Monthly News – August 2016

Written by Clem on August 4th, 2016

News

For once, we’re publishing the Monthly News early.

Donations

In July, we’ve received $12,753 thanks to the generous donations of 530 people. I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us fund Linux Mint. During the attacks we were able to purchase additional servers and pay for services (some of which are now free, credits to Sucuri for sponsoring us) without ever worrying about how much things cost. We’re also able to have a budget which allows us to pay our development team. Although Mint developers are passionate and benevolent people, we send them money so that they can purchase fancy equipment or so they can be more comfortable and have more spare time (which they usually spend on improving Linux Mint anyway). They’ve no idea how much they’ll get, when and why, but they’re one of the core reasons Linux Mint gets better, so the same way you donate to Linux Mint, we love donating to them. On occasions and when something benefits the distribution in a tangible way, we’re also able to donate upstream. In preparation for Linux Mint 18, we sent money to various artists and some upstream developers. In brief, we’re extremely comfortable and free in the way we develop Linux Mint. Whenever we need something, we’re able to buy it. Whenever money can improve a particular aspect of the distribution we’re able to spend it. This frees our hands, it empowers us greatly and it makes our job much easier. I usually just say thank you and emphasize the fact that your help does help us a lot. Behind the curtain there are a lot of people involved at various degrees and doing very different things. Since we started in 2006 we never had to worry about money. We were able to grow our quality and success thanks to your enjoyment and support and we never had to feel small or revise our ambitions. You can see the effects this had on development and the decisions to maintain a new desktop environment, or lately in the decision to switch to XApps. I’m very grateful for this. Many thanks to you.

KDE

Unlike other Linux Mint editions, the KDE edition will ship with the SDDM display manager.

Bad news for the nostalgic, the KDE edition will also abandon its distinctive blue Linux Mint icon and adopt the same green icon, and boot sequence as other editions.

LTS kernels and stacks in Linux Mint 17.x

In Linux Mint 17.x (17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3) the 3.16, 3.19 and 4.2 kernel series reached end-of-life, so they will no longer receive any new kernels.

The following series will continue to receive new kernel versions until 2019:

  • 3.13
  • 4.4

You can use the Update Manager, click on the View Menu, and select “Linux Kernels” to see which kernel you are currently using and which kernels are available. As always we recommend caution when switching to a new kernel. After installing a new kernel, both the previous and the new kernels are installed. Your proprietary drivers (if any) are compiled against the new kernel and your boot screen (grub) is using this new kernel by default. If anything goes wrong or if you notice regressions, you can remove the kernel using the Update Manager. This will recompile your driver with your previous kernel and reset your boot screen to use it.

Xorg 1.15 and Mesa 10.1.3 (which came with Linux Mint 17, 17.1 and 17.2) are supported upstream until 2019. Xorg 1.17 and Mesa 10.5.9 (which were used in Linux Mint 17.3) will also be supported by Linux Mint until 2019.

Cinnamon 3.2

I’d like to thank two of my favorite Mint developers for bringing two exciting changes in Cinnamon 3.2.

Sometimes it’s the little things which make all the difference. JosephMcc made it possible for notifications to make a sound. Like all other Cinnamon sounds, you’ll of course be able to configure it or disable it.

Mtwebster took it upon himself to rewrite the Cinnamon screensaver from scratch. Before I describe some of the visible benefits, this is great news for the screensaver because it means development and bug fixing for this component will be much faster and much easier than before going forward (not only because it’s now all written in Python, but also because we’re effectively ditching a huge amount of code which was written in the early days of GNOME 2, a design which was inherited from XScreensaver and a lot of technical debt).

The first thing you notice when you run the screensaver is how fast and smooth it is to come up. It’s immediate and it fades in with a nice animation. The background is no longer static, so if you’re using a slideshow in Cinnamon, the backgrounds will also change in your screensaver.

The new codebase and much simpler design means the login dialog is better integrated within the screensaver and the entire screen feels much lighter than before. Xscreensaver hacks are still supported of course (the configuration screen is exactly the same as before) but switching back and forth between a hack and the login dialog is much faster than it was (it’s so fast I’m actually thinking of slowing it down… if you keep the Escape key pressed things do flash quite a lot).

The clock is no longer stuck on the left of the screen. Its position changes around the screen.

