Monthly Stats - March 2010

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Monthly Stats - March 2010

Postby clem on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:58 am

Donations & Sponsorships:

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

Donors:

* $500, Anonymous (Canada)
* $200, John C. aka “BuzzKiller” (USA)
* $200, Ronald S. (USA)
* $143, Pascal M. (France)
* $100, Frederick V. (USA)
* $100, HenryW. (USA)
* $100, Ivan Popovic (Croatia)
* $100, Jonathan K. (USA)
* $100, Markus R. (Switzerland)
* $75, David K. (USA)
* $71, Valentino V. (Italy)
* $60, Digital Linx Hosting (Canada) – http://vpsnoc.com
* $57 (2nd donation), Wolfgang P. (Austria)
* $50 (2nd donation), Jonathan B H. (USA)
* $50, Harvey Minnigh (USA)
* $50, Scotty N. aka “tdi_ywg” (Canada)
* $50, Edson S. (Canada)
* $50, Mark E. (USA)
* $50, Martin S. (Norway)
* $50, William S. (USA)
* $50, Martin I. (Switzerland)
* $50, Paul A. (Canada)
* $50, Tim B. (USA)
* $50, Jose M. (Brazil)
* $43, Linus Staf aka “linus191″ (Finland) – http://linusstaf.com
* $43, Grzegorz Antoniak aka “antonone” (Poland) – http://anadoxin.org/blog
* $43, Nicholas T. (Greece)
* $36, Pierre M. (Canada)
* $36, Werner Palmen (Netherlands)
* $36, Stratos Laspas aka “StratosJL” (Greece) – http://laspas.gr
* $36, Rob van den B. (Netherlands)
* $35, Pete Molina aka “pmolina” (USA)
* $30, Jeff S. (Australia)
* $29, Howard S. (Israel)
* $28, Christopher F. (United Kingdom)
* $28, Olli K. (Finland)
* $28, Risto S. (Finland)
* $28, Manuel F. (Portugal)
* $28, Salvador T. S. (Spain)
* $25, Joseph I. (USA)
* $25, Michael H. (USA)
* $25, A L A Mulders (Netherlands)
* $25, Jeffrey W. (USA)
* $25, Matthew A. (Canada) – http://matthewansell.com
* $25, Michal K. (USA)
* $25, Derek Turner aka “frderek” (United Kingdom) – http://www.cantabile.org.je
* $25, Murali B. (USA)
* $25, Donn Shaffer aka “donnshaffer” (USA)
* $25, Benjamin B. (USA)
* $21, Rikkie Neutelings (Netherlands)
* $20, Carlos H. (USA)
* $20, Jordan K. (USA)
* $20, Steve Burdine aka “Highfructose327″ (USA) – http://artandfoss.blogspot.com
* $20, Thomas Begush aka “Bigsquish” (USA)
* $20, Cornelius ter W. (Australia)
* $20, Mark F. (USA)
* $20, Sture K. (Norway)
* $20, Antony Coulson (United Kingdom)
* $20, David V. (USA)
* $20, JerryB (USA) – http://jerryb-myblog.blogsot.com
* $20, Slavoljub M. (Norway)
* $20, Tracy R. S. (USA)
* $20, Jeremy C. (USA)
* $20, Graham R. (United Kingdom)
* $17, Shane Kitt aka “crimsonfire” (Ireland) – http://www.shanekitt.com
* $15, E Jonsen (United Kingdom) – http://ejsolutions.co.uk
* $15, John J. (United Kingdom)
* $15, Anthony L. (United Kingdom)
* $15, Stephen Baker (United Kingdom)
* $15, Tim H. (United Kingdom)
* $15, Lizard L. aka “playful” (USA) – http://www.asiteaboutnothing.net
* $15, aimee daniells (United Kingdom)
* $14, Manfred Saliger aka “mintfrind” (Germany) – http://saliger.net
* $14, Thomas K. (Sweden)
* $14, Peter T. (Germany)
* $14, Matthias W. (Germany)
* $14, Miikkola Pete Sergei (Finland)
* $14, Joachim M. (Austria)
* $14, Zdenek III aka “kwevej” (Czech Republic) – http://www.last.fm/user/kwevej
* $14, Zacharias P. (Cyprus) – http://www.tiankoltd.com
* $14, Emil Pavlov aka “emil_pavlov” (Bulgaria)
* $10 (2nd donation), Richard G. (USA)
* $10, Rob Brown (Australia)
* $10, David Adams (USA) – http://birdfight.tumblr.com
* $10, Jaak V. (Estonia)
* $10, Jindrich R. aka “amino” (Czech Republic)
* $10, mr m r b. (United Kingdom)
* $10, Albert P. (Netherlands)
* $10, Thierry Z. (Switzerland)
* $10, Anders B. (Norway)
* $10, Gerard Mc Cormack aka “gmacor2″ (United Kingdom)
* $10, Juan Antonio M. S. (Spain)
* $10, Charles B. (USA)
* $10, Thomas D. (Germany)
* $10, Angel A. (USA)
* $10, Robert Harper (United Kingdom)
* $10, Clint B. (USA)
* $10, Tom P. (United Kingdom)
* $10, George F. (USA)
* $10, Wojciech K. (Poland)
* $10, Paul M. (USA)
* $10, Tony P. (Australia)
* $10, George R. aka “Az4×4″ (USA)
* $10, Mark B. (USA)
* $10, Adam C E. (USA)
* $10, Jonas Lundstedt aka “jonlun” (Sweden)
* $10, Farshid G. (USA)
* $10, Rob S. (United Kingdom)
* $10, Daniel R. (Canada)
* $10, Michael W. (USA)
* $8, Евгений Р. (Russia)
* $7, Angel M. D. (Spain)
* $7, Marcos Pascual V. (Spain)
* $7, Louis Mota aka “Luigi” (Portugal)
* $6, Hubert M. (Austria)
* $5, Mochammad K. (Indonesia)
* $5, Garth L. (USA)
* $5, Johan T. (Sweden)
* $5, Levi H. (USA)
* $5, Thomas W. (USA)
* $5, Savant B.D. (USA) – http://www.allyourprices.com
* $3, Susann W. (Germany) – http://www.biergartenblog.de
* $2, Flavio B. (Switzerland)
* $1, Inga Muste (Latvia) – http://inga.lv
* $1, Mark R. (United Kingdom)
* $1, Daniel Franic (USA) – http://www.cdkey.biz
* $1, Anant Shrivastava (India) – http://anantshri.info

