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Monthly Stats - November 2009

Postby clem on Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:59 am

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

* $250, Steven Borthick aka “stevenborthick” (USA) – http://www.stevenborthick.com
* $154, Johannes L. (Finland)
* $154, Roland G. (France)
* $130, Daniel W. (World) – http://www.downloadstube.net
* $110, ComunidadHosting aka “Apolo” (Spain) – http://www.comunidadhosting.com
* $110, Adrianus Kleemans (Switzerland)
* $100, Jordan S. (USA)
* $100, Jason F. (USA)
* $100, Anonymous (France)
* $100, Eberhard R. (Switzerland)
* $77, Paul S. (Luxembourg) – http://psweb.org
* $77, Patrick Ciret (France)
* $77, Lyudmyla H. (Germany)
* $77, Carine K. (Luxembourg)
* $50 (3rd donation), Gordon Hilliard aka “ghilly” (United Kingdom)
* $50 (3rd donation), Edward B. (USA)
* $50, Francois F. (France)
* $50, Sigbjorn S. (Norway)
* $50, George R. (USA)
* $50, Sachi Wilson (USA)
* $50, Tom H. (USA)
* $50, Steve K. (USA)
* $50, Brian D. (USA) – http://thehighwaygirl.com
* $50, Eleanor W. (Singapore)
* $50, James E. (USA)
* $46, Daniel Blok (Netherlands)
* $40, Slavoljub M. (Norway)
* $38, Manuel F. (Portugal)
* $30 (5th donation), Frank Bechstein (Germany) – http://www.gamer-site.de/
* $30, Henry D. (USA)
* $30, Kevin Dermott (United Kingdom)
* $30, Dittmar S. (Germany)
* $30, Janni L. (Denmark)
* $25 (2nd donation), William S. (USA)
* $25, Pete Molina aka “pmolina” (USA)
* $25, Frank Swygert aka “farna” (USA) – http://farna.home.att.net/AMC.html
* $25, Heather H. (USA)
* $25, Diosdado D.-C. (USA)
* $25, H B H. (USA)
* $25, John N. (USA)
* $25, Alexandr K. (USA)
* $25, Jerry Basham (USA)
* $25, Robert D B. (USA)
* $25, Todd W. aka “MysticGold04″ (USA)
* $25, Peter T. (United Kingdom)
* $20 (2nd donation), Phillip H. (Australia)
* $20 (2nd donation), Bjorn S. Nielsen aka “bjornie” (Norway)
* $20, Patrick Taylor aka “pataylo” (USA)
* $20, David van Geest (USA) – http://60cycle.net
* $20, Robert L. (USA)
* $20, Ivan Y. (USA)
* $20, Keizo M. (Japan)
* $20, Brandon E. (USA)
* $20, Ricardo Calimanis aka “ricardo.calimanis” (Brazil) – http://www.docstibr.net
* $20, Brent McK. (USA)
* $20, Jonathan F. (USA)
* $20, I Wajan Aries D. (Indonesia)
* $20, Svante L. (Sweden)
* $20, Jennifer P. (Canada)
* $15 (3rd donation), Marco R. (Italy)
* $15 (2nd donation), Marcos Antonio S. (Italy)
* $15, Ulrich K. (Germany)
* $15, Stefan M. (Germany)
* $15, Emil Pavlov aka “emil_pavlov” (Bulgaria)
* $15, Jeff Reid aka “jlr1701″ (USA) – http://channelsforthelight.com
* $15, Matt Y. (France)
* $15, Giancarlo M. (Italy)
* $15, Anthony S. (USA)
* $15, David C. (USA)
* $15, Joachim M. (Austria)
* $15, Alfredo A. from PROTECNALIA BCN INT, S.L. (Spain) – http://www.protecnalia.com
* $11, Lee Sturman aka “Hammerlee” (United Kingdom)
* $10 (2nd donation), Richard G. (USA)
* $10, Mykhaylo V. (Czech Republic)
* $10, Jan H. (Norway)
* $10, Calin Aprodu (Poland)
* $10, Ronald E. (USA)
* $10, Claudio B. (Italy)
* $10, Jordan T. (New Zealand)
* $10, Amber H. (USA)
* $10, Ted Peterson (USA)
* $10, Levi P. (USA)
* $10, Martin J. (United Kingdom)
* $10, George F. (USA)
* $10, Mark Rocha (India) – http://www.markrocha.net
* $10, Dan Jackson (United Kingdom)
* $10, Edwin R. (USA)
* $10, Marc-Andre Turcotte aka “matmat07″ (Canada)
* $10, oscar799 (United Kingdom)
* $8, Mark Broadbent (United Kingdom)
* $7, Francisco C. C. (Spain)
* $7, Mauro De Vita (Italy)
* $7, Craig H. (New Zealand)
* $7, Kurt Marquardt (Germany)
* $7, Andrzej K. (Poland)
* $5, Enrico Galli (Italy) – http://www.egw.it
* $5, Alberto P. (Chile)
* $5, Brooke Dukes aka “BandonRandon” (USA) – http://bandonrandon.com
* $5, Tamas B. (United Kingdom)
* $5, Joseph S. (USA)
* $5, Andrej L. (Slovenia)
* $5, Dale E. (USA)
* $5, Nanda Kumar (India)
* $5, Michael K. (USA)
* $5, Matthew Mennecke (USA)
* $5, Angel Israel O. C. (Mexico)
* $5, Ian (United Kingdom) – http://www.printerforums.net
* $5, Donna Fontenot aka “DonnaFontenot – DazzlinDonna” (USA) – http://www.dazzlindonna.com
* $4, Sindre Smistad aka “ctrl_” (Norway)
* $2, Max G. (USA)
* $1 (2nd donation), Fredrik G. (Sweden)
* $1, Chris (Ireland) – http://www.letblog.com
* $1, Nandang H. (Indonesia)
* $1, Vadim B. (Russia)
* $1, Rory H. (United Kingdom)