As you can see we’re just getting started with the new development cycle but we’re already having a lot of fun 🙂

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:

Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Francois Edelin
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in July:

A total of $12753 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 530 donors:

$510, Markus W.
$269, Bjoern W.
$200 (19th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$180 (15th donation), Andreas Schmidt
$140, Zakharchenko A.
$108, Philippe L.
$108, Jürgen H.
$108, Download.BG
$100 (13th donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
$100 (6th donation), Nono W.
$100 (4th donation), Efran G.
$100 (3rd donation), Roy Q.
$100 (3rd donation), Glen A.
$100 (2nd donation), Christopher B.
$100 (2nd donation), Using PayPal
$100, Bert-jan W.
$100, John G.
$100, Paul R.
$100, Octavio R.
$100, Timothy M.
$100, G. L.
$100, Walter W.
$100, Michael E.
$100, Jeffery J.
$100, Theodore M.
$100, Brad C.
$100, David V. aka “Big Davos”
$100, William H.
$81 (4th donation), Stuart Tilley
$75 (14th donation), Robert D B.
$54 (18th donation), Pasi K.
$54 (3rd donation), Heinrich S.
$54 (2nd donation), Daniel S.
$54 (2nd donation), Niall C.
$54 (2nd donation), Weber Technics
$54 (2nd donation), Roberto S.
$54 (2nd donation), Stephan S.
$54 (2nd donation), Christophe G.
$54, Michael K.
$54, Andreas M.
$54, Theo V. R.
$54, Denis P.
$54, Jean C. A.
$50 (70th donation), Matthew M.
$50 (12th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (7th donation), Carlos H. G.
$50 (6th donation), V. Mark Lehky aka “SiKing
$50 (5th donation), Rudolph C.
$50 (4th donation), Volker P.
$50 (4th donation), Michael C.
$50 (3rd donation), David H. W.
$50 (3rd donation), Eric S.
$50 (3rd donation), Hans J.
$50 (3rd donation), John G. aka “newlinuxuser”
$50 (3rd donation), Jeffrey M. T. aka “JayBird707”
$50 (2nd donation), Tom M.
$50 (2nd donation), Kevin L.
$50 (2nd donation), David P.
$50 (2nd donation), Don Gates
$50, John V.
$50, Thomas B.
$50, Dejan Levaja
$50, R. B.
$50, Kim P.
$50, Lynn H.
$50, Sam B.
$50, Bill P.
$50, Albert K.
$50, Mirza B.
$50, Christopher C.
$50, Peter C.
$50, Lisa R.
$50, Byron J.
$50, Christopher D.
$50, Robert S.
$50, James G.
$50, Lee R.
$50, Steven C.
$45 (2nd donation), James M.
$45, Rohan A.
$43, Michael C.
$42 (2nd donation), Aubert (Holdup)
$40 (2nd donation), Dale H.
$40, Hector G.
$38 (2nd donation), Petr P.
$38, Florentin C.
$35 (9th donation), Geoff_P
$35, H J. P.
$35, Edward L.
$32 (3rd donation), Peter Fitzsimons aka “Peter4933”
$32 (3rd donation), Javier C. M.
$32, Kirsten L.
$32, Jens B.
$32, Anders F.
$30 (77th donation), Olli K.
$30 (5th donation), Josue M.
$30 (5th donation), Steve T.
$30 (3rd donation), Joe K.
$30, Omar O.
$30, Peter T.
$30, Edward R.
$30, Ian G.
$30, Frank V.
$30, Joseph R.
$30, Allan C.
$30, Urs N.
$30, Steffen K.
$30, Ian B.
$29 (2nd donation), Stefan N.
$27 (26th donation), Mark W.
$27 (3rd donation), Gerhard E.
$27 (2nd donation), Michael H. S.
$27, Timo E. P.
$27, Antonio V.
$27, Volker V.
$27, Manfred B.
$27, Martyna S.
$27, Martin K.
$27, Paul J.
$27, Thomas K.
$25 (60th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (25th donation), John M.
$25 (8th donation), Kwan L.
$25 (3rd donation), Jeffrey V.
$25 (2nd donation), Jon C. S.
$25 (2nd donation), Holt D.
$25 (2nd donation), Karen J.
$25 (2nd donation), Eugene H.
$25 (2nd donation), Nance M.
$25 (2nd donation), Curtis O.
$25 (2nd donation), Yuriy G.
$25 (2nd donation), Jack C.
$25 (2nd donation), cocasema
$25 (2nd donation), Mark N.
$25 (2nd donation), Conrad M.
$25, Lee B.
$25, Jesse M.
$25, William S.
$25, Khanyi M. C.
$25, Donald H.
$25, Eugene H.
$25, Kyle K.
$25, Sam S.
$25, Madhusudanan S.
$25, Al M.
$25, William L. F.
$25, Gregory B.
$25, Andrew C.
$25, Charles B.
$25, William B.
$25, Mark H.
$25, Barry C.
$25, Nicholas R.
$25, Dale C.
$25, Bernie’s Fine Dining
$24 (4th donation), Bretislav W.
$24 (2nd donation), Sebastian W.
