News/2016 Annual Report and Announcement

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GalliumOS Project, 2016

As we close the books on our first full year of operations, we'd like to thank everyone who helped make it such a great year for the GalliumOS Project!

Thank you for contributing, answering questions on Reddit and IRC, asking questions on Reddit and IRC, researching configuration tweaks, testing new builds, and reporting successes and failures.

We're looking forward to more in 2017, and hope you'll join us for the ride!

We have some announcements as well as some statistics for the past year.

Stickers and T-Shirts

We will be sending GalliumOS stickers to PayPal contributors in 2017. Be sure to include a mailing address with your PayPal donation, and we'll send you two stickers (one of each). If you've already donated in 2017, thank you! -- and check your email for one from us requesting your mailing address. If you would like to contribute, but do not want stickers, just let us know.

We also have shirts available for a limited time through Teespring. They have the logo with "GalliumOS" on the front in your choice of blue, black, or gray, in unisex or women's. The campaign will run for two weeks, from January 23rd to February 7th. T-shirt pricing is set to cover our costs to Teespring and will not be a significant source of funds for the Project.

EDIT: It's come to our attention that Teespring will be discontinuing the color of blue we're using for our shirts. If you really want a shirt in that particular blue, now might be the only time.

2016 in Numbers

GalliumOS ISO Downloads and Installs

GalliumOS downloads are available from primary and mirror sites. You can also download through BitTorrent.

Installation instructions and options are documented on the GalliumOS wiki.

45,194 ISO Downloads:
19,088 Haswell
7,834 Broadwell
14,249 Bay Trail
3,556 Sandy/Ivy Bridge
399 Braswell
33 Skylake
36 Samus
16,344 chrx installs

Web Statistics

GalliumOS documentation and support is provided through our website, our wiki, the GalliumOS subreddit, and IRC. Please join us in any of those places if you have any questions or would like to help work on GalliumOS!

Unique users, monthly Page views, monthly Data transfer, monthly 20,811 66,792 2343 GB
Reddit 5,581 20,477


Thank You to everyone who contributed in 2016!

We will be sending GalliumOS stickers to all contributors in 2017! Be sure to include your shipping address when you contribute through Paypal!

$89.76 Account balance, starting 2016
193 Contributions
$3850.01 Total contributions
($3198.08) Expenses:
$182.21 PayPal fees
$657.41 Hosting for web/download/build servers
$1478.41 Hardware for test and development
$87.53 Other (domain renewals, shipping costs, etc)
$100.00 Donation to the Numix Project
$133.00 GalliumOS promotional stickers
$559.52 Taxes, estimated
$741.69 Account balance, ending 2016

GalliumOS 2.1

GalliumOS 2.1 is nearing release. We'll be making a separate announcement soon. The 2.1 release will include support for UEFI booting, as well as audio for most Braswell models, and package updates for all. Nightly images are available now.


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Thank You!

- The GalliumOS Team, 20170120