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Old 02-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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2009 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 ninth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. We once again had some extremely close races and a couple multi-year winners were unseated. The official results:

Desktop Distribution of the Year - Ubuntu (30.13%)
Server Distribution of the Year - Debian (24.24%)
Security/Forensic/Rescue Distribution of the Year - BackTrack (43.48%)
Database of the Year - MySQL (60.81%)
Office Suite of the Year - OpenOffice.org (90.76%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (65.21%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - Gnome (41.96%)
Window Manager of the Year - Compiz (23.10%)
Messaging App of the Year - Pidgin (48.74%)
Mail Client of the Year - Thunderbird (53.48%)
Virtualization Product of the Year - VirtualBox (67.43%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - Amarok (38.81%)
Audio Authoring Application of the Year - Audacity (77.26%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (46.05%)
Video Authoring Application of the Year - FFmpeg (21.94%)
Multimedia Utility of the Year - GStreamer (32.84%)
Graphics Application of the Year - GIMP (66.48%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Nmap Security Scanner (29.85%)
Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (39.26%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios (51.11%)
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year - Eclipse (23.28%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (35.29%)
File Manager of the Year - Nautilus (24.92%)
Open Source Game of the Year - Battle for Wesnoth (15.45%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (27.59%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (48.99%)
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform of the Year - WordPress (45.20%)

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-91/ for the full poll results.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Poor Slackware! Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
Suggest Ubuntu be disqualified from entering next year.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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The polls are closed and the results are in.

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--jeremy
Thanks, Jeremy. But it would be more interesting to see the also-rans as well; which came 2nd and 3rd as well, particularly in the most important categories. Any chance?
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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Poor Slackware! Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
It is probably down to Slacware's terrible dependency-handling, Brian. :->
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:32 AM   #5
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Thanks Jeremy.
Just to let you know there must be a bug in the script that counts votes. I mean, vim over emacs - that can't be right, LOL
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #6
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I am my Slackware's dependency-handler.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #7
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Thanks, Jeremy. But it would be more interesting to see the also-rans as well; which came 2nd and 3rd as well, particularly in the most important categories. Any chance?
You can click on the link that Jeremy provided and check particular categories.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:35 AM   #8
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You can click on the link that Jeremy provided and check particular categories.
Yup, just spotted it, thanks.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:35 AM   #9
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I am my Slackware's dependency-handler.
Well said!!!
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:35 AM   #10
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Completely Clueless, you can already see the entire results, including exact percentages, for each nominee:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-91/

--jeremy
 
Old 02-09-2010, 02:15 PM   #11
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Some good and unexpected results, wow! I'm going to try out some of those choices voted on, but never tried myself
 
Old 02-09-2010, 02:43 PM   #12
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C/C++?

Interesting that C/C++ combined would have been about the same as Python. I wonder how many people who voted for either actually have a preference.

I know I'm sorta indifferent - I prefer the libs in C++, but I'd still rather use C than Python
 
Old 02-09-2010, 10:17 PM   #13
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Regarding Server platform: I don't know that it's that accurate separating CentOS and RHEL.. the differences are so minuscule.

.. not trying to reopen the poll, just commenting

cheers
 
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If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the MCA's next year, do let me know.
Compiz is not a window manager. It is an enhancement or eye candy for both Window and Desktop managers.

I suggest you place a reminder to users before voting to not vote based on favorite, but vote based on what did better than previous year. The reason why I am saying this is because it seems people voted based on their favorite.

I disagree with the results because most do not deserve an award. OpenOffice did nothing to improve, but made my life a living hell to use it. Do not forget to include Softmaker Office for next year.

I do not think you should include Programming Language, Host Security Application, and some others because each program in these categories are used differently, so they can not compare. It is like using a strainer to be used as a cup trying to hold a liquid.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:42 AM   #15
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For those interested, I posted a top 5 summary for each category. If anything seems out of place, or I missed something, leave a comment on the post
 
  


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