Monthly Stats - August 2009

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Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby clem on Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:20 am

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

* $163, Adnan Z. (Germany)
* $120, Nicolas B. (Germany)
* $102, James Marsh (Australia) - http://www.engadinecycles.com.au/
* $100, Micah Gravel aka “micahman” (USA)
* $74 (2nd donation), David F. (Ireland)
* $74, Badr R. (France)
* $74, Matthias R. (France)
* $60, Jim Duffield aka “sapperk9″ (Australia)
* $50, Andreas Rumpenhorst (Germany)
* $50, James Donaldson (USA)
* $50, Robert D. (United Kingdom)
* $50, William G. (USA)
* $50, Stefano Candotti aka “Stevewonder” (Italy)
* $50, Eric Pate (USA) - http://www.carolinagreenpc.com
* $50, Billy S. (USA)
* $50, Andre D. (USA)
* $44 (2nd donation), Wolfgang P. (Austria)
* $44, Francisco C. C. (Spain)
* $37, Thomas G. (Germany)
* $37, Bernhard M. (Germany)
* $30, Mark O’D. (World)
* $30, David C. (USA)
* $28, Pau Carre Cardona (Spain)
* $27, Jeffrey K. (USA)
* $25, Gavin Engel (USA)
* $25, Ed D. (USA)
* $25, Clifton Rhodes (USA)
* $25, Sudheer S. (United Kingdom)
* $25, Paul Bary (USA)
* $20 (2nd donation), Dan B. (USA)
* $20, Dalibor Saula (Australia)
* $20, Amiel H. (Australia)
* $20, Sven S. (Australia)
* $20, David Brown (Canada)
* $20, Jonathan P. (USA)
* $20, Winston G. (USA)
* $16, John B. (United Kingdom)
* $15, Matthew G. (USA)
* $15, Slavoljub M. (Norway)
* $15, Paul George (United Kingdom) - http://www.paulgeorge.me
* $14, Patrick Baumann (Germany)
* $14, Iain G. (United Kingdom)
* $14, L G DE L. (Netherlands)
* $14, Charl P. (Netherlands)
* $14, Claudio Gabriele N. (Italy)
* $14, Bruno M. (Italy)
* $14, Joseph W. (United Kingdom)
* $14, Gunter D. (Austria)
* $13.13, Mac C. (USA)
* $11, Mongolisch-Deutsch.de aka “rmbw” (Germany) - http://www.mongolisch-deutsch.de
* $10 (2nd donation), Richard G. (USA)
* $10, Henry W. (USA)
* $10, Dmitry O. (Russia)
* $10, Ludovic G. aka “Lewdsquirrel” (Canada)
* $10, Kevin M. (USA)
* $10, Tom Perry (United Kingdom) - http://twitter.com/tomp83
* $10, Ralph N. (USA)
* $10, Bob H. (Australia)
* $10, Christopher G. (USA)
* $10, Anthony N. (United Kingdom)
* $10, Steinar M. (Norway)
* $10, Donald D’A. (USA)
* $10, MuddBuddha (USA) - http://muddbuddha.com
* $10, John P. (Australia)
* $10, Marcel P. (Canada)
* $10, Chaitanya K aka “thegoodmelon” (India)
* $10, Krzysztof J. (USA)
* $10, Gabriel S. (World)
* $7, Geoffroy M. (Canada)
* $7, Marcus Wikstrom aka “mece” (Finland) - http://twitter.com/mece66
* $5 (2nd donation), Matthew O. (Ireland)
* $5, Malcolm B. (USA)
* $5, Francesco Coiro (Italy)
* $5, Apollo V. Melo aka “teflashfire” (USA) - http://militarylinuxusers.blogspot.com
* $5, Doug Berch (USA) - http://dougberch.com
* $5, Venkatesh B. (United Kingdom)
* $5, Helen J. (United Kingdom)
* $5, Peter Hope-Tindall aka “hopetindall” (Canada)
* $5, Brandon P. (USA)
* $4, Johan T. (Sweden)
* $2, Remy van Elst (Netherlands) - http://relst.nl/
* $2, PartEase (USA) - http://www.partease.com
* $1, Viktor Semenovskiy (Russia) - http://ubuntunnru.blogspot.com/
* $1, Pierre G. (Belgium)

Sponsors:

