Monthly Stats – January 2012

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

  • $200, Neil S.
  • $125.88, Tero H.
  • $123.57, http://societyofcontrol.com
  • $120 (10th donation), Andreas S. aka “Unforgiving67
  • $101, Shiv M.
  • $100 (4th donation), Drazen P.
  • $100 (4th donation), Ronald S.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Nick H.
  • $100, Sean C.
  • $100, Donald B. D. S. aka “rockstar1942”
  • $100, Robert B.
  • $100, Eivind O.
  • $100, Robert W.
  • $100, Gary M.
  • $76.56 (2nd donation), Lukas V.
  • $74.78, Ralph H.
  • $63.8, Nicholas B.
  • $62.94 (3rd donation), Lyudmyla H.
  • $62.94 (2nd donation), Kimmo K.
  • $62.94, Miguel D. D. M.
  • $61.78 (2nd donation), Matthias M.
  • $50 (28th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $50 (22nd donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (12th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $50 (9th donation), Robert D B.
  • $50 (5th donation), Ronald W.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Sigbjorn S.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Ivan Komarov aka “Komarik
  • $50 (2nd donation), George M.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Gary B.
  • $50, Tad W.
  • $50, Matthew C.
  • $50, Stephen M.
  • $50, Martin S.
  • $50, Douglas J.
  • $50, Brett H.
  • $50, Keith R.
  • $50, Carlos H. G. C.
  • $50, Tyrone P.
  • $50, Peter W.
  • $50, Mark M.
  • $40 (2nd donation), Bill
  • $40, Cinnamon is a great idea
  • $40, Cezar M.
  • $37.77, Simon W.
  • $37.07 (10th donation), Pasi K.
  • $37.07, Juan F. A. R.
  • $37.07, RJGR aka “nzc3”
  • $31.47 (3rd donation), Peter Schallmoser-Schlogl
  • $31.47, Uwe H.
  • $31.47, Frank D. aka “highlandham”
  • $30 (8th donation), Jay Stewart aka “jag1182”
  • $30, William R.
  • $30, Alan Y.
  • $30, David F.
  • $30, Mike S.
  • $27.18, Kerick S.
  • $25.52, Laurent P.
  • $25.52, Marcin Sedzikowski aka “KotFryc
  • $25.52, Gaja S. P.
  • $25.18 (23rd donation), Olli K.
  • $25.18 (10th donation), Laurent P.
  • $25.18, Massimo L.
  • $25.18, Bruno Z.
  • $25 (6th donation), Adam D.
  • $25 (5th donation), Anthony F H.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Bruno D.
  • $25, Niels N.
  • $25, Jerry B.
  • $25, G W.
  • $25, Bill E.
  • $25, Domingo P. V.
  • $25, John N.
  • $25, Caroline C.
  • $25, Jeffrey F.
  • $25, Bruno D.
  • $25, Andrew C.
  • $25, Colin B.
  • $24.71, Frederik S.
  • $24.71, Fabio R. aka “Eldwist”
  • $24.71, Wilhelm H.
  • $24.59 (3rd donation), Hendrik G.
  • $23.68 (5th donation), Matt R. aka “kiswa”
  • $20.12 (4th donation), Rashed aka “SaudiBoy
  • $20 (5th donation), Eugene C.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Alex V. aka “Karashata
  • $20 (3rd donation), James Day
  • $20 (2nd donation), Michael E. aka “West”
  • $20 (2nd donation), Benoit Frigon
  • $20 (2nd donation), John H.
  • $20, Silk Trees
  • $20, Emil K.
  • $20, Patrick Latour
  • $20, Linas A.
  • $20, Harold W. D.
  • $20, Ronald M.
  • $20, William B.
  • $20, James C. S.
  • $20, Laurence D.
  • $20, Andreas K.
  • $20, Mark D. H.
  • $20, John H.
  • $20, The Ethrg Project
  • $20, Dedalo G.
  • $20, Peter C.
  • $20, Michael P.
  • $20, Sharmarke A.
  • $20, Joseph Ziff aka “Sindegra”
  • $20, Bradley F.
  • $20, Kevin S.
  • $20, Jill E. M.
  • $19.77, Alexander R.
  • $19.14, Hans-joachim U. K.
  • $19.14, Daniel A.
  • $18.88, Salvatore M.
  • $18.88, Amico C.
  • $18.53, Dean F.
  • $18.53, Brian E.
  • $15.99, Sean O.
  • $15, Gregory S.
  • $15, Robert L.
  • $13.37 (2nd donation), Josef Steppan
  • $12.76, Taziri Y. H. A.
  • $12.76, Gianmario F.
  • $12.76, Alain B.
  • $12.76, Massimiliano A.
  • $12.76, Kaznowski &. A. -. A. J. S.
  • $12.76, SilFox
  • $12.59 (13th donation), Ulf S. aka “MonteDrago”
  • $12.59 (2nd donation), Vytautas S.
  • $12.59, imeehow
  • $12.59, Miro R.
  • $12.59, Paolo G.
  • $12.59, Erminio M.
  • $12.59, Frank K. aka “Bronko”
  • $12.59, Heinrich S.
  • $12.59, Imanuel S.
  • $12.36 (7th donation), Jarkko K.
  • $12.36 (2nd donation), Anita P.
  • $12.36, Andrey K.
  • $12.36, Andreas T.
  • $12.36, Iord K.
  • $12.36, Francesco G.
  • $12.36, Michael M.
  • $11 (4th donation), John A.
  • $11, Hal E.
  • $10 (11th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (6th donation), SamVimes
  • $10 (4th donation), Hawk Computer
  • $10 (4th donation), James R.
  • $10 (4th donation), Frank Martin aka “”kitanis””
  • $10 (4th donation), Raphael C.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Greg Freeman
  • $10, Joseph C.
  • $10, en)usa
  • $10, Keith Smith aka “Keifur”
  • $10, Nancy S.
  • $10, Stacy H.
  • $10, Geir G.
  • $10, Adewale G.
  • $10, Stephan B.
  • $10, Soonkoo L.
  • $10, Gisle V.
  • $10, Benson F. aka “Direxion”
  • $10, Leonid G.
  • $10, Richard L.
  • $10, Tigran Z.
  • $10, William T.
  • $10, Emanuel S.
  • $10, Daniel C.
  • $9.23 (3rd donation), Stefan W. aka “querwurzelt”
  • $7 (6th donation), Antonina K. aka “Tonya”
  • $6.38, Stéphane R.
  • $6.38, Rolf P.
  • $6.29 (2nd donation), Peter C.
  • $6.29 (2nd donation), tete
  • $6.29, Mattia D. B.
  • $6.29, Rinaldo C.
  • $6.18 (3rd donation), Piermario R.
  • $5 (6th donation), Sinisa Majstorovic
  • $5 (5th donation), Wilson de Carvalho Jr. aka “24horasonline
  • $5 (4th donation), Y.K. aka “Market Analysis
  • $5 (3rd donation), David E. aka “DubiousAlliance”
  • $5 (3rd donation), CouponCodeSwap.com
  • $5 (2nd donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
  • $5, Donna B.
  • $5, Cliff’s C. C.
  • $5, Dimitri A.
  • $5, Joshua P.
  • $5, Magnus T.
  • $5, Piotr W.
  • $5, Pharmacie en ligne
  • $5, Auto Repair Culver City
  • $5, Kamil S. aka “tuva”
  • $5, Tom D.
  • $5, Handojo Goenadi
  • $5, Roman K.
  • $5, Free Photo Hosting
  • $5, Aung K. K. O.
  • $5, David I.
  • $5, Nayyar B.
  • $3.9, Juan Villegas aka “juankvillegas
  • $3.83, NextProducers™
  • $3.78 (2nd donation), Juhani K.
  • $3.78, Antonio M.
  • $3.76 (3rd donation), Josef Steppan
  • $3, Scott V.
  • $2.52 (3rd donation), Jose A.H.
  • $2.47, Angelo L.
  • $2.47, Arnaud D.
  • $2 (10th donation), mold detector
  • $2 (2nd donation), Danilo S.
  • $2, José L. C. R.
  • $1.34 (2nd donation), free domain name list
  • $1.28 (2nd donation), Yannick G. aka “Uggy”
  • $1.26 (2nd donation), Vaclav P.
  • $1.22, Hilmi bin Hamidi
  • $1.09 (5th donation), Rusli P. Tandiabang
  • $1 (4th donation), Sylvestre Burgos aka “sylvestre
  • $1 (3rd donation), cialis
  • $1 (3rd donation), Vitamini
  • $1 (2nd donation), Albert J. P.
  • $1 (2nd donation), iPhone News
  • $1, Jedimus
  • $1, Joe D.
  • $0.5 (2nd donation), Javier Bassi
  • $0.45 (4th donation), Jurek W.

