Monthly Stats – November 2011

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

  • $151, Alan D. S.
  • $150 (8th donation), Andreas S. aka “Unforgiving67
  • $137.97, B. Nikola aka “Germmare
  • $133.61, Eduardo H. D. L. R.
  • $120.12 (9th donation), Andreas S. aka “Unforgiving67
  • $100 (7th donation), Gregor M.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Jan C.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Michelle F. P.
  • $100, Arnaud L.
  • $100, Basil R.
  • $100, William H.
  • $100, Anthony P.
  • $100, Kirsti D.
  • $100, James R.
  • $100, Sj P.
  • $100, Ian C.
  • $80.17 (2nd donation), Muharem Hrnjadovic
  • $80.17, Claude K.
  • $75, Mario Gervais aka “IIJETHROII”
  • $75, Ian
  • $75, David F.
  • $67.64 (2nd donation), Thomas K.
  • $66.81 (3rd donation), Christian aka “nert”
  • $66.81, Iain S.
  • $66.81, Howard C.
  • $66.81, R.S.
  • $66.81, Miguel J. C. S.
  • $55, Laurie R.
  • $53.45 (8th donation), Pasi K.
  • $53.45, Renaud B. aka “Poussah
  • $50 (10th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $50 (9th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $50 (5th donation), Peter S. aka “Pierre”
  • $50 (3rd donation), Bruce R.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Ronald W.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Sri Gadis Ranti Junus aka “ranti
  • $50, Darcey M.
  • $50, Jm B.
  • $50, Brian Warner
  • $50, John C.
  • $50, jwillar
  • $50, Mohammed A.
  • $50, Anton T. aka “Atilla”
  • $50, Ralph S.
  • $50, Arvind A.
  • $50, Stephen M.
  • $50, Taras K. aka “TarasMK”
  • $40.58 (4th donation), Frederic S.
  • $40.58, Steve D.
  • $40.58, Florentino A. P.
  • $40.58, Mikel S.
  • $40.58, Gregoire aka “dont’ think straight, free your mind
  • $40.08 (2nd donation), Darth
  • $40.08, Michael Zenger aka “Maikee
  • $40.08, Carlos L. R. R.
  • $40 (7th donation), Philippe W.
  • $40, James H.
  • $36.08, Alexander B.
  • $33.82, Samuele R.
  • $33.82, Michael S.
  • $33.4 (3rd donation), Ron D.
  • $33.4 (2nd donation), Ben E.
  • $33.4, Swante S.
  • $33.4, Stefan S.
  • $33.4, Malcolm M.
  • $33.4, Joep G.
  • $33.4, Dirk B.
  • $33.4, Alfonso G. B.
  • $32.46 (3rd donation), J J. V. K.
  • $30 (26th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $30 (2nd donation), Steve Guard aka “SteveG”
  • $30, Carl P.
  • $30, Andreas J.
  • $30, Konstantin B.
  • $30, Lee D. K.
  • $27.06 (21st donation), Olli K.
  • $27.06, Andy M.
  • $27.06, Elie C.
  • $27.06, Gabriele B.
  • $26.72 (26th donation), Manuel F.
  • $26.72 (2nd donation), Derek Turner aka “frderek
  • $26.72, Jorma M.
  • $26.72, Sebastian B.
  • $26.72, Javier F. G.
  • $26.72, cologne
  • $26.72, Michel B.
  • $26.72, Radek S.
  • $26.72, Nicola P.
  • $25.97, Andres A. R. G.
  • $25.97, Owen Llywelyn
  • $25 (10th donation), John M.
  • $25 (6th donation), Kamal aka “anim8”
  • $25 (4th donation), Adam D.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Todd M.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Greg White
  • $25 (2nd donation), Gary L.
  • $25, Glenn S.
  • $25, Gary C.
  • $25, Simon L.
  • $25, Alexander A. Zaytsev aka “bugz
  • $25, Athula H.
  • $25, Kevin B.
  • $25, John K.
  • $25, Daniel H.
  • $20.29, BLB
  • $20.29, Arjan V. B.
  • $20.29, Stev L.
  • $20.29, Roger L.
  • $20.04 (5th donation), Jarkko K.
  • $20.04, Kirk P.
  • $20 (20th donation), Matthew M.
  • $20 (19th donation), Matthew M.
  • $20 (18th donation), Matthew M.
  • $20 (17th donation), Matthew M.
  • $20 (16th donation), Antonio M. aka “Rob Brill’s book-keeper”
  • $20 (9th donation), Michael Krusch aka “MAD”
  • $20 (6th donation), Colin C.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Masashi A.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Al H.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Douglas J. B.
  • $20, David H.
  • $20, Alistair S.
  • $20, Utah B.
  • $20, Zdravko M.
  • $20, William J. aka “yoyo58”
  • $20, Sean H.
  • $20, Kendall G.
  • $20, Frans E.
  • $20, Rae L.
  • $20, Ivar T.
  • $20, Marc-alain D.
  • $20, James Day
  • $20, Martin M.
  • $20, Jurica J.
  • $20, Philip S.
  • $20, William D.
  • $20, Tod D.
  • $20, Peter H.
  • $20, William G.
  • $20, Greg P.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Y.B.
  • $15, Vincent R.
  • $15, Daniel H.
  • $15, Sepehr G.
  • $15, Herve B. aka “Setaou
  • $13.53 (11th donation), Ulf S. aka “MonteDrago”
  • $13.53, Francesco S.
  • $13.53, Tasos G.
  • $13.53, Ulrich H.
  • $13.36 (17th donation), Paco C.C. aka “kannabix”
  • $13.36 (16th donation), Emil Pavlov aka “emil_pavlov”
  • $13.36 (5th donation), Paul Evans aka “paul”
  • $13.36 (3rd donation), Raimond L.
  • $13.36 (2nd donation), H.XU aka “yattote”
  • $13.36 (2nd donation), Volker K.
  • $13.36 (2nd donation), Stephan K.
  • $13.36 (2nd donation), Daniel H.
  • $13.36 (2nd donation), Barry J. C.
  • $13.36, André D. V.
  • $13.36, Jesus T.
  • $13.36, John H.
  • $13.36, John H.
  • $13.36, xaguilars
  • $13.36, Vilmantas B.
  • $13.36, Massimo D.
  • $13.36, Artur S.
  • $13.36, Norbert S.
  • $13.36, Harry aka “Haribo
  • $13.36, Jean-michel A.
