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Old 02-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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2011 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 eleventh straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. We once again had some extremely close races (including multiple single vote winners and our first ever tie). The official results:

Desktop Distribution of the Year - Ubuntu (21.83%)
Server Distribution of the Year - Debian (31.15%)
Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (69.43%)
Database of the Year - MySQL (49.54%)
NoSQL Database of the Year - Cassandra and MongoDB (26.23% each) <- first MCA TIE
Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (81.01%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (56.60%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (33.01%)
Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (15.90%)
Messaging Application of the Year - Pidgin (53.57%)
VoIP Application of the Year - Skype (59.67%)
Virtualization Product of the Year - VirtualBox (61.13%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - amaroK (19.52%)
Audio Authoring Application of the Year - Audacity (77.46%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (60.92%)
Video Authoring Application of the Year - FFmpeg (34.32%)
Graphics Application of the Year - GIMP (72.08%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (24.35%)
Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (50.42%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios (64.71%)
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year - Eclipse (22.14%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (31.21%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (24.63%)
Open Source Game of the Year - Battle for Wesnoth (18.70%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (29.48%)
Revision Control System of the Year - git (58.73%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (37.35%)
Open Source CMS/Blogging Platform of the Year - WordPress (48.62%)
Configuration Management Tool of the Year - Puppet (54.55%)
Open Source Web Framework of the Year - Django (32.38%)
Media Center of the Year - XBMC (47.76%)

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the MCA's next year, do let us know. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-95/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2011mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Thanks Jeremy. No Slackware again
 
Old 02-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Jeremy. No Slackware again
It would be interesting to see the top 5 of some of these and how close they were.

I'm surprised at Ubuntu winning, it goes to show Distrowatch's stats do not represent reality at least here in LQ land.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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so the winner is debian & debian based with a mix of paranoia for good measure or
 
Old 02-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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It would be interesting to see the top 5 of some of these and how close they were.

I'm surprised at Ubuntu winning, it goes to show Distrowatch's stats do not represent reality at least here in LQ land.
Look at the link at the bottom of Jeremy's post. You can see individual stats for particular categories.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2011mca.php is nice for a quick comparative visual overview. Full results are available at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-95/ by clicking each individual category.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2011mca.php is nice for a quick comparative visual overview. Full results are available at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-95/ by clicking each individual category.

--jeremy
Thanks Jeremy.

The biggest winner seems to be LibreOffice which totally destroyed other nominees with over 81%. Well done.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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I don't think Ubuntu would have done that well if not for Xubuntu and Kubuntu. Also, Xfce did really well coming in second I think considering it's not the featured desktop of most distros.

Compiz came in second for window managers. Next year, it probably won't be on the list.

I'm surprised Chromium didn't do better. I love Firefox's layout much better, but Chromium has always seemed so much faster to me.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 11:47 PM   #9
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This was a fun series of polls to vote in. The big side benefit was hearing about a few applications I hadn't heard of. For instance, XFE for file management, I'll be trying that out for sure.
 
Old 02-10-2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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Jeremy,
After closing the polls LQ does _not_ sort the results by popularity. As far as the final results are concerned, the original sorting order is pretty much irrelevant. Even though I assume that this helps show how positions evolved compared to last year's results, I still feel that it makes more difficult to digest current year's results. What do you think?
 
Old 02-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #11
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Based on feedback, we will likely alpha sort the polls next year.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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Based on feedback, we will likely alpha sort the polls next year.
I would suggest to at least add a column that indicates the relative order of the choices. For example:
2. Nautilus 117 24.43%
1. Dolphin 118 24.63%
5. Konqueror 29 6.05%
3. Thunar 80 16.70%
4. Midnight Commander 50 10.44%

If you alpha sort or keep sorting as it is, it is very confusing to keep count which is 1st, 2nd, 7th.
 
Old 02-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #13
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Hey there Jerermy!

Thanks for the results! I'd say : Vox Populi.

No Arch, but, that's to be expected. Ubuntu has the easy and welcoming qualities everyone needs.

Looking forward to the next polls

Thor
 
Old 02-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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Thanks Jeremy. No Slackware again
Don't worry about it - Slackware virtually tied for first as both a desktop and a server vs. Ubuntu and Debian. So Slack is the MCA winner for most versatile distro of the year.
 
Old 02-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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Ubuntu won just by 2 votes :P
Slackware too close to ubuntu ! settling with arch linux but now I am curious to see how good slackware is
 
  


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