$24, Stefan R.
$22 (4th donation), Theodore S.
$22 (3rd donation), Peter V.
$22 (3rd donation), Henrik H.
$22 (3rd donation), Wolfgang K.
$22 (3rd donation), Hermann W.
$22 (3rd donation), Sebastiano C.
$22 (2nd donation), Bernd M.
$22 (2nd donation), Tom B.
$22, Peter B.
$22, Michael K.
$22, Sven-uwe U.
$22, Roman S.
$22, Goran L.
$22, Ulrich L.
$22, Simone G.
$22, David P.
$22, Michel G.
$22, Paolo G.
$22, Brice C.
$22, Antonio F. G.
$22, Florian F.
$22, Horst S.
$22, Georg J.
$22, Aleksander J.
$22, Dionisios K.
$22, Mar R. R.
$22, Rüdiger T.
$22, Silvio A.
$22, Ludwig S.
$22, Petr G.
$22, Ivan V.
$22, Arne D.
$22, Dieter R.
$22, Georges N.
$20 (17th donation), Toronto Maple Leafs
$20 (17th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (9th donation), Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr
$20 (9th donation), Thomas M.
$20 (6th donation), Peter J.
$20 (4th donation), Dany V.
$20 (3rd donation), Dinresh K.
$20 (3rd donation), Charles W.
$20 (3rd donation), bwjpg
$20 (3rd donation), Roger S.
$20 (3rd donation), Anonymous
$20 (3rd donation), Cloud Storage Boss
$20 (2nd donation), Claus P.
$20 (2nd donation), Ragchew A. M. I.
$20 (2nd donation), TomT3rd
$20 (2nd donation), Darin W.
$20 (2nd donation), Goran L.
$20 (2nd donation), William C.
$20 (2nd donation), Tarik M. Hoshan aka “Tarik
$20 (2nd donation), David W.
$20 (2nd donation), Sourav Ghosh aka “Sourav”
$20 (2nd donation), Nick J.
$20 (2nd donation), Dan R.
$20, Nicholas N.
$20, Jeff S.
$20, Stadnichenko V.
$20, Declan T.
$20, Guy L.
$20, Artem K.
$20, 有川 康夫 aka “yarisan
$20, Rolland B.
$20, Uwe L.
$20, John B.
$20, Ron S.
$20, Destry
$20, Ereni K.
$20, Dan C.
$20, Eli G.
$20, Erwin D.
$20, Walter D.
$20, James S.
$20, Make M. S. P.
$20, Brett S.
$20, Ralph C.
$20, Luis A. S.
$20, Colten B.
$20, Don A.
$20, Anton R.
$20, Peter D.
$20, K B
$20, Greg W.
$20, Bob B.
$20, Philip S.
$20, Aaron V.
$20, Anonymous
$18 (8th donation), Anton W. aka “redant
$16 (6th donation), Frederic S.
$16 (2nd donation), 裴 丰硕 aka “Beafuture
$16 (2nd donation), Fred W.
$16, Claus P.
$16, Ulrich K.
$16, Emmanuel B.
$16, Marco S.
$16, Thord J.
$16, Noel S. aka “Savigny
$16, Giovanni F.
$16, Jean-philippe F.
$16, Krister R.
$16, Nicolaas V. D. R.
$16, Nils K.
$15 (7th donation), Andjelko Stojsin aka “Andjelko S.
$15 (6th donation), Michel C.
$15 (4th donation), Alan B.
$15 (2nd donation), Keith Smith aka “Keifur”
$15 (2nd donation), Randy M.
$15, Hascal B.
$15, Randy T.
$15, Kari H.
$15, Chris R.
$15, lpmdesigns
$15, Karl M.
$15, Clint M.
$15, Alexander L.
$15, Vu N.
$15, David S.
$15, Leo M.
$15, Robert W.
$15, Stephen F.
$15, Murilo S. H.
$15, Lisa B.
$13 (2nd donation), Anonymous
$12.34 (14th donation), Paul B. aka “Dude
$12.1 (5th donation), Marcin Ziółkowski aka Mario Nesta
$12 (64th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (6th donation), Stefan M. H.
$12 (5th donation), Michael P. aka “www.perron.de
$12 (4th donation), Raymond M.
$12 (2nd donation), Harm R.
$12 (2nd donation), Volker B.
$12 (2nd donation), Seahawks 12th Man
$12, vera playa vacaciones sl stuyvesant
$12, Andrey K.
$12, Miroslav S.
$11.18, Thomas S.
$11 (9th donation), Andreas S.
$11 (8th donation), Francisco L. D. A.
$11 (8th donation), Uncle Geek
$11 (7th donation), Hector Richart P.
$11 (6th donation), Hans P.
$11 (3rd donation), F.D.P. Geurink
$11 (3rd donation), Thorsten H.
$11 (2nd donation), Thomas Klang
$11 (2nd donation), aka “Wurzelmann”
$11 (2nd donation), Frank M.
$11 (2nd donation), Augusto P.
$11 (2nd donation), Isidoro L.
$11 (2nd donation), Rajesh Nair aka “Nair”
$11 (2nd donation), Lucian V.
$11, Gerald K.
$11, John H.
$11, Nico H. aka “Nijco”
$11, Julio G. D.
$11, Roman Melnyk
$11, Tamás Bene
$11, Gary H.
$11, Rade
$11, Viktor D.
$11, Mario L.
$11, Tim B.
$11, Sumire Language Service Kinga Bulsiewicz
$11, Mark Y.
$11, Michael H. S.
$11, Brian R.
$11, Martin P.
$11, Reemt K.
$11, Julien C.
$11, Andreas M.
$11, László C.
$11, Michael K.
$11, Michał Borysewicz aka “michaelborysewicz”
