Monthly News – October 2015

News

We’re just a few days away from the releases of Cinnamon 2.8 and MATE 1.12. If everything goes according to plan, both desktop environments should be officially released by the end of the month.

In MATE, we ported some of the features which had been implemented for Cinnamon, long standing bugs and many little usability paper-cuts were fixed (among them, the fact that playing a video didn’t stop the screensaver from kicking in … the fact that panel applets were reordered when changing resolutions..etc etc.)  and hardware support (touchpad and multiple-monitors support in particular) was significantly improved.

Early access to Cinnamon 2.8 was also announced, so if you feel like beta-testing it, you can already upgrade to it by following the instructions at  http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2015/10/early-access-to-cinnamon-2-8. And if you’d rather wait for its official release, we’ll post a description of all the new features around the 31st of October and Cinnamon 2.8 will then be shipped in LMDE and Linux Mint 17.3.

Many thanks to Vault Networks who recently celebrated 6 years of supporting Linux Mint. Our project wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for the fantastic support we’ve getting throughout the years from our community and from our sponsors. I’d like to send a big thank you to everybody involved in supporting us, whether it’s via donations, partnerships, sponsorships, development, ideas or technical support to fellow Mint-users.

Next month we should be ready to announce some of the cross-desktop improvements we worked on (I wish I could cover that more in details but it’s not ready so I’d rather not talk about it just yet) and we’ll then prepare for the start of Linux Mint 17.3.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

  • Sam Torno
  • Charles Rivers
  • Cheta Nwanze
  • Clare Florist
  • Coupofy
  • Daddy Nutrition
  • Ehline Law Firm PC – Long Beach
  • Hosting Kingdom
  • htpcBeginner.com
  • Jeramy Ross
  • John Bayles Pianos
  • Kansas DUI Attorneys
  • Kristian S.
  • LAROS
  • Mark Cohen
  • Martin del Mazo
  • MilesWeb Hosting
  • Nikolaj Petersen
  • Old Roy (aka Myrkat)
  • Peter Ehlert
  • Peter K.
  • Peter Urban
  • PSB Law
  • Rainulf Pineda
  • S Thistle
  • Sascha Reinsch
  • sefcom computers
  • switchbit
  • Tam Le
  • Tekoia Ltd.
  • Uwe Klosa
  • Wayne Chapeskie
  • Yang, C.-C.

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

Donations in September:

A total of $6,448 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 363 donors:

