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Old 12-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Welcome to the 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards


Welcome to the 2011 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-95/ 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 2011, along with which project you feel made the biggest improvements in 2011. 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 9th at 12PM LQST.

Congratulations to all nominees and good luck!

--jeremy
 
Old 12-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Can I ask why fluxbox is in the Windows Manager category? ... I'd post it there, but don't want to start hub-bub on that topic. Anyway, Fluxbox is selected at login alongside gnome,ubuntu unity,xfce, and other desktop enviroments, So why isn't it listed among them?

Just curious, and was hoping someone could shed some light on my confused little brain

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Can I ask why fluxbox is in the Windows Manager category? ... I'd post it there, but don't want to start hub-bub on that topic. Anyway, Fluxbox is selected at login alongside gnome,ubuntu unity,xfce, and other desktop enviroments, So why isn't it listed among them?
It's in the Windows Manager category because it's a Windows Manager. From the Fluxbox homepage (which contains multiple MCA winner badges, I was happy to see):

Quote:
Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet full of features to make an easy, and extremely fast, desktop experience. It is built using C++ and licensed under the MIT-License.
A quick search should turn up some good articles on the difference between a DE and WM.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-29-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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Cool thanks for the response

I figured you needed one to have the other (Such as I use Gnome desktop, with Compiz for windows) ... Turns out that is not the case, Windows managers can be very basic, as long as they show you X in GUI form opposed to the text of the command line ... and they do not need desktop enviroment to handle providing that GUI.

In case anyone else is wondering, I found http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/xwtf.html to be very clear on the differences.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Thanks Jeremy!

Great to see democracy at work other than here in belgium...

Dare I use this thread to wish everyone a happy new year and to wish their wishes/desires to come as true as mine did?

Happy 2012 all round

Thor
 
Old 01-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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You're not alone in Belgium I'm afraid. Democracy has left politics like Elvis has left the building, everywhere.

Thanks again Jeremy for the annual poll... I would only urge everyone to forgo thinking "winner takes all" and think more "proportional representation." I may use gnome 3 or KDE4 primarily, but I'd give fluxbox, ice and xfce some votes if I could slather a few around.

Same with distros, I still use Slax and Knoppix 5... I might just have to give Tomas M. my one lonely vote in that category. =D

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #7
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A suggestion for next year:

When some one votes could they add a comment as to why? Optional.
This would be a great source of information. A sort of validation of the results.

I personally would love to try and analysis the comments and find common threads.
Also as a newbie, its a useful location to find a list of products for a specific task.

Great poll, happy new year!

Derry

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Old 01-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #8
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A suggestion for next year:

When some one votes could they add a comment as to why? Optional.
This would be a great source of information. A sort of validation of the results.

I personally would love to try and analysis the comments and find common threads.
Also as a newbie, its a useful location to find a list of products for a specific task.
You've been able to do this for all eleven years the MCA's have been going (and many members do), by leaving a comment in the thread associated with the poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #9
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hey, why not a poll on best open source mta/imapd/popd/ftpd/httpd/webmail of the year? :-)

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Old 01-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #10
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hey, why not a poll on best open source mta/imapd/popd/ftpd/httpd/webmail of the year? :-)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post4247208 for mail clients. We also removed the MTA category years ago as it was continually uncompetitive.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post4247208 for mail clients. We also removed the MTA category years ago as it was continually uncompetitive.

--jeremy
In other words; Postfix Rocks!???
 
Old 01-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #12
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Arrow Well I've done my deed for the day....

I've finished voting in all of the categories that are applicable to me - Games isn't one of them since I just don't waste my time with that stuff anyway.

I've also left comments in most of the categories too. I think the hardest category for me to make an actual selection in was either the noSQL or the IDE category. There wasn't any BerkelyDB's listed in the former and I just think that so many of the IDEs rock!

Man! Vim looks like it's going to take Oscars in several categories this year doesn't it?

Enjoy!

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #13
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Arrow That's actually a pretty great suggestion!

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hey, why not a poll on best open source mta/imapd/popd/ftpd/httpd/webmail of the year? :-)
And a category for MUA's as well as DNS and HTTP servers too!

Really! Those should be there too as they're so integral to the operation of most UNIX machines.

Just my

Kindest regards,

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:47 AM   #14
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Hi Jeremy,

there are no categories for my most used programs.
So, what about shell of the year and also terminal emulator of the year?

Evo2.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #15
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We removed shell of the year a few years back as it was not a competitive category. We'll consider http servers as a category for next year.

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