Sponsors:

* $105, R1Soft (USA) – http://www.r1soft.com/tools/linux-hot-c ... =linuxmint
* $45, Linux Compatible Poker (USA) – http://www.linuxcompatiblepoker.com/
* $40, Az Van aka “newW2″ (USA)
* $25, American Broadband Family of Companies (USA) – http://www.americanbroadbandservice.com/
* $20, Scott P. (USA)
* $20, TOPIMMOBILIEN aka “Tim” – http://www.immobilien-es.com/
* $15, Dimitris C.
* $15, Linux in the HAM Shack aka “HamShackLinux” (USA) – http://blacksparrowmedia.com/lhs
* $11, cheap vps hosting – http://www.neosurge.com/
* $10, Gustav Holm aka “Gustav” (Sweden) – http://gustavholm.com/
* $10, Jack H. – http://www.dlxcompany.com
* $10, Rechtsberatung, Steuerberatung, Internetrecht (Tim) aka “Tim” – http://www.rechtsundsteuerberatung.de/
* $10, Todd W.
* $10, Brandon P.
* $10, Stitz Computers, LLC (USA) – http://stitzcomputers.com/
* $7, Unixmen – http://www.unixmen.com/
* $7, Jesse Burroughs aka “JpBя” (USA)
* $5, Stuart C.
* $5, Contact lenses (Ireland) – http://www.eye-care-4u.com
* $5, Linuxmint-FR.org (France) – http://www.linuxmint-fr.org
* $5, J.A. Sin aka “Futari” (Spain)
* $5, Sohier C.
* $5, Dale E.
* $5, linuxmint-italia.org aka “prior123″ (Italy) – http://www.linuxmint-italia.org
* $5, Christopher D.
* $4, Ian E. aka “EchoLynx ” (USA)
* $2, NVISN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND CONSULTING (USA) – http://www.nvisn.com/
* $2, Joerg Dreckmann (Germany)
* $2, Scott M.
* $2, Douglas T.
* $2, Ryan Lewon aka “vt102″ – http://vt102.com
* $1.5, Farbyte (United Kingdom) – http://farbyte.com
* $1, Renelou Esperanzate (Philippines)
* $1, Pokerschule – http://pokerschulen.com
* $1, Недвижимость на Кипре (Cyprus) – http://www.leptos-estates.ru/
* $1, Cyprus Property (Cyprus) – http://www.leptosestates.com/
* $1, Erin G.
* $1, Prasad.S.R (India) – http://saysprasad.wordpress.com/
* $1, Greg Flynn (South Africa)
* $1, Jakub Jasiulewicz (Poland) – http://jasiulewicz.pl/
* $1, Busybits aka “Submit Website” – http://www.busybits.com/
* $1, LinBoo.com – http://linboo.com/linux/mint.html
* $1, Expert Bookings (Romania) – http://www.expert-bookings.com/
* $1, Cyprus Resale (Cyprus) – http://www.cyprusresaleproperties.com
* $1, Surf in Peace (United Kingdom) – http://www.surfinpeace.co.uk/
* $1, Mohd Ismail B.
* $0.9, Michael K.
* $0.5, Nottingham web design (United Kingdom) – http://www.drawmyattention.co.uk/
* $0.5, Dedicated Servers Hosting – http://www.dedicatedservershostingdeals.com

