Monthly News – March 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
MBCEStore Mexico
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

  • Alyx Biologicals B.V.
  • Windows VPS Hosting
  • +++ PDF Reader for Android +++
  • +++ PDF Reader for Android +++
  • Caturix
  • Cesar Alvarez
  • Charles Rivers
  • Craig
  • D M Hamilton
  • DRA MEDICAL
  • fotokasten GmbH
  • Inge Vabekk
  • Johan Grip
  • John Bayles Pianos
  • Kristian S.
  • Martin del Mazo
  • Nikolaj Petersen
  • Sascha Reinsch
  • SEER Interactive
  • sefcom computers
  • switchbit
  • The Survival Monkey

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $6214 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 283 donors:

  • $132.85 (7th donation), Hendrik S.
  • $132.85, Simon M.
  • $100 (7th donation), Ronald S.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
  • $100, Paul P. aka “GameOver”
  • $100, Michel P.
  • $100, Philip W.
  • $100, Timothy Q.
  • $79.71, Frans V. O.
  • $75, DecoNetworks, LLC
  • $66.43, Ian A.
  • $66.43, Ian L.
  • $66.43, D V. D. G.
  • $66.43, Linus K.
  • $66.43, Sami K.
  • $53.6 (3rd donation), Gabriel D.
  • $53.14, Pentti S.
  • $50 (48th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
  • $50 (3rd donation), Tim W.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Michael W.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Giuliano L.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Quim aka “slackjp”
  • $50 (2nd donation), Magne L.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Jeffrey C. Drywater
  • $50, James S.
  • $50, Martin W.
  • $50, James B.
  • $50, Steve O.
  • $50, Lin F.
  • $50, J W. T.
  • $50, Brad L.
  • $50, Gordon D.
  • $50, John W.
  • $50, Lee C.
  • $50, Rejean L.
  • $50, Joseph Frazier
  • $50, Werner A.
  • $50, John B.
  • $40, Kevin C.
  • $39.86 (49th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (3rd donation), John H.
  • $39.86, Marko H.
  • $39.86, Entertraining, Lda
  • $37 (2nd donation), Dzmitry Lazerka aka “dlazerka“
  • $33.21 (7th donation), Raymond E.
  • $33.21, Andreas P.
  • $33.21, Michel B. aka “BugsBunny85”
  • $33.21, Branko B.
  • $33.21, Peadar D.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Rodolfo D. N.
  • $30, Jean P. O.
  • $30, Kevin M.
  • $26.57 (4th donation), Dr. R. M.
  • $26.57 (3rd donation), Francisco L. D. A.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Thierry F.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Stefan K. aka “radi1962”
  • $26.57, Enric P. R.
  • $26.57, Frederic D.
  • $26.57, Frank F.
  • $26.57, Attilio C.
  • $26.57, W W.
  • $26.57, Patrick M.
  • $26.57, Derry H.
  • $26.57, Paul B.
  • $26.57, Florian F.
  • $26.57, Ralph H.
  • $26.57, Martin R.
  • $26.57, Ky LMDE
  • $26.57, Benoit B.
  • $25 (30th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (18th donation), John M.
  • $25 (9th donation), Benoit Frigon aka “bfrigon.com“
  • $25 (6th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (5th donation), Charles Rivers
  • $25 (2nd donation), James B.
  • $25, Doug B.
  • $25, David S.
  • $25, Christopher K.
  • $25, Heston L.
  • $25, Michael V. H.
  • $25, Don L. aka “I.M. Online”
  • $25, Kaj C.
  • $25, Thomas A.
  • $25, John H.
  • $25, Denis R.
  • $25, Andrew E.
  • $25, Troy B.
  • $25, John L.
  • $25, Arthur H.
  • $25, Jeffrey H.
  • $25, Curtis M.
  • $25, KenKey aka “kwkmlk”
  • $25, Jonathan M.
  • $25, James G.
  • $25, Kevin L.
  • $20 (10th donation), Jerry Jones
  • $20 (2nd donation), Isidro P. A.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Cecil H.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Patrick Latour
  • $20 (2nd donation), Tommy W.
  • $20, Paul K.
  • $20, Titus L.
  • $20, Paul S.
  • $20, Samuel R.
  • $20, Jorge V. S.
  • $20, Opal M.
  • $20, Buddy L.
  • $20, Atanas K.
  • $20, Alicja N.
  • $20, Jean-louis D.
  • $20, Mary B.
  • $20, Jay T.
  • $20, Victor I.
  • $20, Kenneth O.
  • $20, William B.
  • $20, Rimas V.
  • $20, Kenneth O.
  • $20, Lee G.
  • $20, Joseph B.
  • $20, William C. W.
  • $20, Wesley I.
  • $20, Nihar V.
  • $20, Adrian B.
  • $20, Simon D.
  • $19.93 (3rd donation), Meiko M.
  • $19.93 (2nd donation), Ross M.
  • $19.93 (2nd donation), Adam Mohammad
  • $19.93, Juan T.
  • $19.93, Karel D. B.
  • $19.93, Laurent M. aka “lolomeis”
  • $19.93, Marc C.
  • $19.93, Andrej S.
  • $18.86, Bill L.
  • $15.94 (2nd donation), David W.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Krzysztof S.
  • $15, Christopher D.
  • $15, Dawid M.
  • $15, Steven P.
  • $15, Greg R.
  • $15, Dominique D.
  • $15, John G. aka “User Nescio”
  • $15, Christian K.
  • $15, Francis G.
  • $14.67, William G. N.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Niklas M.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Jan V. P.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Intars Students aka “mobix“
