eUKhost provides Linux Mint with a new server

Our main sponsor, eUKhost, now provides Linux Mint with an additional dedicated server.

The server is located in Milton Keynes, UK, and features the following specifications:

E3-1230 Quad Core Intel Xeon CPU (SAS)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
2 x 300 GB SAS 15k rpm RAID 1
3000 GB bandwidth

This Β£189/month server is provided to Linux Mint for free as part of eUKhost’s sponsorship.

During the release of Linux Mint 12, the traffic on our website was so high we had to disable most of the modules from the community website. Everything is back online and the community website is now hosted on its own dedicated server.

I’d like to thank everyone for their patience during the downtime and of course our partner eUKhost for providing us with this new server.

52 comments

  1. That is super cool, thank you eUKhost. I’m glad that my new favorite distro is getting some more help.

  2. Great news. I also suggest a site redesign for a better first impression. I think it could be easy for you to find a lot of webdesigner that would be honored to help.
    Mint rocks!

  3. Clem, you have become like an one man army lately. Fixing Gnome 3, Mate, servers… and what not…just unbelievable! For mint communities sake, I am hoping that the next news will be about you taking a vacation or something like that :-).

  4. I am grateful to eUKhost for the sponsorship to Linux Mint. With a constant growth of users of LM, this is really a big help.

    Thanks a lot and more power to Clem,the LM Team, and LM sponsors!

  5. “During the release of Linux Mint 12, the traffic on our website was so high we had to disable most of the modules from the community website. Everything is back online and the community website is now hosted on its own dedicated server.”

    did you go with the wrong host?

  6. thank-you eUKhost for providing the means to distribute this wonderful OS.
    and thank-you to the linux mint dev team for making such an awesome release and the rest of the open source community that continuously develops these amazing programs

  7. I’m also very thankful to eUKhost. Mint is a very important part of the Linux landscape and to know the server side of things is being managed well is re-assuring.

  8. meh, just another hosting company that wants “link juice.” They are not doing it out of the goodness of their heart, believe me… I know it is necessary, and it can be very profitable, I mean clem got to eat, but just hate the business side of things. Tacky ads everywhere, and links to spammy websites on the donor page. Total turn off for me, and not in the spirit of FOSS imho.

  9. Compiz 0.8.6 + emrald 0.8.8 + Mate is stable

    sudo apt-get purge compiz compiz-plugins-extra compiz-plugins-main
    sudo apt-get purge compizconfig-settings-manager
    sudo apt-get purge libemeraldengine0 emerald

    libgnome-window-settings1
    wget http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/main/g/gnome-control-center/libgnome-window-settings1_2.32.1-0ubuntu15_i386.deb

    libprotobuf6
    wget http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/main/p/protobuf/libprotobuf6_2.3.0-4ubuntu2_i386.deb

    sudo dpkg install *.deb

    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/guido-iodice/compiz-0.8.6-natty/ubuntu natty main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/guido-iodice/compiz-0.8.6-natty/ubuntu natty main

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install compiz compiz-core compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-gnome compiz-plugins compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-settings-manager libcompizconfig0 libdecoration0 python-compizconfig emerald

    http://compiz-themes.org/?xcontentmode=103

    emerald –replace
    compiz –replace

  10. Thank you very much eUKhost πŸ™‚ and thank you Linux Mint for not having Unity πŸ™‚

    Would be nice to know, if the server runs on Linux-Mint also.

  11. I don’t have a problem with anyone making money off open source.

    I agree that Clem should draw a line somewhere on linking to junk websites on http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php A line might be tricky to draw, but selling Google-linkjuice for only $1/month? Really? Perhaps require individual sponsors and donors to link to normal personal websites and require a minimum donation for corporate sponsorship links. No offense, but if you’re going to “sell out” by linking to junk, you might as well make some money doing it. Associating with trash provides little value except smelling lousy.

    Edit by Clem: I understand your point Jeremy, though you could have made it without being offensive and calling things “junk”. There’s a fine line between accepting help and going commercial. Sponsorships have a more commercial aspect than donations because of the logos, but we’re still in a situation where we accept help from anybody and we’re grateful for whatever they want to give. So of course, when somebody comes with a logo and a URL to a company website and gives us $0.5/month to basically advertise on our website, we don’t feel great about it, but where do you draw the line? I suppose you have a point and we should differentiate between monthly recurrent donations from individuals and sponsorships from companies. It’s not easy though and the last thing I would want, before tackling the problem you describe, is to show any sign of ingratitude to those who help us.

  12. @Bob I think your comment isn’t fair at all and it would be awesome if you step your foot out of your house and see what life really is.
    Thanks eUKhost for your donation (I *do* hope you have some revenue and new clients in return) and whole Mint team for this superb Lisa release πŸ™‚

  13. Many thanks to eUKhost for your donation.

    congratulations to Clem and Team.

    @Bob
    After all, just being a nice guy is not enough. You need bread-n-butter. Clem is no Monk.

    Even though, IF what you say is right, still nothing wrong for both Clem and eUKhost.

    You can just ignore signature of donors. Even Monks like being appreciated. Nothing is 100 % pure in present age. As far as business is concerned, I am a Businessmen and I have seen much more than publicizing themselves through donations / sponsorship. This is in fact very mild and IMO is good and healthy practice.

    You help someone and spread your name. Not much intrusive.

    This sponsorship will help us too and how many of us are going to use eUKhost???

  14. Linux mint has been my primary OS since 1 year and I was terrified of changes in GNOME3.I am so relieved . This is really good effort keeping the user requirement as focus. I wish there was a way swap the positions of the panels .

  15. Hi to all the “MINT TEAM”.
    I have been using mint-10 (going to install mint-12 now)for 1 year now and like it lot. Makes the move to Linux for a newbie a lot easier.
    For all the good work the mint team but in the development of mint, it is only right that they get some money somehow. If they can’t make a living from it then we all lose out.
    MINT the leader of the pack (IMHO)
    keep up the good work.
    shane.

  16. Thank you so much eUKhost! You guys are awesome! The project definitely needed the extra breathing room with the new release. Thank you to the Linux Mint project, too! I hope for great things in the coming new year!

  17. Please add my thanks to eUKhost, too! Clem’s amazing, from where I am.

    Just possible that there’s something to learn from funding public-radio stations in the USA. Listeners contribute, mostly during periodic fund-raisers. Some stations are trying to reduce on-air encouragement to contribute, because such sessions can be (and often are) annoying and persistent; some last a week. However, companies also support them; it’s usually called “underwriting” by the stations.
    In return, the station offers concise ads (which are never called ads!). Quite likely that the larger the contribution, the more frequent the “ad” runs.

    As well, some companies underwrite whole program[me]s, while other programs have multiple underwriters.

    One really-active station in Boston, WBUR-FM, seems to raise something like $5,000,000 a year, but I’m not at all sure of that.

    Just now, I don’t see how this would apply, but it’s somewhat related, and this info might serve as idea-starters.

    Btw, did you notice 3 terabyte bandwidth? That’s serious!

    Regards,
    [nb]

  18. … cool!

    Many thanks to eUKhost (3TB is serious).

    And even more thanks a lot to Clem and the great LM-team.

    Keep on rockin’!

    ff from Berlin

  19. Community members can help too – download using torrent (Transmission) the new releases and then seed!
    Did it x170+ ratio for Katya; now on Lisa I’m already x16 for the 32bit and x10 for the 64bit version.

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