Monthly News – July 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 *
compute.ch gmbh
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
Michael Sartain
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

  • Alyx Biologicals B.V.
  • Windows VPS Hosting
  • Sam Torno
  • Caturix
  • Cesar Alvarez
  • Charles Rivers
  • Clare Florist
  • Clare Florist
  • Craig
  • D M Hamilton
  • Evgeniy Lykov
  • fotokasten GmbH
  • John Bayles Pianos
  • Marcus Seidler
  • Martin del Mazo
  • Nikolaj Petersen
  • Sascha Reinsch
  • SEER Interactive
  • sefcom computers
  • switchbit
  • The Survival Monkey
  • Uwe Klosa

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 $8341 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 307 donors:

  • $1000 (7th donation), Ian M. aka “bcc4foss“
  • $398.56 (2nd donation), Frank Z.
  • $150, Dwight B.
  • $132.85, Nils B.
  • $132.85, Wolfgang B.
  • $132.85, Marco L.
  • $100 (4th donation), Jackson T. B.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Philip W.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Peter D.
  • $100, Clayton H.
  • $100, RD Technical Solutions
  • $100, George A.
  • $79.71 (11th donation), Raymond E.
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), Le bretzel
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), Matthias P.
  • $66.43, Ruurd T.
  • $66.43, Brian E.
  • $66.43, Angus L.
  • $66.43, Arnulf O.
  • $66.43, Gilles B.
  • $66.43, Jean D. N.
  • $53.14 (2nd donation), Sebastian B.
  • $53.14, Yves G.
  • $50 (52th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (51th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (14th donation), Wolfgang P.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Anthony C.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Amanda H.
  • $50, Lester B.
  • $50, John aka “xargs”
  • $50, Joe C.
  • $50, Carl S.
  • $50, Alex G Doll Consulting Ltd
  • $50, Stephen T.
  • $50, Kenny H.
  • $50, Bernd M.
  • $50, Deague B.
  • $50, C Bailey
  • $50, Steven B.
  • $50, Marie S.
  • $46.5 (3rd donation), Reinhard W.
  • $45.17 (4th donation), Ion B.
  • $43.84, Holger L.
  • $42 (2nd donation), Greg R.
  • $41.18 (2nd donation), George M.
  • $40, James G.
  • $39.86 (53th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (4th donation), Steve Guard aka “SteveG”
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Antonio B.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Kevin W.
  • $39.86, Christian P.
  • $39.86, SPY ITALY srl aka “SPY“
  • $39.86, Tomi K.
  • $39.86, Frank V.
  • $39.86, Brigitte E.
  • $39.86, Leonidas E.
  • $35, Jeffrey S.
  • $33.21 (5th donation), LD114
  • $33.21 (5th donation), Robert P.
  • $33.21, Robert D. aka “Wilbobob”
  • $33.21, John T.
  • $33.21, Patrick M.
  • $33.21, Si B.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Robert E.
  • $30, Bernard C.
  • $30, Christopher S.
  • $30, Michael H.
  • $30, Motalia Ltd
  • $26.57 (4th donation), Intars Students aka “mobix“
  • $26.57 (4th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Erwin O. aka “DJNightchild”
  • $26.57, Logan M.
  • $26.57, Gerhard H.
  • $26.57, Andre C.
  • $26.57, Pascal G.
  • $26.57, DeanO
  • $26.57, Manfred W.
  • $26.57, home
  • $26.57, Christian W.
  • $26.57, Herbert M.
  • $26.57, Peter M.
  • $26.57, Miguel V.
  • $26.57, Nicolas M.
  • $26.57, Stefan L.
  • $26.57, Peter M.
  • $26, Glen G.
  • $25 (34th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (9th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (4th donation), Steve T.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Rudolph C.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Brendan M.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Permacycle
  • $25 (2nd donation), Jon G.
  • $25, Patrick M.
  • $25, Bob M.
  • $25, Jerry T.
  • $25, Jason S.
  • $25, Nutu T.
  • $25, James B.
  • $25, Michael S. aka “Mickey6”
  • $25, James N.
  • $25, Todd L.
  • $25, Roland H.
  • $25, Chris C.
  • $25, Daryl L.
  • $21.26, Thomas L.
  • $20 (36th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (36th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (5th donation), David M.
  • $20 (4th donation), Gene C.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Ian B.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Zombiedude
  • $20 (2nd donation), Cristiano S.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Dennis H.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Sven A.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Pierre J.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Tony V.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Dave G.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Amer K.
  • $20, Shakeel A.
  • $20, Gary N.
  • $20, Neil A.
  • $20, Rohan V. D.
  • $20, Karl S.
  • $20, Ian M.
  • $20, Jeffrey T.
  • $20, Peter P.
  • $20, Shane H.
  • $20, David T.
  • $20, Johnny F.
  • $20, William M.
  • $20, Jackie O
  • $20, Michael D.
  • $20, Digital Creatures Studio
  • $20, Hemant P.
  • $20, Larry P.
  • $20, Patrick D.
  • $20, Carleton S.
  • $20, Robert E.
  • $20, Кузнецов А.
  • $20, John W.
  • $20, Lampshade
  • $20, Michael T.
  • $20, Ray H.
