Monthly Stats - January 2009

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Monthly Stats - January 2009

Postby clem on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:41 pm

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

- $139, AvanceIT (UK) - http://avanceit.co.uk
- $100, Upinderjit S. (USA)
- $100, Geoffrey U. (USA)
- $66, Andre B. (Germany)
- $66 (4th donation), Theodore T. (UK)
- $66, Peter K. (Switzerland)
- $60, Richard G. (USA)
- $50, Steven W. (USA)
- $50 (2nd donation), Harvey Elliott (UK)
- $50, Stephen C. (USA)
- $25, Sohier C. (Canada)
- $25, Kevin S. (USA)
- $25, James S. (USA)
- $20, Matthew S. (USA)
- $20, Brian H. (USA)
- $20, Richard C. (USA)
- $20, David V. (USA)
- $20, Brian B. (USA)
- $15, Sooren B. (UK)
- $13 (5th donation), Frank Bechstein (Germany) - http://www.gamer-site.de
- $13, Ken W. (UK)
- $13, Desmond R. (Australia)
- $10, Eero T V. (Finland)
- $10, Andrew B. (USA)
- $10, Sevan S. (USA)
- $10, Alejandro C. C. (Spain)
- $7, Tomasz K. (Poland)
- $5, John N. (USA)
- $4, Sebastien K. (Portugal)
- $1, Mark B. (USA)

Sponsors:

- $70, Philippe Lotz (alsaphil - France)
- $50, Linux-Onlineshop (Germany) - http://www.linux-onlineshop.de
- $45, Linux Compatible Poker (USA) - http://www.linuxcompatiblepoker.com
- $40, Az Van (newW2 - USA)
- $20, TOPIMMOBILIEN (Tim - Germany) - http://www.immobilien-es.com
- $10, Jim Rogers (USA)
- $7, Jesse Burroughs (JpBя - USA)
- $7, Panagiotis Papasaikas (Greece) - http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ppapasai/
- $5, Dimitris Athanasiou (RHO, Greece) - http://www.speedtest.gr
- $5, Vassilis Skoullis (Greece)
- $5, linuxmint-fr.org (ludal - France) - http://www.linuxmint-fr.org
- $5, linuxmint-italia.org (Pietro Martino / prior123 - Italy) - http://www.linuxmint-italia.org
- $5, Guillermo Enrique Guglietti (Canada) - http://www.urbancsa.org
- $5, Alex P.
- $5, Torrent Truth (USA)
- $2, Joerg Dreckmann (Germany)
- $1, Lintelligence.de. (d00p - Germany) - http://www.lintelligence.de
- $1, Linuxmint.de (d00p - Germany) - http://www.linuxmint.de
- $1, Ian Egland (Echolynx - USA)
- $1, BusinessSale - http://www.webvaluer.org
- $1, very-clever.com - http://www.very-clever.com
- $1, Busybits - http://www.busybits.com
- $1, linboo.com - http://www.linboo.com
- $1, Expert Bookings - http://www.expert-bookings.com
- $0.5 Martijn van Loon (aapiethaaap - Netherlands)

Money raised in January:

* Donations: $1033
* Sponsors: $294.5

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

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

- Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 11.30%
- Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 34.71%
- Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 53.98%

Web Stats:

- Visits: 1,052,738
- Pageviews: 2,052,209
- Page impressions: 902,532
- Search queries: 2,111,860
- Forum users: 12264
- Forum posts: 118744

Rankings:

- Distrowatch: 1518 (3rd)
- Alexa: 40,959th

Events:

- Linux Mint 6 Felicia x64 RC1 release: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=536
- Linux Mint 6 Felicia XFCE RC1 release: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=562
- Linux Mint was added to the Linux Distribution Chooser: http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
- Felicia Mint tools were backported to Elyssa LTS: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=558
- MintCast released 2 episodes: http://www.mintcast.org
- New version of mintInstall, 5.3.6: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=545
- Linux Mint 7 to be called Gloria: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=543
- Screencast and Community Repository projects created: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=579

Summary:

- The user base seems to grow. The income doesn’t. This is probably linked to the global financial crisis which affects donors, sponsors and advertisers. A donation campaign could be organized.

- 2 new dedicated servers, one in Canada and one in England might soon add to the two servers we already have in Germany.

- The number of people still running Daryna is surprisingly high. The number of people running Elyssa is surprisingly low. Two releases are actively maintained, the latest release (currently Linux Mint 6 Felicia) and the latest LTS release (currently Linux Mint 5). Users are encouraged to either follow the latest release and to upgrade twice a year, or to stick to the latest LTS release and to upgrade every 3 years.
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Re: Monthly Stats - January 2009

Postby NoClue! on Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:35 pm

- The number of people still running Daryna is surprisingly high. The number of people running Elyssa is surprisingly low. Two releases are actively maintained, the latest release (currently Linux Mint 6 Felicia) and the latest LTS release (currently Linux Mint 5). Users are encouraged to either follow the latest release and to upgrade twice a year, or to stick to the latest LTS release and to upgrade every 3 years.


A. Daryna was very good.
B. Auto mounting partitions was very nice.
C. I fear this is indicative of the number of new users that Linux Mint has gathered. Many new users may not have the knowledge or inclination to upgrade with the cycle. Hopefully Daryna will outlive their hardware.
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Re: Monthly Stats - January 2009

Postby badmotor on Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:56 pm

A donation campaign is a good idea Clem. You have alot of loyal users.
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Re: Monthly Stats - January 2009

Postby steeladept on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Global Economic Downturn - I know that is why I haven't been able to contribute yet. I will, it is just freeing up the funds. I haven't moved to using this as my primary system (mostly because I must continue to support MS products), but plan on doing so soon. VirtualBox is so good now that I can use that to run all my required MS items, so I will be able to stick with Mint as my personal system/host.
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Re: Monthly Stats - January 2009

Postby stevefed5291 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:58 pm

I agree with badmotor. You should setup some sort of fundraiser. I think a lot of people would spring for it. :D

Edited by Clem: Removed reference to spam, which was deleted.
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