
$108, Michael K.
$108, W. S. .
$108, C. O. .
$100 (15th donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
$100 (9th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$100 (5th donation), Roy Q.
$100 (3rd donation), Richard G.
$100 (3rd donation), Mimi
$100 (2nd donation), Charlie E.
$100, Rich. B.
$100, S. W. .
$100, Stuart O.
$100, cdinvb
$100, Tri Nguyen
$100, Timothy F. .
$100, B. Sanford
$86 (2nd donation), Arnaud L.
$75, Brian M. .
$65 (2nd donation), Ion L. I.
$54 (6th donation), Volker P.
$54 (6th donation), Claude M.
$54 (2nd donation), Jeremy Meunier
$54 (2nd donation), Philipp S.
$54 (2nd donation), Jose Ignacio aka “Jose I”
$54 (2nd donation), Andy F.
$54, M. P. .
$54, B. L. .
$54, Robert Z.
$50 (5th donation), Warren A.
$50 (2nd donation), Edward B.
$50 (2nd donation), Joseph C.
$50 (2nd donation), Crispin M.
$50, C. M. .
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$50, Stephen K.
$50, Judith Z.
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$50, Anonymous
$50, Albertas N.
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$43 (2nd donation), Martin K.
$43, M. J. .
$40 (3rd donation), Stuart Hedditch
$40, A. W. .
$40, A. M. .
$40, P. C. .
$38 (30th donation), Mark W.
$36, @tiagoameller
$32 (86th donation), Olli K.
$32 (2nd donation), Radomír Č.
$32 (2nd donation), Alberto P.
$32, R. H. .
$32, Gustavo Moreno
$32, B. E. .
$32, J. C. .
$30 (26th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$30, Patrick H. .
$30, Mark Z.
$30, A. A. .
$27 (3rd donation), I REALLY like Linux Mint ! aka “Klaas Sijtsma”
$27 (3rd donation), Michiel aka “Zonnevuur”
$27 (2nd donation), Arvi O.
$27, Dieter G.
$27, Michael Schäfer
$27, Thierry B.
$27, R. S. .
$27, F. M. M. .
$27, E. P. .
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$27, Jens G.
$26 (2nd donation), Crystals Gems and Watches
$25 (69th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (25th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (7th donation), Mathieu D.
$25 (5th donation), Michael W.
$25 (3rd donation), Charles O. .
$25 (2nd donation), M. R. .
$25 (2nd donation), Jeff M.
$25 (2nd donation), Chuck E.
$25 (2nd donation), Aptus Leadership Consulting
$25 (2nd donation), Rene H. aka “Hogi”
$25 (2nd donation), John T.
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$25, Bruce R.
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$25, H. Clemmesen aka “Clemme”
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$25, Aleksandar I.
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$25, Jay Trim Ltd
$22 (7th donation), Anthony M.
$22 (6th donation), Derek R.
$22 (5th donation), Roland Smit
$22 (5th donation), Francois G.
$22 (2nd donation), Martin L.
$22 (2nd donation), Arne D.
$22 (2nd donation), Domagoj P.
$22 (2nd donation), Ivo S.
$22 (2nd donation), Karel D. B.
$22 (2nd donation), Martin A.
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$22, Vladislav J.
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$21 (6th donation), Douglas T.
$20 (27th donation), Go Live Lively
$20 (13th donation), Larry J.
$20 (7th donation), Daniel A.
$20 (3rd donation), Edgar C.
$20 (2nd donation), Erich S.
$20 (2nd donation), Ash T.
$20 (2nd donation), Samuel M.
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$20 (2nd donation), Katrin S.
$20 (2nd donation), Winston M.
$20, K. K. .
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$20, Tom N. aka “shmink
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$20, C Lopez aka “KSR1@OC”
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$20, John W.
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$20, CA aka “Clauclau”
$20, Christine H.
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$16 (3rd donation), Gilles S.
$16 (2nd donation), Paolo C.
$16, Tiberiu D.
$16, F. M. .
$16, SteveMoto
$16, S. K. .
$15 (5th donation), François B.
$15 (3rd donation), Mary H.
$15 (2nd donation), Ketil M.
$15 (2nd donation), Alan W.
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$14, K. F. .
$13.6, J. R. .
$13 (12th donation), Anonymous
$12 (73th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (19th donation), JobsHiringnearMe
$12 (5th donation), Tomasz E.
$12 (3rd donation), Johann J.
$12 (2nd donation), Jaroslav H.
$12, Mr S. J. W.
$11 (13th donation), Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr
$11 (11th donation), Francisco L. D. A.
$11 (5th donation), Samuel H.
