Monthly Stats – April 2009

Donations & Sponsorships:

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


  • $100 (4th donation), Erik Anderson (deadguy – USA)
  • $100, Dar D. (Canada)
  • $100, John R. (USA)
  • $100, Terry L. (USA)
  • $70, Michael P. (Greece)
  • $53, Gabriele C. (Italy)
  • $50 (3rd donation), Harvey Elliott (UK)
  • $35 (5th donation), Jerry Jackson (UK)
  • $35, Bernhard M. (Germany)
  • $30, Geoff P G. (Australia)
  • $28 (2nd donation), Marcos Antonio S. (Italy)
  • $28, Jonathan McK. (UK)
  • $28, Frederic S. (France)
  • $28, Uwe S. (Germany)
  • $25, Jerry W. (USA)
  • $25, Christopher P. (USA)
  • $21, Michael B. (Germany)
  • $20 (2nd donation), Phillip H. (Australia)
  • $20, Thomas K. (USA)
  • $20, Summers MBM (USA)
  • $20, Matthew L. (USA)
  • $20, Robert M. (USA)
  • $20, Ronald M. (USA)
  • $20, James F. (USA)
  • $20, Robert B. (USA)
  • $18, Ariel G. (USA)
  • $18, Jack H. (USA)
  • $15, Michael C. (Australia)
  • $14 (2nd donation), Marco R. (Italy)
  • $14, Taras Z. (Russia)
  • $10 (4th donation), Henry W. (USA)
  • $10, David M. (USA)
  • $10, Douglas R. (USA)
  • $10, Nicholas S. (USA)
  • $10, William S. (USA)
  • $10, Goran C. (Canada)
  • $10, Nate D. (USA)
  • $7, Michael D. (Germany)
  • $7, Tomas O. (Slovakia)
  • $7, Tjutju T. (Indonesia)
  • $5, Laurens Van W. (Belgium)
  • $1, Mauro P. (Italy)


Money raised in April:

* Donations: $1192
* Sponsors: $385

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 6%
  • Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 16%
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 65%
  • Linux Mint 7 Gloria RC1: 13%

Web Stats:

  • Visits: 1,225,840 (-4%)
  • Pageviews: 2,337,877 (-4%)
  • Page impressions: 1,036,845
  • Search queries: 2,483,442
  • Forum users: 15689
  • Forum posts: 141049


  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 1428 (3rd)
  • Distrowatch (traffic share): 2.9% (2nd)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 34,772th



  • April 2009 saw the release of the last two community editions (KDE and Fluxbox) which had been released as RCs the month before and the jump made by the development team from Linux Mint 6 to Linux Mint 7.
  • Although the growth observed in April was only between 1 and 4%, last month was the best month ever for Linux Mint since the start of the project.


  1. Cool, the cross-release stats are particularly interesting: Almost as many people are on the bleeding edge as are on the stable LTS (Though I suppose it’s likely a lot of people are trying it out while still using felicia most of the time) I assume these stats are from the firefox home page hits or something.

    I think the distrowatch ranking is a bit of an odd one to have in the monthly stats, as it’s based off the last 6 months, perhaps it would be more useful to use the last 30days figure, which fluctuates a lot more.

    Do the forum search queries include the “View your posts” and “View new posts” options, because I would be artificially inflating these figures a lot recently 😉

  2. ¿Donde puedo hacer una donacion que sea en español y que sea una fuente confiable?

    Espero recibir alguna noticia de como hacerlo. Vivo en Mexico y no hable Ingles porque Linux es mundial no ingles y la pagina Hispana solo presenta noticias atrasadas. Que injusto en ese sentido.

  3. JoseRafael, entra a la página principal de Mint y pícale donde dice Donate. Le indicas que vas a donar en Dolares y de ahí te va a mandar a la página de registro de PayPal. Cuando te registres y le indiques tu país e idioma te va a poner todo en español. De ahí solo sigue las indicaciones, es muy sencillo.

    PayPal es la forma más confiable que hay para hacer pagos por internet. Tengo varios años usándolo y me gusta mucho.

    En caso de que ya tengas una cuenta de PayPal, solo haz la donación a


  4. hi

    i’ve come across linux mint only very recently, and like it a lot. just multi-partitioned a desktop i built recently exclusively for different linux os’s and plan to install linux mint 7 as one of 5 or 6 distros on the 500gb sata. mint 7 will be the third install, hopefully very soon.

    might point out that newest knoppix live-cd 6.01 has a great print-to-voice feature (not sure if it’s festival, which is on the debian repository) which for some strange reason has not yet become a new linux distro must right at start-up. maybe mint will change that sometime soon, as it is a great eye-saver for anyone using their computer more than 2 or 3 hours a day.

    i firmly believe in supporting oss, so my checque to you will be forthcoming as soon as i have your mailing address.

    thanks for your committment, hard work and dedication. could you tell new users who is on your development team, a bit of their background and how long they’ve been involved with linux development?



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