* $310, R1Soft - http://www.r1soft.com/tools/linux-hot-c ... =linuxmint
* $100, Host Color (USA) - http://www.hostcolor.com/vps
* $75, John Ritchie (Aging Technogeek - USA)
* $45, Linux Compatible Poker (USA) - http://www.linuxcompatiblepoker.com
* $40, Az Van (newW2 - USA)
* $25, American Broadband Family of Companies (USA) - http://www.americanbroadbandservice.com
* $20, TOPIMMOBILIEN (Tim - Germany) - http://www.immobilien-es.com
* $20, Scott P. (USA)
* $15, Russ W.
* $11, cheap vps hosting - http://www.neosurge.com
* $10, Stitz Computers, LLC (USA) - http://stitzcomputers.com
* $10, Rechtsberatung, Steuerberatung, Internetrecht (Tim) - http://www.rechtsundsteuerberatung.de
* $10 Gustav Holm (Sweden) - http://gustavholm.com
* $7, Unixmen - http://www.unixmen.com/
* $7, Jesse Burroughs (JpBя - USA)
* $7, Panagiotis Papasaikas (Greece) - http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ppapasai/
* $6, Attila Vecsei (Finland) - http://www.vecsei.net
* $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, Sohier C.
* $5, Christopher D.
* $5, DLX Company (USA) - http://www.dlxcompany.com/
* $5, Stuart C.
* $5, Paul S.
* $3.5, Ian Egland (Echolynx - USA)
* $2, Joerg Dreckmann (Germany)
* $2, Funkelectric (Spain) - http://www.funkelectric.com/
* $2, NVISN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND CONSULTING (USA) - http://www.nvisn.com/
* $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
* $1, Cyprus Property (Cyprus) - http://www.leptosestates.com/
* $1, Недвижимость на Кипре (Cyprus) - http://www.leptos-estates.ru/
* $1, Prasad S.R. (India) - http://saysprasad.wordpress.com/
* $1, Surf in Peace (UK) - http://www.surfinpeace.co.uk/
* $1 Jakub Jasiulewicz (Poland) - http://jasiulewicz.pl
* $1, Erin G.
* $1, Greg Flynn (South Africa)
* $1, Liquidvps.net - http://www.liquidvps.net
* $0.5, Martijn van Loon (aapiethaaap - Netherlands)
* $0.5, Nottingham web design (UK) - http://www.drawmyattention.co.uk/

Money raised in August:

* Donations: $2162.13 (85 donors)
* Sponsors: $775.5 (42 sponsors)

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

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

* Linux Mint 7 Gloria: 75% (+7%)
* Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 15% (-5%)
* Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 7% (-1%)
* Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 3% (-1%)

Web Stats:

* Visits: 1,874,462 (+12%)
* Pageviews: 3,341,385 (+10%)
* Page impressions: 1,381,550
* Search queries: 4,131,663
* Forum users:20,272
* Forum posts:175,325

Rankings:

* Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 1279 (3rd)
* Distrowatch (traffic share): 4.2% (2nd)
* Alexa (website ranking): 28,272nd

Events:

* Linux Mint 7 Gloria KDE was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=986
* mintCast released 5 episodes of their podcast: http://mintcast.org/

Summary:

* August 2009 was the (6th consecutive) best month ever since the creation of Linux Mint.
* The overall income is up 24%.
* Our user base is the second largest in the desktop Linux market.
* The community support is outstanding: 85 people donated last month for a total of $2162 and our sponsors raised $775.
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Re: Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby Chasester on Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:44 am

that's an amazing desktop base %!

Didn't you have a graph somewhere that plotted the sponsors & donors over time? I always like to use that as a metric.
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Re: Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby clem on Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:47 pm

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Re: Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby Chasester on Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:52 am

well thats weird. didn't show up before.

But anyway - the color switching throws me between the two graphs.

Other than that - sweet!
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Re: Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby cespinal on Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:03 am

Those are just great news!

Personally I would think at first glance that the LTS should have a bigger share. But keeping in mind how both Ubuntu and Mint have improved over the last year (I'm thinking about laptop support here), its easy to see why users are still moving forward.

Elyssa gave me the best functionality indeed, until Gloria (after a few bug fixes). I wish I could stay with the next LTS with no need on upgrading!

Congrats clem.
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Re: Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby Rovanion on Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:08 pm

Just a tought.
Shouldn't a sponsorship be 10USD or atleast 5USD.Because you are getting your companies logo up there.
All these 0.5USD sponsorships are kinda silly.
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Re: Monthly Stats - August 2009

Postby clem on Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:27 am

I disagree. Many of the sponsors who contribute less than $5/month are individuals with no other agenda than to financially support the distribution, no logo, no URL, not even a full name. I also like the idea of not putting any constraints on the amount of money people want to contribute.

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