$11, Albin S.
$11, Peter A.
$10 (54th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (23rd donation), Carlos W.
$10 (10th donation), Jobs Near Me aka “Jobs Hiring
$10 (8th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (7th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (7th donation), Hormis K.
$10 (6th donation), Dave B.
$10 (5th donation), Kristian O.
$10 (4th donation), Debora G.
$10 (4th donation), Rolf V.
$10 (4th donation), Peter K.
$10 (4th donation), Steven L.
$10 (4th donation), Todd M.
$10 (3rd donation), George H.
$10 (3rd donation), Doug Berch
$10 (3rd donation), Prepress by Sloane
$10 (3rd donation), Larry J.
$10 (3rd donation), Gary N.
$10 (2nd donation), Pavel N.
$10 (2nd donation), John M.
$10 (2nd donation), Chris K.
$10 (2nd donation), Don S.
$10 (2nd donation), Ruslan P. aka “Ruslan707”
$10 (2nd donation), William D. aka “marketshare2008”
$10 (2nd donation), Peter H.
$10 (2nd donation), Matsko I.
$10 (2nd donation), Alpheus M.
$10 (2nd donation), David S.
$10 (2nd donation), Victor H.
$10 (2nd donation), Ian H.
$10 (2nd donation), Go Live LIvely
$10, Hyunsu M. aka “LuHa
$10, Yuriy B.
$10, Duan L.
$10, Jeffrey R.
$10, Earl H.
$10, Ioannis R.
$10, Jan Pokorný
$10, Конов А.
$10, Andrew Hooper aka “Lykaestria”
$10, Ethan G.
$10, Donnie L.
$10, George I.
$10, Krzysztof D.
$10, Frank K.
$10, Cody J.
$10, Jennifer M.
$10, Ronald C.
$10, Raymond W.
$10, Lpkang
$10, Toms F.
$10, Elena M.
$10, Li Z.
$10, David G.
$10, Jonathan T.
$10, Ernesto L. B.
$10, David R. M.
$10, Steven S.
$10, Justin H. aka “Jill2917”
$10, Luciano Z.
$10, Melvin C.
$10, Ilya H.
$10, Robert S.
$10, Joseph C.
$10, R A. C.
$10, Giovanni B.
$10, Sergey S.
$10, Bryan K.
$10, Donoterase
$10, Alessio R.
$10, Adrian N.
$10, David M.
$10, Jose C. D. S. D.
$10, David S.
$10, Jose C.
$9 (3rd donation), Kevin M.
$8 (11th donation), Jens-uwe R.
$8 (3rd donation), Geoff P.
$8, aka “ecryptfs”
$8, Trevor W.
$8, Paul B.
$8, David W.
$8, Konstantin S.
$7, Amit K.
$5.3 (2nd donation), Michael H.
$5 (18th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$5 (15th donation), Dan J
$5 (7th donation), Artur T.
$5 (7th donation), Graham A.
$5 (6th donation), Jeldert P.
$5 (5th donation), Rachael N.
$5 (5th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (5th donation), Darlan P. C.
$5 (4th donation), Cathi I.
$5 (4th donation), Carl B.
$5 (4th donation), F A Cianciolo
$5 (4th donation), Vyacheslav K. aka “veZuk”
$5 (4th donation), Korneliusz M.
$5 (4th donation), Serbu I. aka “ionut.linux”
$5 (3rd donation), Niko K.
$5 (3rd donation), Fresh Food HQ
$5 (3rd donation), Raul C.
$5 (3rd donation), Adam P.
$5 (2nd donation), Gabriel R. S.
$5 (2nd donation), Soul-Herbs.com aka “Ayahuasca
$5 (2nd donation), Juan S. T.
$5 (2nd donation), Arturo S. G.
$5 (2nd donation), Hweyun J.
$5 (2nd donation), aka “Cachafaz”
$5, Giorgos P.
$5, Daniel M.
$5, Lukáš Z. aka “djzelee”
$5, Srinivas C.
$5, Matthew B.
$5, Mian S.
$5, Overnight Mattress Topper
$5, Ellis
$5, Jens R.
$5, Raghuvardhan R. M.
$5, Nicolas S.
$5, Robert W.
$5, Rafał K.
$5, Giovanni V. H.
$5, Kevin Z.
$5, Simo P.
$5, Alex P.
$5, Robert W.
$5, Facundo Sago
$5,
$5, Jan L.
$5, Emiel S.
$5, Ernesto C.
$5, weldingstars.com
$5, Melnik Pavel aka “MPV”
$5, Gary V.
$5, Emmanouil T.
$5, Vladimir P.
$5, Doug M.
$5, Anzhel D.
$5, Robert H.
$5, Lisa G.
$5, Timothy B.
$5, Mario B.
$5, Volodymyr D.
$5, Lars G.
$5, Mauricio H. L.
$5, Go Live LIvely
$5, Douglas T.
$5, Florian C.
$5, Dmitri aka “Dimar”
$5, Jagpreet P.
$5, Đông T. L.
$4 (2nd donation), Michael H.
$4, Moerad A.
$4, Dhanushka S.
$4, Stanley T.
$4, Massimo G. aka “FortNhyverIII”
$3.5, Root A.
$3 (20th donation), Kouji K.
$3 (6th donation), elogbookloan
$3 (3rd donation), Przemysław S.
$3 (2nd donation), Fresh Food HQ
$3 (2nd donation), Marco van H.
$3, Steve J.
$3, Vladimir M.
$3, Tagger aka “Youtube Tag Questions
$3, Shiv G.
$3, Aliaksandr C.
$2.5 (3rd donation), Scott L.
$2.5 (2nd donation), Julio J. S.
$36.12 from 26 smaller donations

