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Old 02-21-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners


The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the seventh straight year. Congratulations should go to all nominees. We had some extremely close races this year. Without further ado, here are the winners:

Desktop Distribution of the Year - Ubuntu (30.83%)
Server Distribution of the Year - Debian (30.30%)
Live Distribution of the Year - KNOPPIX (22.88%)
Database of the Year - MySQL (54.36%)
Office Suite of the Year - OpenOffice.org (89.50%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (74.03%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (52.08%)
Window Manager of the Year - Compiz (33.65%)
Messaging App of the Year - Pidgin (53.90%)
Mail Client of the Year - Thunderbird (53.72%)
Virtualization Product of the Year - VirtualBox (41.58%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - Amarok (57.37%)
Audio Authoring Application of the Year - Audacity (68.24%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - mplayer (41.78%)
Video Authoring Application of the Year - mencoder (24.21%)
Multimedia Utility of the Year - K3b (63.34%)
Graphics Application of the Year - GIMP (69.15%)
Network Security Application of the Year - nmap (24.95%)
Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (30.69%)
Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios (38.58%)
Windows on Linux App of the Year - Wine (84.76%)
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year - Eclipse (22.29%)
Shell of the Year - bash (87.33%)
Text Editor of the Year - vi/vim (36.37%)
File Manager of the Year - Konqueror (38.00%)
Open Source Game of the Year - Battle for Wesnoth (21.74%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (21.78%)

Winners should expect an email, including a nice winners badge in about a day or so. If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the MCA's next year, do let me know. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-79/ for the full poll results.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-21-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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I Demand A Recount!

 
Old 02-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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Talking

Does that include Florida?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 10:18 AM   #4
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Does that include Florida?
Yes

People in Florida got confused on the ballot. They thought they were voting for GNOME; but in fact they were voting for KDE...

-C
 
Old 02-22-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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Opensuse only 6.64 %
Mico$oft effect!!
 
Old 02-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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Best OSS Game: TETRAVEX!!!
 
Old 02-25-2008, 12:48 AM   #7
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Dangling chad????
 
Old 02-25-2008, 03:21 PM   #8
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Electoral fraud!
OpenSUSE couldn't possibly get that little
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:06 PM   #9
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Yes

People in Florida got confused on the ballot. They thought they were voting for GNOME; but in fact they were voting for KDE...

-C
Actually to my embarrassment I meant to vote for gnome but voted for kde instead. Don't live in florida though...
 
Old 02-26-2008, 03:34 AM   #10
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I expected GNOME to get more votes...
 
Old 02-26-2008, 06:21 PM   #11
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I expected GNOME to get more votes...
It shows that my beloved Xfce is gaining ground... it's grabbing votes from GNOME.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 07:20 AM   #12
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Was XMMS a votable choice for Media Player? Because I don't really like media players like Amarok, iTunes, etc. I like the light-weight ones that DON'T rely on playlists.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 07:58 AM   #13
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There's a link to the full poll results, including all nominees, in the first post.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-28-2008, 09:46 AM   #14
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It shows that my beloved Xfce is gaining ground... it's grabbing votes from GNOME.
Xfce is the "Ralph Nader" of Linux desktops. It ensures the victory for KDE...

 
Old 02-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #15
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Distro: openSUSE. Call me weird, but I just don't like Ubuntu. I don't care for Kubuntu either. That's not to say they're bad distros, but I've always been a SUSE fan.

Desktop: Although KDE and GNOME are both great in their own ways, my pick is certainly KDE. GNOME is too simplistic and doesn't give me enough control and configurability. I like the look and feel of KDE.

IM: I've never understood why Pidgin always gets the vote. I prefer Kopete over any IM client (not just on Linux - although Miranda IM would be my IM of choice on Windows). It's clean and has a good balance between features and simplicity.

Raster Graphics: When version 2.4 of the GIMP was released, my opinion about the GIMP changed drastically. Although I prefer Krita's windowing mode over the GIMP's multiple window layout, I prefer GIMP on every other level. That, and GIMP is very stable - Krita is not (none of the KOffice apps are, IMHO).

Vector graphics: I've played with Karbon14, but I have to give my vote to Inkscape. It's interface isn't perfect, IMHO, but it has a good feature set and it's stable. Wish I could edit modern (Adobe CS+) Illustrator EPS/AI files with it, but alas, not yet.

Security: nmap is a must have on any platform, but even more so on a 'nix system.

Office: OpenOffice.org gets my pick. KOffice loads faster on my PC, but its ODF support isn't near close to what OpenOffice.org has, and OpenOffice.org is far more stable and consistent on Linux that KOffice is (full KDE integration in OO.org would be a dream come true!!!). If I could get decent ODF support and a stable program, I think I'd give KOffice more attention.

Just my two cents.
 
  


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