Money raised in November:

* Donations: $3502 (116 donors)
* Sponsors: $441.4 (49 sponsors)

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

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

* Linux Mint 8 Helena: 32%
* Linux Mint 7 Gloria: 53% (-28%)
* Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 8% (-3%)
* Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 4% (-1%)
* Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 3% (-0%)

Web Stats:

* Visits: 2,149,672 (+0%)
* Pageviews: 3,784,756 (+3.5%)
* Page impressions: 1,805,004
* Search queries: 4,508,290
* Forum users: 23,868
* Forum posts: 203,951

Rankings:

* Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 1414 (3rd)
* Distrowatch (traffic share): 4.8% (2nd)
* Alexa (website ranking): 20,352th

Events:

* Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1106
* Linux Mint 8 Helena was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1155
* mintCast released 2 episodes of their podcast: http://mintcast.org/

Summary:

* November 2009 was the (9th consecutive) best month ever since the creation of Linux Mint.
* The overall income is up 2%.
* Our user base is the second largest in the desktop Linux market.
* The community support continues to be outstanding, with 116 people gathering this month to donate a total of more than $3,500.
* Linux Mint 8 was released and the x64 is already on the way, giving us the assurance that we will have time to develop a Debian Edition before the upcoming Linux Mint 9 in Spring next year.
* Our Distrowatch traffic share is currently at 4.8%. It has never been so high before, and that’s a good indicator that our user base is growing again.
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Re: Monthly Stats - November 2009

Postby ibm450 on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:25 am

-o0o-
  • Great news for LM, keep up the good work.
  • Question: This development of a Debian Edition before the upcoming Linux Mint 9, is this the stepping stone to move away from the buggy Ubuntu base? Will it be as compatible in areas already like in Ubuntu with out the need to hard code hacks to make simple networking work (in regards to wireless modems especially)?


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Re: Monthly Stats - November 2009

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:08 pm

I'll save Clem the answer :)
The Debian edition is mostly, but not only, an experiment to
A) Show that Mint does not need to be based on anything in particular and
B) Gain experience
But as it will be released as an official Mint edition it will be tested as rigorously as all Mint releses
There is no immediate plans to migrate from Ubuntu - frankly we could not do that
What lies further ahead is another story
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Re: Monthly Stats - November 2009

Postby Oldude1 on Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:46 am

I find that Mint 8 is extremely stable. It took me some time to learn the system but I really like it and will not hesitate to tell others about it. it beats Windows XP. I tended to get malicious windows popping up all the time. I had one pop up and I couldn't get rid of it to go to what I wanted to do without buying the very pricey program to stop getting programs such as these on the desktop.
Thanks for a really good OS and if I can help in any small way it would be a pleasure. :mrgreen: GWCourtney
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Re: Monthly Stats - November 2009

Postby speedyx on Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:11 pm

Great job!
I want to thanks Clem and the team for Linux Mint KDE and the choose of gnome network manager because I can't share my internet connection (mobile broadband) before with my wife using kubuntu, fedora kde, opensuse kde and chakra.
Great job!!
The freedom technologies are available!
I recommend everyone Linux Mint KDE as the simplest GNU/Linux distribution for the common user
and the italian Santech notebook, 100% linux compatible!
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Re: Monthly Stats - November 2009

Postby eiver on Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:12 am

Wow! I observe the ever increasing flow of donations and I must say: You did it. You supply open source software - you do it for free - and you still are able to make money out of it (without spamming us with too much ads). What a perfect business model. I didn't think it would actually work. Well done.
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