  • $13.36, Pekka N.
  • $13.36, Guy W.
  • $13.24, Annett R.
  • $13 (3rd donation), Matt R. aka “kiswa”
  • $12.98, Peter V.
  • $12.98, Attila M.
  • $12.34 (2nd donation), Martin F. Schumann aka “mfs”
  • $12 (2nd donation), John A.
  • $10.39, Gervasio D. I.
  • $10 (10th donation), Kiril Sotirov
  • $10 (9th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (5th donation), Jose P.
  • $10 (5th donation), Sinisa Majstorovic
  • $10 (4th donation), David M.
  • $10 (4th donation), Adriano Ribeiro aka “drr00t”
  • $10 (4th donation), Ian W. aka “Wiggy25”
  • $10 (3rd donation), Wilson de Carvalho Jr. aka “24horasonline
  • $10 (3rd donation), zetay
  • $10 (3rd donation), Matthew C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Marcus K. aka “TH3B4R0N
  • $10 (3rd donation), Thomas M. aka “Zeppo”
  • $10 (2nd donation), jomar (john b.) aka “beta_tester
  • $10 (2nd donation), Wilson de Carvalho Jr. aka “24horasonline
  • $10 (2nd donation), Thomas S.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Peter Meloncelli aka “driekus”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Attila K.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Dirk Kleinert aka “Fhyrst”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Peter Larson
  • $10 (2nd donation), Marcel P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Vjaceslavs L.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Martin H.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Simon M.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Frank Martin aka “”kitanis””
  • $10, Michael S.
  • $10, Eduardo W.
  • $10, Scott C.
  • $10, Jesse M.
  • $10, Pokerblog
  • $10, Michael P.
  • $10, Yanuar Arafat aka “cingicanga
  • $10, Kostya V.
  • $10, Stephen M.
  • $10, Michael S.
  • $10, Nick T. aka “vxnick
  • $10, John C. aka “John
  • $10, Everett P. I.
  • $10, Luis A. G. V.
  • $10, Jason C.
  • $10, Michael P.
  • $10, Kuo-Hsing T.
  • $10, Mr V. M.
  • $10, Evgeny Z. aka “rus-fan”
  • $10, Karol Bryd
  • $10, Michael K.
  • $10, Jan S.
  • $10, Michael M.
  • $10, Sam Liddicott aka “samjam
  • $10, Niall R.
  • $10, James G.
  • $10, Brad R.
  • $10, Nathan C.
  • $10, Anna G.
  • $10, Gilson B. D. A.
  • $10, CouponCodeSwap.com
  • $10, Terry C.
  • $10, Danilo S.
  • $10, Søren F.
  • $10, Barry B.
  • $10, Ivan Komarov aka “Komarik
  • $10, Y.K. aka “Programmer Jobs
  • $10, white_
  • $10, Rene S.
  • $10, Lawrence S.
  • $10, Iakov D.
  • $10, Ken Y.
  • $9.5, Pranay Parab aka “Krow
  • $8, Manuel T.
  • $7.77, Martin M.
  • $7.5 (9th donation), Michael K.
  • $7 (3rd donation), Tauras G.
  • $6.76 (3rd donation), Jan V. P.
  • $6.76, Stefano R.
  • $6.76, Christian O.
  • $6.76, Alexander N.
  • $6.68 (3rd donation), Arnold Bechtoldt aka “arnoldB
  • $6.68 (3rd donation), Robert M.
  • $6.68, Bernard Sluzalek
  • $6.68, Oren K.
  • $6.68, Innes N.
  • $6.68, Unghvary P. aka “paul”
  • $6.68, Anders Larsson aka “The Larsson
  • $6.68, Matthew J.
  • $6.68, Istvan N.
  • $6.68, Dmytro M.
  • $6.68, Stijn V. aka “5oak”
  • $6.68, Sebastian W.
  • $6.68, Richard M.
  • $6.68, _ aka “gimphilfe
  • $6.68, tfk
  • $6.68, Dimitri M.
  • $6.68, Marco Garofolo aka “Mark”
  • $6.49, Ulrich H.
  • $6.49, Luis Leiria aka “lulei”
  • $6, Isidoro L.
  • $6, Daniel D.
  • $5 (8th donation), Michael Gstettenbauer
  • $5 (5th donation), Johnny Reel aka “Jraz
  • $5 (4th donation), Antonina K. aka “Tonya”
  • $5 (3rd donation), Hawk Computer
  • $5 (3rd donation), Hrvoje R.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Earl Dukerschein aka “Bitflogger
  • $5 (2nd donation), David E. aka “DubiousAlliance”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Y.K. aka “Programmer Jobs
  • $5 (2nd donation), James R.
  • $5, Ockert L. R.
  • $5, Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
  • $5, Michael H. aka “Hook”
  • $5, Investment Property
  • $5, Suni G.
  • $5, Tho T.
  • $5, Tommaso F. aka “Crimson
  • $5, Kay O. B.
  • $5, Zuhairi Z.
  • $5, Arun M. aka “Setdosa”
  • $5, Alex V. aka “Karashata
  • $5, Greg M.
  • $5, Dan S.
  • $5, Donald S.
  • $5, Cláudio R. D. C. N.
  • $5, Esteban F. aka “Eka
  • $5, Steinar Hovland
  • $5, Martin M. P.
  • $5, Original Vagabond Art
  • $5, Douglas B.
  • $5, Colin S.
  • $5, Ipanema Design
  • $3.33, Ricky L. F. J.
  • $3.14 (2nd donation), Pradini P.
  • $3.14, Ronny P. P.
  • $3, Sergey Berezka aka “berezka”
  • $3, Rachanont aka “elixer
  • $2.7, Jose A.H.
  • $2.7, Jon G.
  • $2.5, George L.
  • $2 (8th donation), black mold test kits
  • $2, Clayton S.
  • $2, Robert T.
  • $2, Lin R.
  • $1.95, Roman K.
  • $1.95, Mattia B.
  • $1.35 (2nd donation), Sebastian N. aka “Phaephio”
  • $1.34, Stefan Beller
  • $1.34, Gianluca Z. aka “zanfi
  • $1 (3rd donation), Sylvestre Burgos aka “sylvestre
  • $1 (2nd donation), Laurentiu Lozan aka “coroner
  • $1, Otoniel S.
  • $1, Xsysnet aka “zaragoza”
  • $1, User Experience Specialist
  • $1, Vitamini i Minerali
  • $1, Yatin C.
  • $1, cialis
  • $1, Mantas Malcius
  • $1, Авточасти
  • $1, Tyson aka “Press Release Monkey
  • $1, Adrian Parfeni
  • $0.5, Alexis E. C.