Sponsors:

* $231, R1Soft (USA) – http://www.r1soft.com/tools/linux-hot-c ... =linuxmint
* $88, Emilio A S.
* $75, John Ritchie aka “Aging Technogeek” (USA)
* $45, Linux Compatible Poker (USA) – http://www.linuxcompatiblepoker.com/
* $25, American Broadband Family of Companies (USA) – http://www.americanbroadbandservice.com/
* $22, TOPIMMOBILIEN aka “Tim” – http://www.immobilien-es.com/
* $20, Az Van aka “newW2″ (USA)
* $20, Jeramy Ross
* $20, Scott P. (USA)
* $16, Dimitris C. (Greece)
* $15, Luis Cintron (USA)
* $12, Tim W. (USA)
* $12, Thomas S. aka “Thom aus Breuberg” (Germany)
* $11, Gustav Holm aka “Gustav” (Sweden) – http://gustavholm.com/
* $11, cheap vps hosting – http://www.neosurge.com/
* $10, Anthony Gallon (New Zealand)
* $10, advermedia.info – http://www.advermedia.info
* $10, Real Estate Centers – http://www.realestatecenters.net
* $10, Jack H. – http://www.dlxcompany.com
* $10, worldsrealestate.net – http://www.worldsrealestate.net
* $10, Website Auditor – http://www.websiteauditor.org
* $10, Barry’s Tickets (USA) – http://www.barrystickets.com
* $10, Brandon P.
* $10, Stitz Computers, LLC (USA) – http://stitzcomputers.com/
* $10, SEM Visibility
* $10, Rechtsberatung, Steuerberatung, Internetrecht (Tim) aka “Tim” – http://www.rechtsundsteuerberatung.de/
* $8, Attila Vecsei (Finland) – http://www.vecsei.net
* $7, Unixmen – http://www.unixmen.com/
* $7, Jesse Burroughs aka “JpBя” (USA)
* $6, Kenneth E.
* $5, Sohier C.
* $5, Kevin D.
* $5, J.A. Sin aka “Futari” (Spain)
* $5, Joe H. aka “JoeFootball” (USA)
* $5, Thomas Howson (United Kingdom) – http://www.howson.me.uk
* $5, Contact lenses (Ireland) – http://www.eye-care-4u.com
* $5, Stuart C.
* $5, Christopher D.
* $5, Steve Burdine aka “Highfructose327″ – http://artandfoss.blogspot.com
* $5, Flemming D. Joergensen aka “DcyMatrix” (Denmark) – http://tuxtrack.org
* $5, Linuxmint-FR.org (France) – http://www.linuxmint-fr.org
* $4, Ian E. aka “EchoLynx ” (USA)
* $4, Chile travel (Chile) – http://www.letsgochile.com
* $3, Josef K.
* $3, CreationsByRichie – Animated Banners & Graphical Designs – http://creationsbyrichie.com
* $2, NVISN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND CONSULTING (USA) – http://www.nvisn.com/
* $2, Joerg Dreckmann (Germany)
* $2, Douglas T.
* $2, Dan Jackson (United Kingdom)
* $2, Ryan Lewon aka “vt102″ – http://vt102.com
* $1.5, Farbyte (United Kingdom) – http://farbyte.com
* $1, Jose Javier R. V.
* $1, Frank S.
* $1, Surf in Peace (United Kingdom) – http://www.surfinpeace.co.uk/
* $1, Cyprus Resale (Cyprus) – http://www.cyprusresaleproperties.com
* $1, Renelou Esperanzate (Philippines)
* $1, Alex Smith (United Kingdom) – http://alexsmith.im
* $1, Kevin H.
* $1, Mohd Ismail B.
* $1, Cyprus Weather (Cyprus) – http://www.mycyprusweather.com
* $1, Недвижимость на Кипре (Cyprus) – http://www.cyprusresaleproperties.ru
* $1, Prasad.S.R (India) – http://saysprasad.wordpress.com/
* $1, Daryl J.
* $1, Jakub Jasiulewicz (Poland) – http://jasiulewicz.pl/
* $1, very-clever.com – http://www.very-clever.com/
* $1, Pokerschule – http://pokerschulen.com
* $1, Erin G.
* $1, LinBoo.com – http://linboo.com/linux/mint.html
* $1, Greg Flynn (South Africa)
* $0.5, Dedicated Servers Hosting – http://www.dedicatedservershostingdeals.com
* $0.5, Nottingham web design (United Kingdom) – http://www.drawmyattention.co.uk/

