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Old 02-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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2012 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 twelfth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. We once again had some extremely close races. The official results:

Desktop Distribution of the Year - Slackware (20.59%)
Server Distribution of the Year - Debian (28.74%)
Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (66.86%)
Database of the Year - MySQL (40.00%)
NoSQL Database of the Year - MongoDB (38.96%)
Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (85.14%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (52.76%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (31.31%)
Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (17.53%)
Messaging Application of the Year - Pidgin (52.06%)
VoIP Application of the Year - Skype (51.82%)
Virtualization Product of the Year - VirtualBox (53.79%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - amaroK (15.68%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (64.99%)
Graphics Application of the Year - GIMP (69.85%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (25.79%)
Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (34.07%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios (55.29%)
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year - Eclipse (23.62%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (34.35%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (23.77%)
Open Source Game of the Year - Battle for Wesnoth (11.72%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (28.03%)
Revision Control System of the Year - git (61.35%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (42.82%)
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform - WordPress (56.63%)
Configuration Management Tool of the Year - Puppet (61.70%)
Open Source Web Framework of the Year - Django (34.31%)
Web Server of the Year (NEW) - Apache httpd (74.04%)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year (NEW) - Konsole (22.68%)
Open Source Hardware Product of the Year (NEW) - Raspberry Pi (79.29%)

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...ce-awards-104/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2012mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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New Working Year

Congratulations to all the winners!
 
Old 02-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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Database of the Year - MySQL (40.00%)

Too few people know about MariaDB even as distributions are starting to default to it?
 
Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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ah

Not to stir the tea,

Wow, I figured on Xboard being the #1 open source game.

Game of choice should have been Chromium-bsu. It's a nifty style of galaga.
Open-invaders is another great title.

20,000 lights years is a clever game to.

Mahjong and Go are good.


My old favorite under Slackware used to be XEvil. I think it used to ship with it.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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Slackware, just the best! Not only for desktop, but all my servers!

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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Very interesting. I am admired why Slackware? In DistroWatch it always about point 10 behind Ubuntu, Mint, openSuse. This pool is reason to look closely at this distro.
In many cases people vote for what, they better know, or what many distribution provide by default. I also did so. This is why not MariaDB: "few people know about it" and even less used it. I learned myself that there is another web server besides Apache only through this pool.

Thanks. Good idea!
 
Old 02-05-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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GIMP 69.85% And is still rockin!

My fav graphic's application for creating desktop wallpaper!
All my clients love it!
 
Old 02-06-2013, 06:28 AM   #8
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It's really wonderful to know and see new winners. Few of them aren't giving up their title and won't go without a decent battle.

I am really happy that Slackware won this but I was hoping for Fedora. And glad that python is winning.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arelatensis View Post
Very interesting. I am admired why Slackware? In DistroWatch it always about point 10 behind Ubuntu, Mint, openSuse. This pool is reason to look closely at this distro.
Slackware is the only major distro without a users' forum, so all the Slackers join this one.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Slackware is the only major distro without a users' forum, so all the Slackers join this one.
Technically, a mailing list is a type of user forum
http://www.slackware.com/lists/
 
Old 02-06-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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congrats to the winners. Slackware FTW!
 
Old 02-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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Slackware is a back to basics and no bullcrap Linux distro. Most of it is designed around FreeBSD style scripting and efficiency without redundancy unless the user wants to add it. I really makes you become an administrator of the system having you learn about fundamentals of the system rather than being point-click-and-go.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 09:52 AM   #13
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security enhanced linux (SELINUX) is rightly the best security application. although the concept is
little bit tough to master but provides extreme security.

another category than can be included in user choice awards can be

"the best open source Cloud OS"

Last edited by vipin310379; 02-07-2013 at 09:54 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #14
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What makes Debian a popular server distro?
 
Old 02-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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What makes Debian a popular server distro?
Same thing that makes this pole both useless and interesting at the same time.
 
  


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