$100 (3rd donation), Nono W.
$100 (2nd donation), Don C.
$100, Leslie B. B.
$95 (10th donation), Jobs Near You aka “Find Jobs”
$84 (3rd donation), Louis Ayotte
$81, Michael S.
$75 (2nd donation), Brennan H.
$56 (2nd donation), Uwe T.
$56 (2nd donation), Marco L. aka “MAR9000”
$56, Sébastien G.
$56, Anton B.
$56, Adrian T.
$56, Christoph P.
$50 (65th donation), Matthew M.
$50 (13th donation), Robert D B.
$50 (6th donation), Carlos H. G.
$50 (4th donation), Patrick C.
$50 (4th donation), Mike Mazzuca
$50 (3rd donation), Paul W.
$50 (2nd donation), Brian aka “Myrkat”
$50, David S.
$50, Caesar S.
$50, Greg L.
$50, Dale K.
$50, William R.
$50, Kyrascope L.
$50, George H.
$50, Prakasam R.
$50, Ken W.
$50, Steve S.
$45, Sylvain D.
$40 (6th donation), Kevin Safford
$40, John C.
$40, Chris H.
$40, Gary H.
$40, Dale H.
$35, Nelson P.
$35, Gerardo R.
$34 (67th donation), Olli K.
$34 (3rd donation), Rafael G. V.
$34, Gauthier B.
$34, Niels T. C.
$34, Michael A.
$34, Vincent V.
$30 (9th donation), Jobs Near You aka “Find Jobs”
$30 (3rd donation), Christophe A.
$30 (2nd donation), Andreas R.
$30 (2nd donation), James W.
$30, Ian M.
$30, Christopher H.
$30, Gerd G.
$30, Martin C. C.
$30, Paul D.
$30, Elnur M.
$30, Timothy A.
$30, Richard M.
$30, John R.
$30, Robert O.
$30, Donna J.
$28 (3rd donation), Eduard L.
$28 (2nd donation), Rebel450
$28, Jordi E. C.
$28, Antti-Pekka M.
$28, Francois A. aka “fanetk”
$28, Christos L.
$25 (48th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (23rd donation), John M.
$25 (9th donation), Peter D.
$25 (4th donation), Kwan L.
$25 (2nd donation), Catherine D.
$25 (2nd donation), Anurag S.
$25 (2nd donation), John aka “xargs”
$25, Donald M.
$25, Richard J.
$25, Patricia S. aka “bramble”
$25, Jan S.
$25, Jerzy Z.
$25, George E.
$25, Clayton G.
$25, Jack G.
$25, Alexander G.
$25, Caleb P.
$25, Marco N.
$25, Daniel G.
$25, Norton C. &. C.
$25, Eva P.
$25, Joseph W.
$25, Ho-leung N.
$24, George A.
$22 (2nd donation), Frank V. Pedersen
$22, Niels L.
$22, Karl E.
$22, Matteo P.
$22, Peter W.
$22, Marcel B.
$22, Vasileios T. aka “tsapi”
$22, Stefan H.
$22, Onno G.
$22, Peter D.
$22, William B.
$22, Stefano L.
$22, Laurent F.
$22, Jürgen F.
$22, Marek L.
$20 (7th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (4th donation), Michel S.
$20 (4th donation), Jacqueem S. aka “Go Live Lively”
$20 (3rd donation), Michael Dowden
$20 (3rd donation), James A.
$20 (2nd donation), Dave I.
$20 (2nd donation), Prasad S aka “medicine30”
$20, Diego A. aka “El Gatopardo”
$20, Martha S.
$20, Crunch Press
$20, Karel M.
$20, James T.
$20, Timothy D.
$20, Richard I.
$20, Christopher D.
$20, Nick J.
$20, Mark F.
$20, Marek S.
$20, Francisco G.
$20, Brent S.
$20, Glenn S.
$20, Raikanta S.
$20, Gary A.
$20, Alessio B.
$20, Robert E. H.
$20, Shaun K.
$20, Haydon M.
$20, Nelson I.
$20, Birt M.
$20, Robin K.
$20, Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr”
$20, Mark P.
$20, Ian U.
$20, Michael R.
$20, Roger O.
$20, Medardo A.
$20, Sebit M.
$20, Hubert C.
$20, Ildikó N.
$17, Felix K.
$17, Svetla D.
$17, Marco N.
$17, D M. C.
$17, Marinus E.
$17, Niels B.
$17, Daniele P.
$17, Jaume F. V. aka “Mal”
$16 (3rd donation), K Soulsby
$16, qwaqwa68
$16, Brian C.
$15 (6th donation), James D. aka “Spearmint2”
$15 (6th donation), Michael H. aka “hikiboi1969”
$15, Michael C.
$15, Bay P.
$15, Obayashi J.
$15, Olivier F.
$15, Joseph F.
$15, Işil Ç.
$15, Isak H. aka “iah”
$14 (4th donation), SSKA
$12 (54th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12, Marcin P.
$11 (22nd donation), Raymond E.
$11 (6th donation), Christian B.
$11 (6th donation), Tomasz K.
$11 (5th donation), Kirk P.
$11 (2nd donation), Henrik H.
$11 (2nd donation), Josef K.
$11 (2nd donation), Jerome M.
