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Old 03-06-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners


The polls have been closed and the results have been audited, which means the results are in. We once again had a record number of votes cast - thanks to everyone who participated. Also a huge congratulations not only to the winners, but to everyone who was nominated. We'll be working on the certificates and site buttons, which should be available ASAP. Without further ado, I bring you the winners of the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.

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%)


--jeremy
 
Old 03-06-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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Just wanted to add that the full results are available at http://www.linuxquestions.org/awards and will remain so even after we take the forum off the main list (probably a few months).

--jeremy
 
Old 03-06-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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do you know stats of the most popular topic to vote in? I would like to see those- I know I didn't feel qualified to vote in all topics.

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
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Too pity Pixel from kanzelsberger.com is not there, it's not opensource but still I prefer it more than GIMP. Anyway I absolutely agree with others
 
Old 03-07-2006, 01:18 PM   #5
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I second titanium_geek's comment. As long as it wouldn't be a burden I'd be curious as to the number of votes cast, as well as what the runner-up was in category.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #6
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You can view the details poll results for each poll to get that exact information. As far as total votes cast, you can view that info here: http://jeremy.linuxquestions.org/blo...6/1801121.html

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Old 03-07-2006, 09:01 PM   #7
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Holy cow! 26K votes! That's awesome, thanks for the update.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 04:24 PM   #8
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These polls even they don't mean anything outside of the LQ.org, are a great way for people see and hear about new programs, distros, etc. IMHO these are one the best parts of the forums... besides getting my questions answered!
 
Old 03-12-2006, 07:11 AM   #9
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distros

I use mephis as a newbie 3.3
and unfortunately I use dial up as a way to conect to i-net
I use mephis because my ISP is juno and they have a .deb based dialup

Larry
 
Old 03-13-2006, 01:11 PM   #10
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I have to say, this poll seems to be a bit unfair to lesser-known projects. Nothing wrong with the poll itself, perhaps a sign of how we all need a wake-up call. I'd bet most people have never tried more than two or three of each category. Myself, for example, I use Thunderbird. Why? I already have most dependencies because of Firefox, and I'm running Gentoo on a piece of archeology (read: I don't have to time to install other stuff, mostly because it takes forever). I also happened to know the name, which has ridden on Firefox's coattails. Don't get me wrong, Thunderbird isn't bad, at least not to my knowledge (see my point?).

I hope people don't settle for "better than windows". When there's a problem with a piece of software, take note. Look for a more promising project. Even if it's too young or obscure to fit everyday needs, do your best to promote it. If you have the time, contribute or learn to contribute (and learn, not start vomiting functions to, er, vi was it?). To me, free software is about survival of the fittest. Survival of the big names is, well, back where we started.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 01:16 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by arctidog
I have to say, this poll seems to be a bit unfair to lesser-known projects. Nothing wrong with the poll itself, perhaps a sign of how we all need a wake-up call. I'd bet most people have never tried more than two or three of each category. Myself, for example, I use Thunderbird. Why? I already have most dependencies because of Firefox, and I'm running Gentoo on a piece of archeology (read: I don't have to time to install other stuff, mostly because it takes forever). I also happened to know the name, which has ridden on Firefox's coattails. Don't get me wrong, Thunderbird isn't bad, at least not to my knowledge (see my point?).

I hope people don't settle for "better than windows". When there's a problem with a piece of software, take note. Look for a more promising project. Even if it's too young or obscure to fit everyday needs, do your best to promote it. If you have the time, contribute or learn to contribute (and learn, not start vomiting functions to, er, vi was it?). To me, free software is about survival of the fittest. Survival of the big names is, well, back where we started.
I agree whole heartedly. Although survival of the fittest sounds cruel
 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:06 PM   #12
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I was disappointed that MPlayer wasn't nominated for "Audio Multimedia Application of the Year", Because It's the only thing I use for both Audio & Video.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 11:09 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Penguin of Wonder
I agree whole heartedly. Although survival of the fittest sounds cruel
I agree whole heartedly to Penguin of Wonder.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 12:06 PM   #14
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lol I've started some kind of bad cycle!
 
Old 03-21-2006, 03:40 AM   #15
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whatever penguin of wonder says (though he's correct) in my view this poll gives us the best that is there (old or new). i think new people in this amazing world can see what's the best they can use for themselves.
 
  


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