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By jeremy at 2006-03-06 15:52

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March, 6th, 2006 -- The polls are closed and the results are in for the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Among the winners are Ubuntu, Firefox, MySQL and OpenOffice.org. The Members Choice Awards allow members of the Linux community to choose their favorite products in a variety of categories including Linux Distribution of the Year, Office Suite of the Year and Web Browser of the Year. "For the fourth consecutive year we've had a record number of votes cast", said Jeremy Garcia, founder and admin of LinuxQuestions.org. "It's always a great feeling to be able to recognize the hard work that goes into quality Open Source projects", he continued.

A list of winners follows, with the percentage of the votes in parenthesis.

  • Distribution of the Year - Ubuntu (19.49%)
  • Database of the Year - MySQL (62.98%)
  • Office Suite of the Year - OpenOffice.org (84.84%)
  • Browser of the Year - Firefox (71.90%)
  • Mail Client of the Year - Thunderbird (51.74%)
  • Text Editor of the Year - vi/vim (37.96%)
  • Open Source Game of the Year - Frozen Bubble (23.17%)
  • Window Manager of the Year - Fluxbox (27.11%)
  • Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (64.86%)
  • Audio Multimedia Application of the Year - amaroK (41.86%)
  • Video Multimedia Application of the Year - mplayer (46.94%)
  • Messaging App of the Year - Gaim (52.41%)
  • Security App of the Year - nmap (31.68%)
  • LiveCD Distribution of the Year - Knoppix (39.59%)
  • Windows on Linux App of the Year - Wine (53.94%)
  • File Manager of the Year - Konqueror (51.25%)
  • IDE of the Year - Eclipse (31.99%)
  • Graphics App of the Year - GIMP (62.02%)
  • Shell of the Year - bash (89.67%)
  • Web Development Editor of the Year - Quanta (44.31%)

A full list of nominees along with detailed results can be found at http://www.linuxquestions.org/awards/. This is the fourth annual LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Past winners include Red Hat, PostgreSQL and Mozilla.

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LinuxQuestions.org is a free, friendly and active Linux Community with over 220,000 members and over 2,100,000 posts. Founded in 2000 LQ offers forums, reviews, a Linux hardware compatibility list, a Linux knowledge base in wiki format, Linux tutorials, a free Linux download site, a Linux podcast, a Linux Radio show, a social bookmarking site and more. LQ has forums for everything from Linux Newbies to Linux in the Enterprise and has 25 officially recognized Linux distribution forums.

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