$11 (2nd donation), Artur H.
$11 (2nd donation), Philipp H.
$11, Jimmy B.
$11, Sebastian W.
$11, D.Feldmeier
$11, Antonin G.
$11, Ian C.
$11, Miloslav F.
$11, Manuel T. G.
$11, Mikko S.
$11, Anthony F.
$11, Dimitris T.
$11, Anil G.
$11, Justo G.
$11, Christopher M.
$11, Claudio R.
$11, Gino P.
$11, Raoul M.
$11, Frederik M.
$11, Bombshelter
$11, Richard K.
$11, Matt S.
$11, Tomi P.
$11, Markku H.
$11, Detlev F.
$11, Norman W.
$11, Nicola C.
$11, Alfred Vereecken aka “Alver”
$11, Klaudius P.
$11, Julien M.
$11, Craig C.
$11, Jan D.
$11, Andreas K.
$11, Octavio P.
$11, Stefan S.
$10 (46th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (10th donation), Christopher R.
$10 (8th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$10 (4th donation), Dave B.
$10 (4th donation), Donald F.
$10 (3rd donation), Carl B.
$10 (3rd donation), Dave B.
$10 (3rd donation), Devon B.
$10 (3rd donation), Douglas T.
$10 (3rd donation), David B. (Davey) aka “tekjunkie”
$10 (2nd donation), Christian K.
$10 (2nd donation), Ondrej M.
$10 (2nd donation), Steve Diamond aka ““Mindfulness Coach Steve””
$10 (2nd donation), Jaeyull L.
$10 (2nd donation), David B. (Davey) aka “tekjunkie”
$10 (2nd donation), Randy D.
$10 (2nd donation), Rwhl W.
$10 (2nd donation), Christopher B.
$10, Joel C.
$10, Travis T.
$10, Kerry G.
$10, David M.
$10, Shahand A.
$10, Daniel C.
$10, Robin P.
$10, Jacek P.
$10, Christian S.
$10, Brent T.
$10, Cathi I.
$10, Nourishing Herbs
$10, Matthew M.
$10, Alessandro B.
$10, Lesley W.
$10, Dejun Q.
$10, Altair M.
$10, Peter P.
$10, Hugh K.
$10, Tyler T.
$10, Joshua S.
$10, Arunas A.
$10, Kordun O.
$10, Paul C.
$10, Russel R.
$10, PARABOLYAZILIM LTD
$10, William F.
$10, Ivo D.
$10, Pablo D. N.
$10, James W.
$10, Diana M.
$9 (2nd donation), Dieter L.
$8 (10th donation), Albert J. P.
$8 (3rd donation), Joshua P.
$8 (2nd donation), Stefan T.
$8, Stefan M. H.
$8, Jose R.
$7.5, Sajjan H.
$7 (5th donation), SSKA
$7 (2nd donation), Rocco S.
$7 (2nd donation), Sandra W.
$6 (2nd donation), Michael P.
$6 (2nd donation), Tung-Yi Chen aka “Tic”
$6, John T.
$6, Jan R.
$6, Marian C. B. aka “Ice Alinutza”
$6, Mario B.
$6, Ike Boffo
$6, Marco T.
$6, Juan S. T.
$6, Johannes J.
$6, Linberg G.
$6, Moritz H.
$6, Mladen P.
$6, Philippe L.
$6, Riccardo S.
$6, Pau S. F.
$6, Nick G.
$6, Krasimir G. D.
$6, Fabio Baratti
$6, HistorEduca aka “signatux”
$6, Srdjan I.
$6, Nikolaos N.
$6, Stephan L.
$6, Laurent H.
$6, Oleksandr S.
$6, Tscheliesnigg
$5.95, Sudip Kanti Mitra
$5 (15th donation), Crusader
$5 (14th donation), Crusader
$5 (3rd donation), Eric H.
$5 (3rd donation), Jason G.
$5 (2nd donation), Mikhail S.
$5 (2nd donation), MUTLU
$5 (2nd donation), Monty W.
$5 (2nd donation), Daniel G.
$5 (2nd donation), JayEmPee
$5, David T. M.
$5, JayEmPee
$5, Another Canadian happily enjoying Linux
$5, Kustom Timber aka “Tristan”
$5, Jay C. aka “230KVDR”
$5, Oleg K.
$5, Stephane Quimpere aka “stefer09”
$5, Brad West
$5, Toothaker
$5, Arvis Lācis aka “arvislacis”
$5, George S.
$5, Radu C.
$5, David B. (Davey) aka “tekjunkie”
$5, Thomas S.
$5, Miguel A. H. S.
$5, Julien L.
$5, Üveys A.
$5, Miguel P. L.
$5, Rajmohan A.
$5, George C.
$5, David T. M.
$5, Eric Alan Solo
$5, Religious Life Project
$5, Hakim
$4, Adel M.
$4, Tomas B.
$4, Pietro S.
$4, Pietro S.
$3.25, Roman R.
$3 (12th donation), Leafs
$3 (9th donation), RoDi – Sprava IT
$3, Leon D.
$3, Tomas B.
$3, Jaras S.
$2 (21st donation), Максим В.
$2 (6th donation), Dan Å.
$2 (3rd donation), sprintcowboy
$2 (2nd donation), Serbu I. aka “ionut.linux”
$2 (2nd donation), Clent W.
$2, Serbu I. aka “ionut.linux”
$2, Kabanov I.
$2, Richard P.
$2, Elder R.
$15.51 from 17 smaller donations

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