Monthly News – February 2014

Written by Clem on April 13th, 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
MBCEStore Mexico
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $6264 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 264 donors:

  • $132.85, Thomas K.
  • $132.85, Rene T.
  • $106.28 (2nd donation), Anton D.
  • $100.5, David L. G.
  • $100 (3rd donation), Jack W. S. aka “kundalinijack”
  • $100 (2nd donation), Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
  • $100, Mr M. E. aka “Michael”
  • $100, Bryan K.
  • $100, Jonathan L.
  • $100, Peter D.
  • $80, Jimmy N.
  • $79.71, Philip M.
  • $75 (13th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
  • $75, Jeremy B.
  • $66.43 (6th donation), Raymond E.
  • $66.43, George M.
  • $66.43, Simon F.
  • $66.43, Frank D.
  • $66.43, Alberto D.
  • $66.43, Marlies S.
  • $66.43, Violet A.
  • $66.43, Kai-Uwe S.
  • $60 (6th donation), Jan W.
  • $54.42, Johannes B.
  • $50 (47th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (13th donation), Maarten E.
  • $50 (13th donation), Wolfgang P.
  • $50 (6th donation), Bruce R.
  • $50 (4th donation), Marcus M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Chema Cortes aka “ch3m4″
  • $50 (2nd donation), Richard W.
  • $50, Stuart G.
  • $50, Климов А.
  • $50, Stefan K.
  • $50, David M.
  • $50, Brendan P.
  • $50, Matheson T.
  • $50, Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
  • $50, Christopher S.
  • $50, Tamas H.
  • $50, Gaetano A.
  • $50, Theodore P.
  • $46.5 (5th donation), Henk van C.
  • $40, Dmytro M.
  • $39.86 (48th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (5th donation), Raymond E.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Gilles S.
  • $39.86, Joan B. M.
  • $39.86, Stefano B.
  • $35, Jan Q.
  • $33.21, Marco Pieretti
  • $33.21, Joel J.
  • $33.21, Jan-albert V.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Bo S. Y.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Gilson B. D. A.
  • $30, Ivanov I. B. aka “ivisoft.org
  • $30, David N.
  • $30, Adam Mohammad
  • $30, David S.
  • $30, Peter S.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Inigo X. C.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Frank K.
  • $26.57, C N. D. H.
  • $26.57, Manuel G.
  • $26.57, Hugh B.
  • $26.57, Heico S.
  • $25 (29th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (5th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (4th donation), Charles Rivers
  • $25 (2nd donation), Blake C.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Brendan M.
  • $25, Steven W.
  • $25, Jay T.
  • $25, David R.
  • $25, Michael C.
  • $25, Myron J.
  • $25, Tony J.
  • $25, Brian aka “”Old Roy” aka myrkat”
  • $25, Clarence M.
  • $25, Jerry A.
  • $25, Srikanth B.
  • $25, Edward J.
  • $25, Francisco G.
  • $20 (33rd donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (11th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (7th donation), Euge Corley aka “ecorley
  • $20 (6th donation), David Kelly aka “Daveinuk”
  • $20 (4th donation), Roger B.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Ryan M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Wayne M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Douglas T.
  • $20 (2nd donation), William M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), William J. aka “yoyo58″
  • $20 (2nd donation), Prokhorov M.
  • $20, Michael P.
  • $20, Terry M.
  • $20, Jon A.
  • $20, Helen M.
  • $20, Brent F.
  • $20, I R. M.
  • $20, Elis N.
  • $20, Anthony D.
  • $20, Raymond G.
  • $20, Robin D.
  • $20, andri_ch
  • $20, Anonymous user
  • $20, Leo G.
  • $20, Antonio V.
  • $20, James B.
  • $20, Wagner M. D. S.
  • $20, John K.
  • $20, Eric V.
  • $20, Bruce K.
  • $20, Prokhorov M.
  • $20, John C.
  • $20, Joel F.
  • $20, Phillip J.
  • $20, Morteza S.
  • $20, Jason B.
  • $20, Morton B.
  • $20, Filatov V.
  • $19.93 (4th donation), Robert P.
  • $19.93, Robert B.
  • $19.93, Daniel P.
  • $19.93, Peer S.
  • $19.93, Joseph A. C.
  • $18.98, Gary S.
  • $18 (8th donation), Dominik K. aka “doke
  • $15.94 (2nd donation), Sebastien L.
  • $15.89, Arild B.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Kjell K. aka “Gemini89″
  • $15, Michael E. C.
  • $15, N L. G.
  • $15, Scott T.
  • $15, Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
  • $15, Florin F. aka “FLOW”
  • $14.61, Kristian K.
  • $13.29 (8th donation), Siegfried H.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Rene S.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Tom M.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Sergio M.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Roy S.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Denis B.
  • $13.29, Grazio R.
  • $13.29, Michael P.
  • $13.29, Peter H.
  • $13.29, Mikko M.
  • $13.29, Thomas L.
  • $13.29, Axel M.
  • $13.29, Juergen D.
  • $13.29, Andrew N.
  • $13.29, Stanislaus J.
  • $13.29, Ivano B.
  • $13.29, Antonio A.
  • $13.29, Markus H.
  • $13.29, Athanasios K.
  • $13.29, Jm G.
  • $13.29, Didier B.
  • $13.29, Darek P.
  • $13.29, Petra B.
  • $13.29, Xisco P. P.
  • $13.29, Pilar U. V.
  • $13.29, Alan J.
  • $13.29, Alain B.
  • $13.29, Alipio F. F.
  • $13.29, David T.
  • $13.29, Francis G.
  • $13.29, Lise A.
  • $13.29, Michael B.
  • $13.29, Doriano G. M.
  • $13.29, Erich H.
  • $13.29, Thomas L.
  • $13.29, Didier H.
  • $13.29, TAC Postma
  • $13.29, Karin C.
  • $10 (35th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (6th donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $10 (4th donation), Ivan da Silva
  • $10 (4th donation), Tom T.
  • $10 (3rd donation), John L.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Glauber M. Gallego aka “ggallego”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Rune J.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Howard B.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Antoine T.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Michel S.
  • $10, Ralph G.
  • $10, Kitao T.
  • $10, D. D.
  • $10, Michael B.
  • $10, Xaioyong Z.
  • $10, David P. aka “peterda84″
  • $10, Daniel W.
  • $10, Danilo A.
  • $10, Волошин В.
  • $10, Thomas P.
  • $10, Graham T.
  • $10, Kiam O.
  • $10, Darlan P. D. C.
  • $10, Brett R.
  • $10, Bruno L. P. D. S.
  • $10, Edward G.
  • $10, Jerry C.
  • $10, Marcin B.
  • $10, Karthigesa N. J.
  • $10, Wayne C.
  • $10, Istomin A.
  • $10, James M.
  • $10, F G.
  • $10, Bobbin Zachariah
  • $10, Mark C.
  • $10, Gerald A.
  • $10, Josh A.
  • $10, Chris B.
  • $9.3, Yury Popov
  • $7, Oliver I.
  • $6.64 (7th donation), Javier Guijarro aka “chejofan
  • $6.64 (3rd donation), Vrettos M.
  • $6.64, Benjamin B.
  • $6.64, LIGONNIERE
  • $6.64, Jose A. D. F.
  • $6.64, Marian P.
  • $6.64, Arturo P. G.
  • $6.64, Enrique R. A.
  • $6.64, Markku K.
  • $6.64, Kristian K.
  • $5 (11th donation), Mein Lenovo aka “LinuxMint
  • $5 (8th donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (7th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (4th donation), Vladimir Kivernik
  • $5 (2nd donation), Robbie D.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Jh B.
  • $5, Daniel M.
  • $5, Eliecer C.
  • $5, Brian Ravnsgaard Riis
  • $5, Marcos M.
  • $5, Charles M.
  • $5, Luis F. B. M.
  • $5, Peter N.
  • $5, Robert H.
  • $5, Klaus B.
  • $5, Vinay B.
  • $5, Ronald K.
  • $4, Lucid Game Studio
  • $4, Rick W.
  • $3.99, Erick P.
  • $2.66, Federico T.
  • $2.66, Marius Z.
  • $18.17 from 17 smaller donations