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

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Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce released!

Written by Clem on August 2nd, 2016

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce Edition.

Linux Mint 18 Sarah Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 18 Xfce“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 Xfce

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • If you are running the BETA, click the refresh button in your Update Manager and apply any outstanding level 1 updates. Note also that samba was removed in the stable release as it negatively impacted boot speed. To remove samba, open a terminal and type “apt purge samba”.
  • If you are running Linux Mint 17, 17.1, 17.2 or 17.3, please follow this tutorial.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!


Monthly News – July 2016

Written by Clem on July 28th, 2016

News

Hello everybody. I hope you’re enjoying the summer and the recent releases of Linux Mint 18.

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who donated to us in June and in July (July donations will appear in the next Monthly News). Welcome back also to ThinkPenguin and thanks to all our sponsors. You’re making our life much easier and your help is very important to us.

The Xfce edition is almost ready. Some of the last bug fixes got in the repository today and we’re getting ready for a stable release.

An announcement will be made also, for Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce users, as soon as the upgrade path is open.

On the KDE front, things are progressing slowly. There are so many differences between KDE 4 and Plasma 5, we’ve had to work on this edition as if it was a brand new product, inheriting very little from the past and with each component being added one at a time. Most of the critical issues were fixed with the exception of some compatibility issues between the screensaver, the session and the display manager. Important decisions also haven’t been taken yet, such as whether to ship this edition with MDM or SDDM and whether to maintain or to delegate Plasma updates. In terms of timing though, we’re likely to see these issues solved rather quickly and so we should have a BETA release this August.

In August, we’ll also start the next development cycle. We already have a couple of implementations ready to go in, and many ideas were discussed and planned for Linux Mint 18.1.

A quick word to LMDE users: The major components present in Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon 3.0, MATE 1.14, the XApps etc..) are already in LMDE 2 “Betsy”. Except for a few features (the Mint-Y theme, which requires GTK 3.18, for instance) the other components will be backported shortly.

We received a few questions this month after the Ubuntu forums were breached for the second time. As a precaution, all Launchpad users should change their password. We encourage people not to point the finger or find comfort in cheap explanations. The bigger the project, the bigger the target. Instead, people should assess the quality of their own passwords and their uniqueness from one website to another, since it is only a matter of time and effort before one of these websites get hacked. Our sympathy goes to Canonical. We’re at their disposal if what we learnt after our own attacks can help them in any way.

