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jeremy 01-13-2011 09:57 AM

Welcome to the 2010 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
 
Welcome to the 2010 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. The categories have been chosen, the nominees have been posted and I'm happy to announce that the polls are now open. To vote, visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-93/ and select your entry in each category. If you have any suggestions for additions or modifications to poll nominees, please post in the thread for the poll in question. Any general suggestions should be posted in this thread.

A couple comments:

* We do realize that some polls have nominees that are not directly comparable. There are already over 30 polls. If we got down to the granularity some members would like to see, there would be 100's if not 1000's of polls. That would be a net decline in the usefulness of the awards IMHO. We try to strike the best balance we can, and do modify the polls and nominees every year, based on feedback. If you have any suggestions on how the polls can be improved, do let us know.

* There are no set in stone guidelines for voting. Our recommendation is to base your vote on which application you found most valuable to you in 2010, along with which project you feel made the biggest improvements in 2010. That being said, in the end the criteria is up to you.

* Posting a comment is optional, but do be aware that for your vote to count you have to select an option and click the "Vote Now" button (regardless of whether you have left a comment or not).

* All polls will close on February 7th at 12PM LQST.

Congratulations to all nominees and good luck!

--jeremy

Linux.tar.gz 01-13-2011 02:06 PM

Heh you forgot Best Linux forum of the Year :^)

BTW thx all LQ admins and LQers. These forums roxx.

meetscott 01-17-2011 09:05 AM

We have vi and vim on here. If we have vi variants, I'd propose we add elvis. I like all vi variants but prefer elvis. I went ahead and just voted for vi. If we just had vi, all the vim and elvis people would vote vi, which might be a little more meaningful. Either way, split the vote more or split it less by adding elvis or taking away vim.

Just my half a cent.

I suspect there are a lot of elvis users here because that's the Slackware default when you type vi on the command line ;-)

danos_p 01-18-2011 02:24 AM

Welcome,

I use Citadel/UX as a groupware. Is there a category for it?
I couldn't find the "Best FTP server" - I propose two candidates - ProFTPD and VSFTPD, because of security.

And we heavily use SIP Express Router as a VoIP gateway. It is very powerful (yes, I now it is dual-licensed, GPL and commercial).

Best Regards

Danos

paulvon 01-18-2011 08:12 AM

emacs,my english is not well so i can't express my explanation

jeremy 01-18-2011 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulvon (Post 4228718)
emacs,my english is not well so i can't express my explanation

Be sure to actually vote in each individual poll so that your vote is counted.

--jeremy

wafflesausage 01-18-2011 03:25 PM

You should remove vim and make it just vi, otherwise you'll just dilute the votes of vi/vi clone users.

jeremy 01-25-2011 02:29 PM

Note that there was an error in the original post. The polls close on February 7th, not 17th. That means there is still plenty of time left to vote for your favorite projects if you haven't done so.

--jeremy

pcardout 02-01-2011 09:48 PM

What about LaTeX? (And writing in general?)
 
Amusingly, there is no category for "Word processor" or "publications suite".

That is to say, if one has to write a technical article or a book, what do you use?

Yes, sadly, you can use Word (not that LQers would) or OOwriter ... but for serious publications, LaTeX still stands alone ...
but alas, we are silenced. We only have the entire rest of the Internet on which to spread our gospel ... but not these MCAs (grin).

meetscott 02-02-2011 01:12 AM

Quote:

LaTeX still stands alone
As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing else. LaTeX all the way. And people that don't want to learn it should just use Lyx.

OO Writer is nice for opening other people's stuff though. I have to admit that.

wayward4now 02-02-2011 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4223031)
* We do realize that some polls have nominees that are not directly comparable. There are already over 30 polls. If we got down to the granularity some members would like to see, there would be 100's if not 1000's of polls. That would be a net decline in the usefulness of the awards IMHO. We try to strike the best balance we can, and do modify the polls and nominees every year, based on feedback. If you have any suggestions on how the polls can be improved, do let us know.

* There are no set in stone guidelines for voting. Our recommendation is to base your vote on which application you found most valuable to you in 2010, along with which project you feel made the biggest improvements in 2010. That being said, in the end the criteria is up to you.

* Posting a comment is optional, but do be aware that for your vote to count you have to select an option and click the "Vote Now" button (regardless of whether you have left a comment or not).

* All polls will close on February 7th at 12PM LQST.

Congratulations to all nominees and good luck!

--jeremy

Good job! Jeremy! May I suggest that next year do the voting "Australian" style. You get to vote on a category and pick nominees three times. The highest vote count wins. But, you have second and third runners-up as well. That encourages the "not winners" to improve.

Second, there are some massive open-source online 3D environments, such as Open Wonderland and OpenSim doing one heckuva job. I wouldn't count them as games, nor messaging services... they are clearly in a league of their own, as server and client applications. Ric

arubin 02-03-2011 05:51 AM

Am I missing something? Is there no category for email reader? I would like some opportunity to give a negative vote for the latest incarnation of Thunderbird.

jeremy 02-03-2011 09:50 AM

The Mail Client of the Year category was removed a few years ago as it was very uncompetitive and most people seem to be moving to a web-based client.

--jeremy

jeremy 02-06-2011 10:53 AM

UPDATE: Due to the original error in ending date and the rate that votes are still coming in, we're going to extend the voting for 24 hours. If you haven't voted yet, now is the time!

--jeremy

clickwir 02-07-2011 09:53 PM

What is LQST? Google and wikipedia seem to have no idea. I'm glad votes are still coming in, but I don't know what time to expect results!

I'm excited. :-)


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