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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by HarbingerDawn » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:09 pm

I chipped in $15. I love Mint, it's by far my favorite Linux distro, and after all that's happened lately I really wanted to show my support. I registered on the forum today so that I could stand in solidarity with the rest of this great community. I think we will look back on this moment in the future and feel proud of how the team and the community responded to this episode.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by Moem » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:16 pm

Welcome HarbingerDawn! What a great way to enter the forum. I like your style! 8)
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by Mintedfake » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:22 pm

Just chipped in 25€. It is still cheaper than Windows.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by Jedinovice » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:38 am

No more?

Go! Donate $1 via Paypal and post up! Show Clem and co. your support.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by ezekiel_quacks » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:08 am

Count me in. Saw the "news" on Slashdot a couple days ago that repeated the claim from Tech Republic that the hack of Mint's website only highlights that Linux Mint is "a broken version of Ubuntu." Umm... illogic reigns. Or maybe it was just an opportunity for a non-sequitur cheap shot?

I hope my PayPal donation of $25 will help Clem and his team a little with the costs of finding help to secure Linux Mint's website so that they can continue developing and refining this Linux distribution that I really appreciate.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by Jedinovice » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:14 am

Yeah, I was not impressed with response of the online technical websites or the so called 'Linux community' on this.

Certain Distros - who shall remain nameless - are on my 'don't go near' for the hay they made out the hack. I nearly posted a thread on the topic but decided not to fan flames.

This is the way to 'strike back.'
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by Moem » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:21 am

I don't care about 'striking back'. Let them talk, it'll be old news tomorrow. Let's just keep on keeping on, and I'm sure Clem will do the same... and as they say, the cream will rise to the top.
In the meantime, the donations will help, I'm sure.
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by Jedinovice » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:25 am

M0em wrote:I don't care about 'striking back'. Let them talk, it'll be old news tomorrow. Let's just keep on keeping on, and I'm sure Clem will do the same... and as they say, the cream will rise to the top.
In the meantime, the donations will help, I'm sure.
I dunno, I remember the old Royal Navy saying:

"Revenge is a dish best served with culottes and aubergines in a white wine sauce."
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by BlackVeils » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:39 am

long overdue donation here.. i've been following all of the drama

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by xox101 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:42 am

Donation sent as soon as the donations page came back online a couple of days ago. Mint has been a superb distro for me and as Clem is half Irish (lol) from living over here for a while he and the rest of the team deserve my support.

As an aside I spent an hour or so last night updating my ex landlady's old Tosh laptop to 17.3. It used to have Windows 7 on it but it confused her so much she had given up on it until I installed Mint 15. She has never looked back although trying to get her to do updates is an exercise in patience!

Going to my local this afternoon to work on another two laptops running Mint. Neither of the owners are particularly computer savvy but both absolutely love how easy and secure Mint is. One of them has had the wireless turned off and I'm going to install WPS Office on the other and bring both of them up to 17.3. Again both of the owners can't seem to get their heads round updates!

On one particular day last year we had 6 laptops in the bar (free wireless through BT fiber) 4 running Mint, one running Ubuntu and a Mac Book. Not a windows machine to be seen. The more I show how good Mint is the more people want me to install it on their laptop or PC. The most recent install was on a Dell E520 from 2007. Stuck a second hand Intel SSD in it and installed Mint. The owner who hates change and loved her Vista! settled in very quickly and is very happy. Just the way it should be.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by _lu_ » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:06 am

Done days ago - will repeat on pay day next week :)

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by ZakGordon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:40 am

For the attention of the Mint team.

Paysafe card payment option a possibility?

https://www.paysafecard.com/en-gb/

Basically since GOG started having this as a payment option, i've pretty much stopped using any other method for online payments, and the main reason is it is 100% secure at my end (no credit card details are used).

It works like this (for those no familiar with it). You go to a cornershop/store that sells the paysafe card, you buy a 'ticket' (usualy 10/20/50 denominations) which gives you a pin code. When you want to make a payment on a site that supports it, during the transaction you get sent to the paysafe secure site to put in your code and the relevant amount gets deducted from your paysafe 'card' (bit of paper/voucher whatever).

