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well i am surprise that slackware came in second . loved slackware since i started using linux. well i always liked gnome because kde always reminded me of windows and i was getting away from that. Firefox i use it because it is for cross platform operatability which is good so you dont have to change browsers every time you are working like in windows or mac. same with thunderbird. well vi/vim was a no brainer and bash well thats what is standard in linux thought i like to learn some more shells.
I agree that OpenOffice is bloated and it can not do any more than write up documents. Its spreadsheet capabilities is poor, presentation is poor, database is ok but only if you know how to set it up and provide people to edit a system file or two. IMHO, Abiword, Gnumeric, and probably Kpresenter is a better alternative than OpenOffice because they are not near as bloated as OpenOffice. Gnumeric actually is better than Excel because it has unique features that businesses would like. It has customized graphing to provide more control of displaying data. Also includes Perl and Python support to extend its uniqueness. Third it has Excel functions and more of its own to simplified formulas and tasks. I use Gnumeric to simulate loudspeakers and yes it handles it well with hundreds of formulas and graphing.
A better alternative than Gimp is Pixel. Unfortunately is not free and/or open source.
I also agree that voting is based on popularity and not based on its functions. Take for example Kino, it is a horrible video editing software. If Kino is compared to Cinelerra CVS, Cinelerra CVS will win because it has more functionality. Another example is Audacity. Sure it is a basic audio editor, but there is another program that it functions better and it is a professional audio editor named Ardour. Give me a break nmap being the best security program. It seems that novice users only use nmap with out trying other programs. The best program to scan ports and miscellaneous attacks is Nessus. K3b is not a multimedia utility. It is a frontend to CD and DVD writing software. A multimedia utility is transcode, mencoder, ffmpeg, paive. I suggest next time create sub-categories to serve the programs better and mix the order of the polls so the popular program is not first.
I know it's kinda stupid but I hope one day they will all come to gether and make the wickedest linux ever. Everything totaly integrated and compatible whit everything. Things like gtk and qt are driving me crazy, and mplayer is my favorite media player but I need xine to play DVD menues and I's much easier to configure a remote for. Just think if we could have the best of everything, in a way I guess we can but then we need heavy configuring and lots of apps doing more or less the same thing.
Imagine gimp, inkscape and blender being tabed interfaces in the same app or something, that would be great for me.