Finally, we are working with our friends at CompuLab to refresh the MintBox Mini. The new model should be as tiny as before, but with more memory and more processing power. Shipping with bluetooth and dual Ethernet connectivity, we’re hoping to show you pictures, pricing and detailed specifications very soon.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:

Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in June:

A total of $10354 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 455 donors:

$200 (2nd donation), John Tiller Software, Inc.
$150 (18th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$125, Henrik P.
$111, Rohit Sharma aka “Rohit
$111, MetaService aka “Jeroen DC
$111, Renaud D.
$111, Ernst S.
$111, Walter Ebert
$108, Andre W.
$103, Patrick W.
$100 (2nd donation), Martin Langsholt aka “mlan”
$100, Alan F.
$100, Chance Constructor Corporation
$100, Keith N.
$100, David P.
$100, Using PayPal
$100, Eric J.
$71.28, Mark W.
$70, Dave K.
$61 (2nd donation), Francois E.
$61, Christoph H.
$61, Mihai G.
$61, Wolfgang R.
$58, Alex L.
$55 (2nd donation), Chema Cortés
$55 (2nd donation), Arnaud L.
$55 (2nd donation), Steve P
$55 (2nd donation), I REALLY like Linux Mint ! aka “Klaas Sijtsma”
$55, Dominique L.
$55, Vaidas B.
$55, Jorge V. H.
$55, Risto S.
$55, Calenge G.
$55, Arnd K.
$55, Matteo T.
$54, R.
$54, Eberhard K.
$54, Antero K.
$53, Jeffrey D. P.
$50 (11th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (9th donation), Jaan S.
$50 (4th donation), Paul W.
$50 (3rd donation), Charles W. B. I.
$50 (3rd donation), Stephen A.
$50 (2nd donation), David K.
$50 (2nd donation), Stephen H.
$50 (2nd donation), Pierre R.
$50 (2nd donation), Stephen H.
$50, Michael C.
$50, Kha P.
$50, Paul T.
$50, Robert H.
$50, Phil P.
$50, Graham S.
$50, Shermanda E.
$50, Bennett D.
$50, Derrick S.
$50, Don P.
$50, Norman R.
$50, Paul M.
$50, Rolf T.
$50, Ventura Promotional Products, Inc.
$50, James W.
$50, Robert D.
$50, Rob U.
$50, Jeff B.
$50, C M.
$50, Neil E.
$50, Ramiro S.
$44, Laux Kältetechnik
$40 (3rd donation), Efran G.
$40 (3rd donation), Anthony L.
$40, Glenn Kim
$40, Roy T.
$40, Zulyn D.
$37, Schmitt R.
$35, Jeffrey M.
$33.25, Kiyofumi M.
$33 (76th donation), Olli K.
$33 (2nd donation), Zerlono
$33, Riccardo B.
$33, Anthony C.
$33, Damiano A.
$33, Fred W.
$33, Alexandre L.
$33, Michael T.
$32, Dimitar M.
$31 (6th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
$31, Markus S.
$30 (5th donation), James P.
$30 (3rd donation), Jung-Kyu Park aka “bagjunggyu
$30 (2nd donation), James A.
$30, Matthew D.
$30, Jason H
$30, Anzai N.
$30, David W.
$30, Chuan J.
$30, Harry A.
$30, Stephen A.
$30, Robert P.
$30, Robert L. Z.
$30, Martin D.
$29.1, DIY BCN
$28 (4th donation), Walter S.
$28 (3rd donation), Daniel L.
$28 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$28 (2nd donation), Ramona L.
$28, Jani L.
$28, Laszlo R.
$28, Karsten O.
$28, Pietro Q.
$28, Oliver S.
$28, Dieter H.
$27 (2nd donation), Roeland B. V. D. W.
$27, Robin R. aka “R²”
$27, Jürgen D.
$25 (59th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (14th donation), Peter D.
$25 (8th donation), Bill
$25 (6th donation), stewy aka “stewy”
$25 (3rd donation), Myron J.
$25 (2nd donation), Carl J.
$25 (2nd donation), Jack G.
$25 (2nd donation), Murray C.
$25, Robert S.
$25, Paul Q.
$25, James R.
