Monthly Stats – July 2010

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

  • $100, Anant S. (India)
  • $100, William C. (USA)
  • $60, C L. (United Kingdom)
  • $60, Laurent P. (Luxembourg)
  • $60, Henrik Tranberg (Denmark) – http://www.henriktranberg.dk
  • $50 (7th donation), Gordon Hilliard aka “ghilly” (United Kingdom)
  • $50 (3rd donation), Digital Linx Hosting (Canada) – http://vpsnoc.com
  • $50, Darrel Norstrom aka “Darrel” (Canada)
  • $50, Steven Campbell (USA)
  • $50, David H. (USA)
  • $50, Christopher B. (USA)
  • $50, A Webb aka “allen9013” (USA)
  • $50, William R. (Australia)
  • $40 (3rd donation), John M. aka “jmro3006” (USA)
  • $36, J C. (Netherlands)
  • $36, Olivier G. (France)
  • $35 (8th donation), Pete Molina aka “pmolina” (USA)
  • $35 (3rd donation), Andrew M. (Australia)
  • $30, Riel B. (USA)
  • $30, Steve Jain (USA) – http://www.essjae.com
  • $30, willie42 (USA)
  • $30, Philip B. (United Kingdom)
  • $27, Udo Uebel (USA)
  • $25 (5th donation), Jay Stewart aka “jag1182” (USA)
  • $25 (2nd donation), Kamal G. (United Kingdom)
  • $25 (2nd donation), Ian Dunn (United Kingdom) – http://www.salutus-solutions.com
  • $25 (2nd donation), Peter T. (United Kingdom)
  • $25, Diego Urbina Lebron (Puerto Rico)
  • $25, David Gagne aka “davidgagne80” (Canada)
  • $25, Fran L. (USA)
  • $25, 野田 英明 (Japan)
  • $25, Scott S. (USA)
  • $25, Anthony F H. (USA)
  • $25, James B. (USA)
  • $25, Rathish M. (India)
  • $24 (12th donation), Manuel F. (Portugal)
  • $24 (11th donation), Marco R. (Italy)
  • $24 (11th donation), Marco R. (Italy)
  • $24 (5th donation), Olli K. (Finland)
  • $24, Jan F. (Czech Republic)
  • $24, Daniele Gazzola (Italy)
  • $20 (13th donation), Slavoljub M. (Norway)
  • $20 (5th donation), Jaxon L. (USA) – http://um-reloaded.blogspot.com
  • $20 (5th donation), Colin Casey (Canada)
  • $20 (4th donation), Matthew M. (USA)
  • $20 (3rd donation), Anders B. (Norway)
  • $20 (2nd donation), Anonymous User (Singapore)
  • $20, Victor Skovorodnikov aka “victorsk” (Canada)
  • $20, Keith B. (United Kingdom)
  • $20, Clifton W. (USA)
  • $20, Juhani K. (Finland)
  • $20, Arthur Moe (Sweden) – http://www.arthurmoe.net
  • $20, Kieren Hinch aka “khinch” (United Kingdom)
  • $18, David C. (Ireland)
  • $18, Chris (Australia)
  • $12 (9th donation), Emil Pavlov aka “emil_pavlov” (Bulgaria)
  • $12 (2nd donation), Stephan H. (Germany)
  • $12 (2nd donation), Janni L. (Denmark)
  • $12, Ermanno L. (Italy)
  • $12, Slavko B. (Germany)
  • $12, Marion T. (United Kingdom)
  • $12, Roel Z. (Netherlands)
  • $11, Anton Konnoff (USA)
  • $10 (4th donation), Andrew A. (USA)
  • $10 (3rd donation), Carl K. (USA)
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jose P. (USA)
  • $10, Giovanni A. (USA)
  • $10, Jeffery S. (USA)
  • $10, Gerardo J R. (USA)
  • $10, Troy Strobel aka “troyj” (USA)
  • $10, Jonathan Langley (New Zealand)
  • $10, Pedro F. G. (Venezuela)
  • $10, Kota O. (Japan)
  • $10, Bruce Wallace aka “delighted” (USA)
  • $10, Ila S. (Canada)
  • $10, Philippe D-P. (Canada)
  • $8 (3rd donation), Sylwia Bialczak (Finland)
  • $6 (2nd donation), Joan P. N. (Spain)
  • $6, Giancarlo N. (Italy)
  • $6, Nathan B. (United Kingdom)
  • $6, Gary B. (United Kingdom)
  • $5 (8th donation), Savant B.D. (USA) – http://www.allyourprices.com
  • $5 (2nd donation), Hendrawan (Indonesia) – http://dot.choosen.net
  • $5, Ahmad Dahrouj aka “ahmad” (United Kingdom)
  • $5, GlycoPlex (USA)
  • $5, Alan G. (United Kingdom)
  • $5, Alvin P. (Philippines)
  • $5, Robert G. Van den H. (USA)
  • $5, Niklas H. (Austria) – http://www.rakeback-account.com
  • $5, Валерий Л. (Russia)
  • $5, Chew Chean Hoe (Malaysia)
  • $5, Michael P. (USA)
  • $3, Ales Pospichal (Czech Republic)
  • $2 (5th donation), Jennifer McBride (Canada) – http://www.only-green.ca
  • $2, Alessio C. (Italy)
  • $1 (2nd donation), Ken Weill P. Lumacad aka “kenweill” (Philippines)
  • $1 (2nd donation), Ken Weill P. Lumacad aka “kenweill” (Philippines)
  • $1, BladeWS (Greece) – http://twitter.com/bladews
  • $1, Azhar Bin Hafiz Muhammad Nur (Singapore)
  • $1, Gonzalo C. (Argentina)
  • $0, 孟 非 (China)

Sponsors:

Money raised in July:

* Donations: $2153 (101 donors)
* Sponsors: $981.5 (77 sponsors)

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

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

  • Linux Mint 9 Isadora: 53% (+14%)
  • Linux Mint 8 Helena: 22% (-12%)
  • Linux Mint 7 Gloria: 18% (-1%)
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 3% (-0%)
  • Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 2% (-0%)
  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 2% (-0%)

Web Stats:

  • Visits: 2,594,041 (-2.42%)
  • Unique views: 3,274,141 (-3.56%)
  • Pageviews: 4,246,007 (-3.01%)
  • Page impressions: 1,777,569
  • Search queries: 6,067,762
  • Forum users: 34,551
  • Forum posts: 289,645

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 1473 (3rd)
  • Distrowatch (traffic share): 6% (2nd)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 16,893

Events:

Summary:

  • July was a very busy month for the project. The testers and maintainers managed 4 releases: 2 stable (KDE and LXDE) and 2 RC (Fluxbox and Xfce). The new ISO testing module proved extremely useful. Myself and Ikey worked hard on the Debian edition and its installer is now ready. Also, work started on new features for mintinstall and ideas are currently selected for implementation for the upcoming Linux Mint 10 “Julia”.
  • With only two stable releases left in this release cycle, we’re hoping to announce Xfce and Fluxbox early . We’re also giving Linux Mint Debian a final push, hoping to get results this month. By the end of August, we want to be fully focused on developing the new features for Linux Mint 10, with a complete roadmap, design and brainstorming done.
  • About 12% of our user base migrated from Linux Mint 8 to Linux Mint 9. This is surprising and it’s probably related to the stable releases of the KDE and LXDE editions. I’ll organize polls to get a better idea of how popular each edition is.
  • Donations were low in July, and even though we noticed a slight increase in our user base, advertising generated less money than last month. Overall, our income is down 6.4%. A lot of people are on holidays, and the economy as a whole is probably more quiet this time of year.