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Robert L.
  • $13.29, Luca B.
  • $13.29, Holger B.
  • $13.29, Viktors B. aka “Linowino”
  • $13.29, Dirk G.
  • $13.29, Johan J.
  • $13.29, Nikos V.
  • $13.29, Philip E.
  • $13.29, John F.
  • $13.29, Frédéric V.
  • $13.29, Florival J.
  • $13.29, Stefan G.
  • $13.29, Angela F.
  • $13.29, Laurent P.
  • $13.29, H K.
  • $13.29, F.D.P. Geurink
  • $13.29, Jan I.
  • $13.29, Kris C. aka “Kriske68”
  • $13.29, James M.
  • $13.29, Roland L.
  • $13.29, Crescenzo F.
  • $13.29, Andre V.
  • $13.29, Gábor P.
  • $13.29, Rainer H.
  • $13.29, Luca P.
  • $13.29, TH
  • $13.29, Catalin Hritcu
  • $13.29, Ra J.
  • $10.63, Jaime C. aka “Jaimito”
  • $10 (36th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (14th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (6th donation), Thomas M.
  • $10 (5th donation), Jurgen Myrthe
  • $10 (4th donation), Gerald G.
  • $10 (3rd donation), James D. aka “Spearmint2”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jan P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Edgar T.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Hubert Banas
  • $10 (2nd donation), Mark C.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Srikanth B.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jose M.
  • $10, Michał W.
  • $10, Christopher B.
  • $10, Marie C.
  • $10, Филимонов К.
  • $10, Michael P.
  • $10, Randy K.
  • $10, Carl B.
  • $10, Gevork P.
  • $10, Jørgen H.
  • $10, Jennifer S.
  • $10, Jay W.
  • $10, Shay K.
  • $10, Peter S.
  • $10, Eric C.
  • $10, Haki F.
  • $10, Rainulf Pineda
  • $10, Hayden B.
  • $10, Лаврентьев М.
  • $10, Cesar A.
  • $10, Philip S.
  • $10, Anon T.
  • $10, Wil G.
  • $10, Bobe B.
  • $10, Sergio D. M. F.
  • $10, James T.
  • $10, Daniel F.
  • $10, Daniel P.
  • $10, Esteban M.
  • $9.96, T.m.a V. D. H.
  • $9.29, Andreas H.
  • $9 (4th donation), Randolph K.
  • $8.3 (2nd donation), Gary S.
  • $8, Rockford C.
  • $7.97, Lluis E.
  • $6.64 (27th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker“
  • $6.64 (8th donation), Javier Guijarro aka “chejofan“
  • $6.64 (8th donation), Yannick G. aka “Uggy”
  • $6.64 (7th donation), Albert J. P.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Alan B.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), anonymous
  • $6.64, Lars K.
  • $6.64, Jouni S.
  • $6.64, Sergej L.
  • $6.64, Dirk R.
  • $6.64, Adolfo R. U.
  • $6.64, Juan P. G. G.
  • $6.64, Raoul V.
  • $6.64, Andrija L.
  • $6, Tymoteusz Jankowski aka “xliiv“
  • $5.31 (4th donation), Guillaume G. aka “Tidusrose”
  • $5.31, Benoit N.
  • $5 (12th donation), Mein Lenovo aka “LinuxMint“
  • $5 (8th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (7th donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $5 (6th donation), Mordi K. aka “Mordik”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Jeremy B.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Daniel W.
  • $5, Милютин Е.
  • $5, Russell G.
  • $5, Free Online Dating
  • $5, Rebecca L.
  • $5, Jim T.
  • $5, Nomura K.
  • $5, Jack H.
  • $5, Nick A.
  • $5, Ronan C.
  • $5, E J. M.
  • $5, Korneliusz M.
  • $5, Bunthan S.
  • $5, Kyle J. M.
  • $5, Jenny R.
  • $5, Atilio P. B. J.
  • $3.99, Massimo D.
  • $3.99, Javier V. B.
  • $3.5, Fernando
  • $3.32, Robin O. aka “golden07”
  • $3, Carlos M. Z.
  • $2.88, Mauricio Hernández aka “Wicho”
  • $2.66 (6th donation), Kevin D.
  • $19 from 14 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3925 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 5836th

Events:

  • LMDE 201403 was released
  • The team celebrated a happy St. Patrick Day
  • MintBox2 became available in Europe
  • Linux Mint 17 was given the codename “Qiana”
  • GOG.com announced plans to support Linux
  • The development team posted 6 articles on Segfault

News and summary:

  • Donations and sponsorships are strong and your financial help allows us to not worry about funding and fully focus on our development. Many thanks to all the people who have sent us donations or who continue to sponsor Linux Mint.
  • We had an exciting new LMDE release, with Update Pack 8 and brand new ISOs, EFI/GPT support and all the improvements featured in Linux Mint 16.
  • MATE 1.8 was released (click here for details) and Cinnamon 2.2 is being released today (keep an eye on Segfault for announcements).
  • A lot of development was done in preparation for Linux Mint 17. A few of the new features were previewed on Segfault: Locale management , hidpi support, date and time settings, mintMenu improvements.
  • Cinnamon 2.2 will continue to receive bug fixes while we switch focus to Linux Mint and improvements planned for the Mint tools. We’re expecting Linux Mint 17 to hit RC in the middle of next month, with a stable release at the end of May.

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