$25, Scott O.
$25, Derek J.
$25, William S.
$25, Berea G.
$25, Richard C.
$25, Grant W.
$25, Scot O.
$25, Andrew Gouw
$25, Jeffery B.
$25, Rick D.
$25, Danny V.
$25, Steven S.
$25, David B.
$25, Joel W.
$24 (3rd donation), Dea Engineering s.r.l. aka “Andrea Tozzato
$24, Taisto O.
$22 (7th donation), Doriano G. M.
$22 (7th donation), Ross M aka “ro55mo”
$22 (4th donation), Julian M.
$22 (3rd donation), Olivier R.
$22 (2nd donation), Bertrand M.
$22 (2nd donation), Malte J.
$22, Christian G.
$22, Marcel W.
$22, Christian B.
$22, Zoltan B.
$22, Laszlo G.
$22, Erwin R.
$22, Marco M. aka “Mastrotux
$22, Peter K.
$22, Eric F.
$22, Laurent P.
$22, Siegbert D.
$22, Gérald F.
$22, Alain M.
$22, Alma K.
$22, Gottfried J.
$22, Gabriele G.
$22, Hugues L.
$22, Mange
$22, Martin S.
$22, John L.
$22, Jean-michel L. aka “jmfdl63
$22, Massimo P. S.
$22, Gérald F.
$22, Sylvie L. M.
$22, Nicole B.
$20 (21st donation), Utah B.
$20 (16th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (8th donation), Matsufuji H.
$20 (7th donation), Kevin S.
$20 (3rd donation), Steve Schaller
$20 (3rd donation), Michael C.
$20 (3rd donation), Jim W.
$20 (3rd donation), Greg E.
$20 (3rd donation), Jung-Kyu Park aka “bagjunggyu
$20 (2nd donation), Matej V.
$20 (2nd donation), Vaughan B.
$20 (2nd donation), Daniel H.
$20 (2nd donation), Jinseok J. aka “JeonLab
$20, Robert L.
$20, Jeff S.
$20, Ken K.
$20, Tomasz K.
$20, Peter M.
$20, Claude C.
$20, Fabio F.
$20, Brian M.
$20, Richard H.
$20, Michael S.
$20, Thomas F.
$20, John B.
$20, Michael S.
$20, Ed M.
$20, Guillaume P.
$20, Jerry K.
$20, Benoit L.
$20, Matthew M.
$20, Robert O.
$19, Gilles L. aka “Gil-s”
$18 (7th donation), Anton W. aka “redant
$18 (5th donation), François P.
$17, Frank H.
$17, Moraru C.
$17, Aaron M.
$17, Will F.
$17, Julius P.
$15 (9th donation), Jobs Near Me aka “Jobs Hiring
$15 (6th donation), Andjelko Stojsin aka “Andjelko S.
$15 (5th donation), Doug B. aka “Doug B.”
$15 (3rd donation), Kok E. B.
$15 (3rd donation), Francois R.
$15 (2nd donation), Stephen G.
$15 (2nd donation), Hrishikesh D.
$15 (2nd donation), Charles W. B. I.
$15, Jeannot P.
$15, Will B M.
$15, Ruben D. V.
$15, Dmytro P.
$15, Aldo R.
$15, John A.
$15, Wpl T. S.
$14.73, Constantin M. aka “biliboc”
$14, Michael C.
$13 (2nd donation), Tim H.
$12 (63th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$12 (2nd donation), Gifts from Maine
$12, Kasper G.
$12, Domenico D. B.
$12, Matteo A.
$12, Jean-pierre G.
$12, Rene S.
$12, Edward R.
$12, Jean-louis C.
$12, NeedToSellMyHouse
$12, Jose P. A.
$12, Fernando G. R.
$12, Jonas M.
$12, Dani R.
$11 (9th donation), Tomasz K.
$11 (7th donation), Gerard C.
$11 (5th donation), Theis F. Hinz
$11 (5th donation), Richard S.
$11 (5th donation), Joshua R.
$11 (3rd donation), Cales F.
$11 (2nd donation), Nicola C.
$11 (2nd donation), Joost H.
$11 (2nd donation), Cosimo I.
$11 (2nd donation), Michele M.
$11 (2nd donation), Daniel H.
$11, Andreas L.
$11, Robert P.
$11, Julien B.
$11, Paolo V.
$11, Alexander V. R.
$11, Gordon P.
$11, Laurent M.
$11, Moritz S. R.
$11, Rob V. D. S.
$11, Vladimir I.
$11, Gatis K.
$11, Jean P. C.
$11, Michael T.
$11, Maciej K.
$11, Sebastian N.
$11, Georgios V.
$11, Derek B.
$11, Michael O.
$11, Eric aka “Garvalf
$11, Pietro B.
$11, Hubert M.
$11, Farissi M.
$11, Andreas C.
$11, Fabre V.
$11, Vladislav S.
