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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2022, 10:31:30 PM »
 

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Would love to see photos of your purchases in action! Thank you for your support Artim.

Wellllll,
The coffee mug is good, but the hoodie was the wrong size. I gave it to someone who it fits. They don't care that it's a Linux Lite hoodie, they just think it's very cool looking! as do I.


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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2022, 02:22:56 AM »
 

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Would love to see photos of your purchases in action! Thank you for your support Artim.

Wellllll,
The coffee mug is good, but the hoodie was the wrong size. I gave it to someone who it fits. They don't care that it's a Linux Lite hoodie, they just think it's very cool looking! as do I.
 

Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2022, 06:52:17 PM »
 

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Well, after much toing and froing, Stripe is back on board. At this stage, I'm just going to leave the option on the main page. See how this goes.
 

Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2022, 06:00:04 PM »
 

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I'm with @kissbaby3 on this. I have donated before, using my ordinary credit card on the secure site, but with the ridiculous changes Paypal made (and then rescinded, but too late), I'll be using one of those prepaid Visa cards from now on. I did just buy a new coffee cup and hoodie last week. But I think direct donations are the best way to go. If there's an alternative to Paypal, please consider using that too.


Would love to see photos of your purchases in action! Thank you for your support Artim.
 

Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2022, 05:27:43 AM »
 

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I'm with @kissbaby3 on this. I have donated before, using my ordinary credit card on the secure site, but with the ridiculous changes Paypal made (and then rescinded, but too late), I'll be using one of those prepaid Visa cards from now on. I did just buy a new coffee cup and hoodie last week. But I think direct donations are the best way to go. If there's an alternative to Paypal, please consider using that too.
 

Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2022, 03:17:51 AM »
 

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Out of seemingly nowhere, Stripe has decided to classify us as 'crowdfunding'.

This makes us in breach of their Terms. So, no more 'Pay what you Want' until some time in the future...maybe.
Website will be updated in the next couple of days.
 

Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2022, 11:12:45 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2022, 09:32:27 PM »
 

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I donated a coffee a while back using PayPal, made me feel a bit better for getting such an awesome OS for free.  I would like to donate more and will in the near future.  I would think everyone could donate $5.00 every now and then and not break the budget.

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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2022, 11:32:16 AM »
 

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[...]Conclusion

Pay nothing or even 50c for Linux Lite and get arguably a more secure, more productive and able to work on modern machines OS solution, or pay $139 to MS for a less secure operating system that you can't make copies of and share with others.

I went on the donation path. România, is far from being a wadge (pension) heaven. Most people, barely get from one month to another. It takes a lot of money management skills to make it through.
I studied carefully all the options and I strongly belive that you covered all possibilities. From "zero to hero", it's all there.
As for the comparison with MS, I strongly belive the same: too much money for a low quality delivery, let alone the "EULA"...
I had my share of Win, about 17 years so, I know exactly what I say, from practice.

This is a simple math I made:

If anyone of LL users donate 0.5 euro (USD...) monthly, at an estimate of 100,000 users, that is... 50,000 euro. More than enough for a nice full-time job + expenses.
I know I'm a little bit utopic (or day-dreamer), but still...
So, I do my best to "walk the talk". ;)
This goes like in "for the price of a cheap coffee" (In România, a cheap coffee, is 0.62 euro or 3 lei.). But as we can see, it gets the job done.
Again, I admit, I'm maybe too much of a dreamer...

Now... Getting a cold shower: this forum has some 1500 "fans". If they donate monthly 1 euro, there are still 1,500 euros. A little "behind the schedule", but still good.

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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2022, 10:45:33 AM »
 

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[...]Is the site secure enough is my question, if so I would like to donate.[...]

I also donated. If you check the URL for the "https://" (SSL protocol) and you see a green lock beside it, then the site (any site) is secured. You can also check the credentials by clicking on the green lock (Validity of the Certificate, the date it was issued, the owner, encryption level, etc.)
As for "secure enough", how can you or anyone else tell that? If sites like Yahoo or Facebook have been hijacked, then we have an idea.

Anyway: After some 24 hours, if everything went right, you'll find your name on the donators list. This means the donation got where it should be.
Check the page:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/donate_people.html[/b]]https://www.linuxliteos.com/donate_people.html

If anything went wrong, then check your transactions at your bank. International banking regulations, allow you to revert any transaction you suspect was forged, in a time frame of 30 days from the day the transaction was issued. So, if you are a little bit more cautios, you can still fix things.

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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2022, 02:57:00 PM »
 

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As a donator... yes, the donations page - https://www.linuxliteos.com/donate.html
Has various payment entities such as paypal...

Thanks for the update as I haven't been to that page in a while
Vint,
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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2022, 02:49:10 PM »
 

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As a donator... yes, the donations page - https://www.linuxliteos.com/donate.html
Has various payment entities such as paypal...
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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2022, 02:29:07 PM »
 

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I think this a great idea and i would like to contribute but security is my main concern.  I am new to Linux Lite and I downloaded and installed it along side windows 7 home premium with the hope to replace it by the end of the year.  I wouldn't have been able to install LL without all of the instructions on the website, they made it easy for me to get the ISO downloaded on a USB without any problems.
Is the site secure enough is my question, if so I would like to donate.

Thanks again for everything,

Vint

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Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2022, 12:47:02 PM »
 

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Just donated 50€ today. Yesterday I revived a small old laptop with Windows 8 on it and a password I couldn't remember. The installation took me less time that trying multiple passwords then locating the key combination to the boot menu. Awesome job, hope you can live from your passion one day.

Thank you for your contribution :)
 

Re: Linux Lite - Pay What You Can
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2022, 04:43:20 AM »
 

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Just donated 50€ today. Yesterday I revived a small old laptop with Windows 8 on it and a password I couldn't remember. The installation took me less time that trying multiple passwords then locating the key combination to the boot menu. Awesome job, hope you can live from your passion one day.
 

 

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