  • $20, Dave E.
  • $19.93, Andreas V.
  • $19.93, Bertrand W.
  • $19.93, Florian B.
  • $19.93, Jean J. S.
  • $19.93, Tobias S.
  • $17.27 (2nd donation), Kamaljit S.
  • $17, Jacob V. C.
  • $15.94, Peter C.
  • $15 (3rd donation), Benjamin G.
  • $15, Colin C.
  • $15, Linden R.
  • $15, Francisco Y.
  • $15, Daniel P.
  • $14.61 (3rd donation), Tomasz K.
  • $13.29 (12th donation), Mark W.
  • $13.29 (7th donation), Jens-uwe R.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Hans P.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Alrik S.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Holger B.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Francois G.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Toni C.
  • $13.29, Andrzej S.
  • $13.29, Jakisa T.
  • $13.29, Steven S.
  • $13.29, Marius B.
  • $13.29, Nicola V.
  • $13.29, Michael E.
  • $13.29, Stoyan N.
  • $13.29, Ondrej V.
  • $13.29, James B.
  • $13.29, Stefán J.
  • $13.29, James S.
  • $13.29, Veronika H.
  • $13.29, Eugen S.
  • $13.29, Derek L.
  • $13.29, Petr S.
  • $13.29, Luuk V. ‘. H.
  • $13.29, Thomas C. aka “3dBloke”
  • $13.29, Matteo A. C.
  • $13.29, Janis E.
  • $13.29, Benjamin R.
  • $13.29, Wolfgang M.
  • $13.29, Arthur V. A.
  • $13.29, Sergiy R.
  • $13.29, Kevin M.
  • $13.29, Wawanta R.
  • $13.29, Jan C.
  • $13.29, Ralf O.
  • $12.82, Stephen G.
  • $12.24, Taeyuun M.
  • $11 (6th donation), Randolph K.
  • $10 (40th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (11th donation), Charlie Robinson
  • $10 (5th donation), Mark C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Antoine T.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Vincent C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Robert L.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Hubert P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), S. Falcão
  • $10 (2nd donation), Wilson G.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Andrei R.
  • $10, Ivo S.
  • $10, Cristiano de Oliveira
  • $10, Thomas L.
  • $10, Ailson O.
  • $10, Steven L.
  • $10, Evan M.
  • $10, ROG. FER.FOLIENI
  • $10, Mercedes R. O.
  • $10, Robert B.
  • $10, Charles P.
  • $10, Hermanus B.
  • $10, Debra B.
  • $10, Robert S.
  • $10, Jared W.
  • $10, Jesper L.
  • $10, Carlos E. P. M.
  • $10, Toshihiro K.
  • $10, Raul C.
  • $10, Theis H.
  • $10, 2N COMPANY
  • $10, Chen C.
  • $10, Heikki L.
  • $10, Denton D.
  • $10, Tihonov V.
  • $10, Rafael M. A.
  • $10, Roger K.
  • $10, Paul W.
  • $10, Justin M.
  • $7.97 (2nd donation), Jaime C.
  • $7, Best Electronic Place
  • $6.64 (6th donation), anonymous
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Mario G.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Etienne N.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Jouni S.
  • $6.64, Manuel C. aka “Manel“
  • $6.64, José V.
  • $6.64, Peter W.
  • $6.64, Laurence W.
  • $6.64, Pavel D.
  • $6.64, Alan S.
  • $6.64, Sebastian D.
  • $6.64, Antonella M.
  • $6.64, Athauda M.
  • $6.3, Cao W.
  • $6 (6th donation), Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
  • $5 (11th donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (8th donation), Randy R. aka “MonkeyMint”
  • $5 (7th donation), Randy R. aka “MonkeyMint”
  • $5 (6th donation), Randy R. aka “MonkeyMint”
  • $5 (5th donation), Randy R. aka “MonkeyMint”
  • $5 (4th donation), Jh B.
  • $5 (4th donation), Rockford C.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Ronnie K
  • $5 (2nd donation), frisky
  • $5 (2nd donation), Graham A.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Matthew L.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Pikavippi
  • $5 (2nd donation), William Menezes
  • $5, David H.
  • $5, Robert L.
  • $5, Christopher S.
  • $5, Agus S.
  • $5, Marcelo A. R. S.
  • $5, Yano K.
  • $5, Sean H.
  • $5, Peter Nielsen aka “PeterN“
  • $5, John Wilson
  • $5, Leandro R. P. Beock
  • $5, Bo H.
  • $5, Eugen L.
  • $5, Gianluigi M.
  • $5, Unknown
  • $5, Davis P.
  • $5, Jan N.
  • $5, Marco O.
  • $5, Johanna R.
  • $5, Elton B.
  • $5, Angela C.
  • $4.64986, Andrew O. C.
  • $3.99, Domenico E. L. N.
  • $3.99, Jaroslav V.
  • $3.99, Gonzalo T. M.
  • $3, Chetverikov K.
  • $3, Rodrigo R. aka “Akira Kazama”
  • $22.4 from 17 smaller donations

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3186 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 5313rd

News and summary:

  • Many thanks to all the people who have sent us donations and to all our sponsors.
  • New features for Linux Mint 17.1 are being developed and described on the Segfault blog as they near completion. Lately, the Update Manager received an improved kernel selection screen as well as richer and localized package descriptions.
  • After a long reflection and many discussions the decision was made to switch Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) from its current snapshot cycle to a Debian Stable package base. The transition from Update Pack 8 to Debian Jessie should be smooth and similar to a traditional UP upgrade, in sync with the upstream Jessie freeze planned for November this year.

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