Sponsors:

Money raised in January:

* Donations: $5737.16 (227 donors)
* Sponsors: $8104.92 (162 sponsors)

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3485 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 6,593rd

Events:

News and summary:

  • Linux Mint 12 KDE was approved for a stable release and should come out either today or tomorrow.
  • Our new partnership with Blue Systems improved the quality of the Linux Mint KDE edition as well as the Netrunner distribution and brought in a significant and predictable source of income, allowing us to welcome an extra full-time developer.
  • Following the feedback we gathered on Gnome Shell after the release of Linux Mint 12, it was clear that despite our efforts with MATE and MGSE, we still didn’t manage to reach our goals and to offer Gnome 2 a valid alternative. Some people were enthusiastic about the new alternatives, others were disappointed. For this reason and in an effort to please a wider portion of our user base, we decided to continue to support MATE and to develop a new desktop called Cinnamon. MATE 1.2 should be out soon. Cinnamon 1.2 is already out and available to Linux Mint 12 users via the repositories.
  • Update Pack 4 should hit the “incoming” LMDE repository in the coming weeks and provide MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME 3 and Gnome Shell to LMDE users.
  • Finally, on behalf of Linux Mint I would like to thank all the people who help us. Whether it’s financially (like the people listed above who donated or sponsored us) or by other means. At the end of last year we lost our main source of income, and since Gnome 3 we lost our main desktop, a vital upstream component… it was tough to get back on our feet but we did it, we’re now as healthy and stronger than before and with MATE and Cinnamon we’re not relying on other projects and inadequate solutions, we now have the technology and resources to take matters into our own hands and to build the components we need to reach our goals and provide you with better releases after each cycle. It’s extremely tough, but even though we’re only half-way there we’re confident and your support, your feedback, and the trust so many of you have in us is extremely motivating. Reaching the #1 spot in the media and the press was also an important milestone, along with commercial agreements and upcoming partnerships (I’ll detail them one by one as they get finalized), we’re getting closer, every day, to a situation where we’re empowered to take on anything we need, and so when something doesn’t properly fit in with our vision of the desktop or doesn’t provide us with a solution to satisfy your needs based on your feedback, replacing it with something that does now gets easier and easier. These are tough times and a lot of really hard work is required, but the challenges ahead are also very exciting, we know exactly what we want to achieve and the support from the community and the media attention we’re getting right now are catalyzing our efforts and making it easier for us to achieve our goals. To all the people who are part of this, I’d like to send a big thank you.