$11, Alexander P.
$11, Jukka W.
$11, Gianluca M.
$11, Paolo C.
$11, Marius R.
$11, Oprea M.
$11, Andrei A. B.
$11, Simone B.
$11, Lucas S.
$11, Nils S.
$10 (53th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (14th donation), Jt Spratley aka “Go Live Lively
$10 (9th donation), Mike C.
$10 (7th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (5th donation), John aka “Pbone”
$10 (5th donation), Masaomi Yoshida
$10 (5th donation), Dave B.
$10 (4th donation), Masaomi Yoshida
$10 (4th donation), Glover Electronics
$10 (3rd donation), Samarth M.
$10 (3rd donation), Dental Marketing Agency
$10 (3rd donation), Rolf V.
$10 (2nd donation), Jeri H.
$10 (2nd donation), Nomura K.
$10 (2nd donation), Dmitriy S. aka “mpolk”
$10 (2nd donation), Larry J.
$10 (2nd donation), Tri N.
$10 (2nd donation), Valentin B.
$10 (2nd donation), Richard W.
$10 (2nd donation), Dan L.
$10 (2nd donation), James F.
$10 (2nd donation), Bob Holderman
$10 (2nd donation), Samraj R.
$10 (2nd donation), Ole-andre J.
$10, André P.
$10, Steve C.
$10, Jens W.
$10, Nifantyev Evgeny
$10, Bruno D. A.
$10, Dohaeng L.
$10, Michal W.
$10, Vladimir U.
$10, Chung N.
$10, Sergey A.
$10, adminbannok.com
$10, Boguslaw Z.
$10, Anurag S.
$10, Peter M.
$10, Christopher M.
$10, Daniel L.
$10, Alexander R.
$10, Michael C.
$10, Fred D.
$10, Marcelo S.
$10, James H.
$10, Chad M.
$10, Nikos G.
$10, Alex A. D. C.
$10, Jared A.
$10, Lee B.
$10, Alan C.
$10, James F.
$10, Luke M.
$10, Gordon W.
$10, Rafał D.
$10, Jared A.
$10, Matthew S.
$10, Greg W.
$10, David K.
$10, Joseph C.
$10, 李 世亮
$10, Víctor R. H. M.
$10, Braam W.
$10, Carl A.
$9 (2nd donation), Wong H. Y.
$9, Samy S.
$8 (9th donation), Radim aka “myself42”
$7.74, 石 磊
$7 (2nd donation), Francois B. aka “Makoto
$7, Sweet Ice Cream Love
$7, 新井 耕平
$7, Anonymous
$6 (4th donation), Eugene T.
$6, Antti K.
$6, Idrissa A.
$6, Find and Fund aka “Crowdfunding
$6, Markus B.
$6, Manuel D.
$6, Chris K.
$6, aka “pierrocknroll”
$6, Ammar Ali
$6, Rudy P.
$6, Atleta Dormiente
$6, Plamen Gospodinov aka “Randb”
$6, Máximo F. R.
$6, Stefan K. aka “Puto”
$6, Michael G. aka “MYG”
$6, Aniculaiesei M.
$6, Nicolas B.
$6, Nadia C.
$5 (17th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$5 (6th donation), Artur T.
$5 (6th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$5 (5th donation), Richard C.
$5 (4th donation), Michel B.
$5 (4th donation), Matthew B.
$5 (3rd donation), Clinton Aarts
$5 (3rd donation), Arkadiusz T.
$5 (3rd donation), Eugene M.
$5 (3rd donation), Matthew B.
$5 (2nd donation), Dennis B.
$5 (2nd donation), Stuart M.
$5, Mehdi A.
$5, Wong T. K.
$5, Ivanova A.
$5, Saurabh S.
$5, Mohammad M.
$5, Todd P
$5, Sigurd W.
$5, John O.
$5, Boris D.
$5, Guo H.Z
$5, Dennis N.
$5, Dane F.
$5, Edmar Bellorini aka “cabellorini”
$5, Robert C.
$5, Darren R.
$5, Vipin S.
$5, Robert M.
$5, Daniel P. V.
$5, Shuo L.
$5, Elijah T.
$5, UK Web Host Review
$5, David S.
$5, Ajan R.
$5, René C.
$5, Arturo S. G.
$5, Michael H.
$5, Michael Maurer
$5, AMS Resin aka “Harold”
$5, Felice A. P.
$5, Fernando M. S.
$4, Michal N.
$3.71 (2nd donation), VA3TDG
$3.13 (4th donation), Chetverikov K.
$3 (14th donation), RoDi – sprava IT
$3 (5th donation), elogbookloan
$3 (4th donation), PlasmaCutterPro
$3, Marko J.
$3, Marcin B.
$29.76 from 22 smaller donations

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