Money raised in March:

* Donations: $4026 (127 donors)
* Sponsors: $863.5 (72 sponsors)

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

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

* Linux Mint 8 Helena: 62% (+4%)
* Linux Mint 7 Gloria: 28% (-2%)
* Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 5% (-1%)
* Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 3% (-0%)
* Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 2% (-0%)

Web Stats:

* Visits: 2,664,246 (+9%)
* Unique views: 3,539,050 (+7%)
* Pageviews: 4,582,649 (+6%)
* Page impressions: 1,788,210
* Search queries: 6,186,672
* Forum users: 29,546
* Forum posts: 249,595

Rankings:

* Distrowatch (popularity ranking): ? (3rd) (figure not available due to April’s fool joke) :)
* Distrowatch (traffic share): 4.4% (2nd)
* Alexa (website ranking): 18,493

Events:

* Linux Mint 8 Xfce RC1 was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1310
* Our friend and team member, Mats Geier, aka “Husse” passed away: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1322 http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1320
* Linux Mint 8 LXDE RC1 was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1325
* On the forums, a new moderation team was formed. led by Exploder and including Oscar799, Jay514 and Aging Technogeek.
* 4 new modules were added to the community website: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1332 http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1294
* An overview of the new features in Mint 9 was published: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1335
* Linux Mint 8 LXDE was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1339
* Linux Mint 8 Xfce was released: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1340
* mintCast released 1 episode: http://mintcast.org/

Summary:

* The Linux Mint user base grew significantly in the last few months. It’s 32% bigger than it was in November 2009. It’s still far behind Ubuntu’s but far ahead of any other Linux distribution.
* The overall income went up 22% in March.
* Donations and sponsorships were high. We received donations from 127 people in March for a total of $4026! The sponsorships also raised a lot of money: $863.5, from a total of 72 sponsors!
* March was tough but rewarding. We lost one of our closest friends and the team was greatly affected by it. Then followed a period of hyper-activity as if everyone found comfort in working harder and excelling the best they could in his memory. I know that helped me personally and I know he’d be proud of what we did this month, I’m sure of it. The community gave us a new moderation team, the dev. team managed to produce 4 releases, most of the features planned for Mint 9 were implemented and 4 modules were added to the new community site.
* We’re now fully ready for the new release cycle, and in April our attention is going to be caught by the new Ubuntu 10.04 release. We’re ahead of schedule and we’ll probably try to fit in a few more features for Mint 9. In the near future we’re going to look at how we work and restructure our editions. Community editions are going to become official, 2 of them are planning to come as both 32 and 64 bit and we’ll try to release them earlier in the cycle and hopefully for both architectures at the same time. It’s too soon to talk about this, but April is going to an un-eventful month in appearance… as we prepare everything and work hard on things behind the curtain. We’re planning to release Linux Mint 9 by the end of May with an RC release in the middle of the month. In April, we might have a few interactive sessions for the community to give us some feedback on some of the new tools such as the new mintinstall, before we integrate them in Linux Mint 9.
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Re: Monthly Stats - March 2010

Postby Superewza on Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:47 pm

Good work... how much do you make from ads per month roughly?
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