$11 (4th donation), H ScottB
$11 (4th donation), Laurent H.
$11 (3rd donation), Toni C.
$11 (3rd donation), Adnan C.
$11 (3rd donation), Tomas S.
$11 (3rd donation), Barry J.
$11 (3rd donation), Jose M. R.
$11 (2nd donation), Peter L.
$11 (2nd donation), Pierre F.
$11 (2nd donation), Tom S.
$11 (2nd donation), Jaap Versteegh aka “SlashV
$11 (2nd donation), Klaus S. aka “northcup
$11 (2nd donation), Rudy P.
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$11, Thomas Maier
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$11, Fran Fondo aka “hathor
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$11, liberato ciccarelli
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$11, Lajos Nyerges aka “hb9giu
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$10 (17th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (17th donation), Dan J
$10 (8th donation), Frank K.
$10 (8th donation), Paul O.
$10 (7th donation), RentalCarsnearMe
$10 (6th donation), Rodolfo De Nadai aka “rdenadai
$10 (6th donation), SEO For Dentists
$10 (5th donation), Chris K.
$10 (5th donation), Donald H.
$10 (5th donation), Gaston B.
$10 (4th donation), Tyler B.
$10 (4th donation), Dinu P.
$10 (3rd donation), Bro Brian aka “brobriobri”
$10 (3rd donation), David T.
$10 (3rd donation), Gary P.
$10 (3rd donation), Paul K.
$10 (3rd donation), John M.
$10 (3rd donation), J.M. Tremblay aka “JM”
$10 (3rd donation), Aliki K.
$10 (2nd donation), Michael M.
$10 (2nd donation), Marcelo G.
$10 (2nd donation), Gert G.
$10 (2nd donation), Rick R.
$10 (2nd donation), Donnie L.
$10 (2nd donation), Ken R. S.
$10, A. B. .
$10, Christian L. aka “Chrislan07”
$10, 瓜生 英尚
$10, M. H. .
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$10, Australian Gemstones and Minerals Company
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$10, 滝口 充五
$10, E. M. .
$10, Chen C. H.
$10, Daniyal Guliev aka “Tzota
$10, L. H. Chen aka “whallis2000”
$10, Bob aka “doubledodge ”
$9 (2nd donation), Richard M.
$8 (2nd donation), Hugh R.
$7.17 (5th donation), Jannik T.
$6, Dražen D.
$5 (14th donation), Jens-uwe R.
$5 (13th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (11th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
$5 (9th donation), Snorri Gylfason
$5 (5th donation), Javier V. B.
$5 (5th donation), Alan G.
$5 (4th donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (3rd donation), Malte J.
$5 (3rd donation), Blazej P. aka “bleyzer”
$5 (3rd donation), KLM Merchant Hubs
$5 (3rd donation), A.F.F. aka “ANgazu”
$5 (3rd donation), Software Coupon Codes
$5 (3rd donation), Kouji aka “杉林晃治
$5 (3rd donation), Nomura K.
$5 (3rd donation), Erik S.
$5 (3rd donation), Doug B.
$5 (2nd donation), André P.
$5 (2nd donation), NAGY Attila aka “GuBo”
$5 (2nd donation), The Cavalcade o’ Chemistry
$5 (2nd donation), Brian B.
$5 (2nd donation), Jan de W aka “Gnoe”
$5 (2nd donation), Javier V. A.
$5 (2nd donation), Jens R.
$5 (2nd donation), Marek z Klodzka
$5 (2nd donation), Dawid Z. aka “dazgor”
$5 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$5 (2nd donation), Francisco C. L. M.
$5 (2nd donation), Marco B. aka “SecretDungeon
$5, jacobsen.biz
$5, M. S. .
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$5, Nathan Black aka “Nate”
$5, C. S. . aka “dar”
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$5, Paulo SGarcia
$5, A. C. aka “openlark
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$5, Klaus Heckenbach
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$5, I. S. . aka “Iram77”
$5, pphg
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$5, 山下 聡
$5, Andrey Stepanov aka “Eraser”
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$5, plumber Arlington Heights, IL
$5, Sebastien W.
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$5, The Lady Likes Linux
$5, flomit – IT-Dienstleistungen
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$5, Jonathan Brink
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$5, Александр И. aka “AlexSD”
$4 (5th donation), Marcin S aka “KotFryc
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$4, Guy B.
$3.18 (5th donation), Dean W.
$3 (2nd donation), M. T.
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$3, Constantine Svorob aka “fekdas
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$2.5, Michel M.
$2.2, سوابق بیمه
$38.5 from 30 smaller donations

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