Monthly Stats – January 2009

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

  • $139, AvanceIT (UK) – http://avanceit.co.uk
  • $100, Upinderjit S. (USA)
  • $100, Geoffrey U. (USA)
  • $66, Andre B. (Germany) 
  • $66 (4th donation), Theodore T. (UK)
  • $66, Peter K. (Switzerland)
  • $60, Richard G. (USA) 
  • $50, Steven W. (USA) 
  • $50 (2nd donation), Harvey Elliott (UK)
  • $50, Stephen C. (USA) 
  • $25, Sohier C. (Canada)
  • $25, Kevin S. (USA) 
  • $25, James S. (USA) 
  • $20, Matthew S. (USA) 
  • $20, Brian H. (USA) 
  • $20, Richard C. (USA) 
  • $20, David V. (USA) 
  • $20, Brian B. (USA) 
  • $15, Sooren B. (UK) 
  • $13 (5th donation), Frank Bechstein (Germany) – http://www.gamer-site.de
  • $13, Ken W. (UK) 
  • $13, Desmond R. (Australia)
  • $10, Eero T V. (Finland)
  • $10, Andrew B. (USA) 
  • $10, Sevan S. (USA) 
  • $10, Alejandro C. C. (Spain)
  • $7, Tomasz K. (Poland)
  • $5, John N. (USA) 
  • $4, Sebastien K. (Portugal)
  • $1, Mark B. (USA) 

Sponsors:

Money raised in January:

* Donations: $1033
* Sponsors: $294.5

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

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 11.30%
  • Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 34.71%
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 53.98%

Web Stats:

  • Visits: 1,052,738
  • Pageviews: 2,052,209
  • Page impressions: 902,532
  • Search queries: 2,111,860
  • Forum users: 12264
  • Forum posts: 118744
Rankings:
  • Distrowatch: 1518 (3rd)
  • Alexa: 40,959th

Events: 

Summary:
  • The user base seems to grow. The income doesn’t. This is probably linked to the global financial crisis which affects donors, sponsors and advertisers. A donation campaign could be organized. 
  • 2 new dedicated servers, one in Canada and one in England might soon add to the two servers we already have in Germany.
  • The number of people still running Daryna is surprisingly high. The number of people running Elyssa is surprisingly low. Two releases are actively maintained, the latest release (currently Linux Mint 6 Felicia) and the latest LTS release (currently Linux Mint 5). Users are encouraged to either follow the latest release and to upgrade twice a year, or to stick to the latest LTS release and to upgrade every 3 years.