Thanks for Your Support
The Linux Mint project receives a great deal of support from its community of users and we would like to thank each and every contributor for participating. We are growing fast and our distribution is getting better every day thanks to you.
It is very easy to make a difference. Depending on your skill set, your availability, and on your wealth you can help Linux Mint in one or more of the following ways:
You can help by making a financial contribution to the project. Due to revenue from advertisements and your donations, the Linux Mint project can afford to buy dedicated servers, advertising campaigns, new hardware and equipment, and to provide an income for the development team.
By sponsoring Linux Mint, you will be contributing to Linux Mint by giving the development team a regular and predictable income. Sponsorships are the best way to help Linux Mint's developers and artists get to the point where they are able to work full-time on Mint-related projects.
Support and promotion
Joining the Community
Linux Mint isn't just an operating system, it's also a dynamic community of people who enjoy, gather, and interact with a free and open project. Whether it's by helping others sort through issues, by making them feel welcome, by participating in community-driven projects (repositories, podcasts, artwork...etc) or simply by meeting and talking to other Linux Mint users, we recommend you join the community and participate in making Mint better.
If you have some spare time and you're willing to help other users with technical problems, you should seriously consider reading the forums and/or joining the IRC channel and helping other Linux Mint users solve the problems you know how to fix.
If you've noticed something that doesn't work properly while using Linux Mint, let us know. The problem you have discovered is likely to affect others as well; The sooner we know about it, the sooner we're able to fix it.
The vast majority of improvements included in each release come from the community. If there's something that you think is missing or that could be done better, please tell us. Whether it's the inclusion of a missing hardware driver, or a software application that should be part of a stock installation, or if you have any other ideas on how to make Linux Mint better, we're always interested in hearing them.
If you can read English and if you speak another language, you can help us translate Linux Mint. Your efforts will allow Linux Mint to fully support display in your language.
If you are talented in graphic design and willing to contribute to the project, please send us your creations and artwork. Whether it's a simple wallpaper, an icon set, a splash screen, or even a new logo, we're always interested to hear from you about new artwork.
Most of our development is done in Python and Glade. We also use Git for version control and APT/DEB for packaging. If you're comfortable with these technologies, don't hesitate to have a look at the code. If you think you can improve our applications or write new ones don't hesitate to suggest patches or to fork our git repositories.