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

Events:


GOG.com to support Linux

Written by Clem on March 21st, 2014

Great news for gamers! GOG.com announced plans to support Linux:

We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but we’ll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours.

Source: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_soon_on_more_platforms

GOG.com should complement Steam nicely with a different catalogue of games and with DRM-free titles.

Whether you’re playing Free Software games, using Steam, native titles or Windows compatibility layers/tools, if you’re interested in gaming have a look at GamingOnLinux: http://www.gamingonlinux.com

We don’t cover gaming much and it’s hard to provide access to commercial or non-Open Source titles to you directly with the Software Manager. Gaming is getting better and better though. Linux is still far behind Windows, Playstation and Xbox of course, but we’re seeing more and more AAA titles running natively on our platform, a growing number of superb indie games, compatibility with market leading development platforms (Unity, Game Maker etc..) and with GOG.com the arrival of another great distribution platform.

 


MintBox 2 available in Europe

Written by Clem on March 21st, 2014

MintBox 2 is finally available in Europe and can be ordered directly from Amazon:

This is great news for European customers as they no longer need to order from Israel or from the USA, thus saving on customs and shipping.

Note about stocks: Some of you already spotted it on Amazon. We had to delay this announcement as we ran out of stock. This is the 2nd shipment, but as I’m writing this, there are only 4 units left in Germany, and they’re already gone in the UK. We’ll get in touch with CompuLab regarding a 3rd shipment. If you’re interested in this product and can’t get your hands on it, please contact CompuLab for info on upcoming stock.

Update from CompuLab: “Next shipment to amazon.de is scheduled for Sunday 23-Mar. It is expected to be available 31-Mar. UK and DE is actually served by the same warehouse in Germany. We are still working on the listing at Amazon UK, but UK residents can order anytime from amazon.de”