Sponsors:

Money raised in November:

* Donations: $7632.31 (335 donors)
* Sponsors: $1542.78 (150 sponsors)

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 2762 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 7,800th

Events:

News and summary:

  • Linux Mint 12 was released. As expected, the introduction of MGSE, Gnome 3 and MATE received an outstanding success, while the disappearance of Gnome 2 was identified by some as an important regression.
  • Now more than ever, people need more choice. As many Gnome 2 users will face a switch, either when older releases reach end of life, or when LMDE switches as well, it’s extremely important we continue to improve the user experience on both MGSE and MATE, while providing additional desktop alternatives (KDE being our main priority).
  • MGSE significantly improved post-release and received updates and bug fixes on an almost daily basis.
  • MATE received critical bug fixes and is now much more stable than it was in the RC and even in the stable release. The momentum it gained by being part of this release helped it tremendously. MATE is more well-known, and it’s starting to attract developers. A website was created for MATE and the code is now managed by a team, which I joined as project manager. As MATE becomes more and more full featured and as it is gaining in stability, we’re considering releasing a dedicated MATE edition.
  • Work on the KDE and LXDE editions started. The Linux Mint staff was increased to 3 full-time members this December in an effort to bring alternative desktop choices to users in a timely manner.
  • The donations we received this month were simply amazing. This is an all-time high since the creation of the project and the support we’ve been getting from the community during this release has been fantastic. The figures speak for themselves, $9,175 in total, 335 people offering help via donations, 150 sponsors, and this is just the visible tip of the iceberg, the tangible financial support! We’re also receiving patches, suggestions, ideas, bug fixes, and help in so many other ways. The IRC and forums are booming with people helping each others. There’s a lot to be proud of when you’re part of such a community. Many thanks for your support and to everyone out there in the community who help make Linux Mint better.