No banking/credit card details need ever be used. It is the best online payment system i have ever seen and used and 100% secure in terms of bank/credit card details.

The only downside in terms of using the voucher (you can sign up for a credit-card type version that is more flexible, but has a cost) is if say i get a £20 one and use it on GOG to buy £19 of games, that £1 is effectively 'lost' to me, as i can't stack vouchers. The way i look at it is, these small amounts of unspent money are my 'fee' that i give to paysafe for giving me a 100% secure online method of buying things, or in the case of Mint, being able to donate.

So please Mint team, think about adding the paysafe card to your current methods of payment/donations. I'll be first in the queue to send you some well deserved money.
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by rcentros » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:13 pm

Small donation, which I hope to repeat several more times this coming year. Thanks. Not going anywhere, as far as I'm concerned Linux Mint is the best OS available.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by slipstick » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:24 pm

Donation sent (2nd donation) - well worth the money IMO.
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by str » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:46 pm

Jedinovice wrote:As I stated on the Blog during The Great Hack, Mint Linux and Clem and Co, have taken quite a serious hit with this hack and the Mint team need help to get back on their feet, both financially and in terms of PR.

I would like the next headlines on Mint to be "Linux Mint community show faith in distro with record number of donations."

I suggest that we all donate something - anything - to the Mint team. I have donated just $10. It's not a lot but it is something! This not just about money. Yes, Clem and co. are going to need funds to pay for server space, hiring of specialist staff and I don't know what. They also will need a vacation after this.

But it's more than financial. The psychological impact of such an attack is great and all sorts of double guessing and self doubt will be kicking in - if not now, then soon. Clem needs to feel our support and our faith in him at this time. Its not so much about the financial amount as the number of donators. Lots of small donations are A Good Thing(TM) right now.

Also, after the dreadful news coverage, the Mint users are going to have to underscore their faith in the distro and the team with legal tender.

So - donate today and, I suggest, put a note here to say you have done so. That way Clem and the Mint community can SEE the support. (Of course, no need to disclose amount. I have done just to show how little can do. Just let us know you have donated.) Let's show the dev team we have their backs! ['cause if they ever needed us it's now!]
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by samriggs » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:12 am

Will be donating soon as some money comes in a week or so.
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by all41 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:50 pm

Do you believe in freedom? Do you believe all computer users deserve alternatives? Do you feel empowered and liberated when using your Mint distro?

Yes?

Consider this:

The Mint Monthly News for January quotes "donation record of $16,736"--WOW! That's an awesome number, and The Mint community can be very proud!

But you know what? There are 29 days in February. Let's do even better! This was an attack on the community so let's provide our team with the best support and the tools they need.

Mint does not actively solicit donations, but as members and users we can challenge ourselves and each other, and many users have responded in kind. This is the opportunity to demonstrate our will, confidence, and support. There is strength in togetherness.

Can you help?

Even if you can't contribute monetarily right now you can still help by being involved in the Mint community. Introduce Mint to others including the forums to show the level of support they can expect.

Here is both thumbs up to our Mint Team. They most certainly have earned a show of respect and gratitude.

I also want to keep this important thread in the highlight and applaud those who have donated, pledged, and expressed their loyalty

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by bingus » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:00 am

I'm happy to chip in. I've tried other distributions, particularly the "bleeding edge" rolling release ones - and they have always disappointed me.

Mint though, just works. Thanks Clem for all of your hard work.

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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by JChristensen » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:19 pm

Sent my first donation the other day and I intend to continue donating in the future. Have been using Mint for a few months now and plan to stick with it. After all this was a web site issue (not that that's a good thing), as opposed to a problem with the Mint OS itself.
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Re: Mint Hack Donation thread!

Post by nhra1ss » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:08 pm

Just sent my donation. Glad to help. After playing with Linux Mint for a few years ( dual boot on old laptop with XP ), I had decided last month to upgrade to a newer laptop and run Mint full time. I am converting over.... :D
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