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Old 02-19-2007, 06:48 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by catworld
I second that, plus rate a few specific servers, too. I'd be curious what folks would rate as the best mail server...
I was thinking more along the lines of choseing a distro for the mail-server. But "_____ server of the year" would be great too. Let me think.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:02 AM   #17
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what about best torrent agent....best down load messenger...best pdf reader ...i think this polls must be add ..
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:18 AM   #18
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Cool Quarterly Polls

USB Distributions can also be added to the polls!

Last edited by nikhilsinha; 02-19-2007 at 09:09 AM.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #19
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Cool Quarterly Polls

Great to know about Linux Polls Winner!
I too would like to see such polls on quarterly basis!
 
Old 02-19-2007, 11:16 AM   #20
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love all of the winners but sorry, i hate op-office word processor. abiword is better, IMHO.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #21
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That is great! I think my sister voted 3 times.
Anna
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:19 PM   #22
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i think the lack of differing winners is because there aren't any real big competitors for the frequent winners. Are there any real alternatives to the gimp or openoffice
 
Old 02-19-2007, 11:00 PM   #23
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Never thought that debian has any real competition.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:30 AM   #24
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I have noticed many categories have one nominee whose name is in italics, may I know what does it mean? thanks.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:38 AM   #25
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I have noticed many categories have one nominee whose name is in italics, may I know what does it mean? thanks.
It means that you have voted for that italic distro or whatever.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 09:29 AM   #26
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Ubuntu won
whao
cool distro anyway
gimp victory is questionnable anyway the project seems stuck and its competitors were inkscape and blender not much to vote!!!
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #27
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Talking well i tell ya

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.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 07:04 PM   #28
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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.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 11:32 PM   #29
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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.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 02:27 PM   #30
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Having programs integrated with each other is same as using Windows. KDE is flawed because it is integrated.

inkscape is limited. Try Sodipodi.
 
  


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