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Old 03-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by pcm_man View Post
I'd love to see a listing of the first top ten in each category. Is it possible we could see that list? Distrowatch only gives the top desktop distro being downloaded but does nothing for any application.

It would help a lot of people who wish to find good open source games or office aps if we had that list.
The full results for each category are available here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ce-awards-104/

--jeremy
 
Old 03-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #47
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No category for "Photo-edit/management"
Thats a shame
 
Old 03-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #48
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Smile The systems nitti gritti is for people who care about that stuff.

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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.
I think, the future of Linux for the average user is very much bound to the "point-click-and-go" majority. I know nothing of slackware but the popularity of Ubuntu and Mint are
telling something. Regards
 
Old 03-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #49
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I think, the future of Linux for the average user is very much bound to the "point-click-and-go" majority. I know nothing of slackware but the popularity of Ubuntu and Mint are
telling something. Regards
machapungo,

I tend to agree with you.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 12:39 AM   #50
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very nice post.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #51
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Next year on voting can we at least put some criteria to vote for?

Example Server:
Security some points...
Reliability some points...
Performance some points...
...
Than Desktop:
Simplicity some points...
Mobility (hardware support)...
Security
...
Maybe Slackware best server or close with RedHAT/CentOS and the oposite, Ubuntu for Desktop.
DBMS:
What makes a good dbms? Can MySQL overrun PostgreSQL as DBMS? Ok MongoDB as NoSQL.
To be honest I like MySQL as administrator, it is so easy to administer but no way it can compete with PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL the only one in the competition that can compare with Oracle.
BTW where is CUBRID?

I hope I did not offend anyone I simply am trying to point that there have to be criteria to vote for. We users should vote regarding them, since this is the best and the most serious forum ever. We users don't want to ruin that reputation.

Otherwise I admire your work Jeremy with all the LQ team.

Regards
 
Old 03-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #52
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The problem with the Debian(Ubuntu) rebranded systems is "point-click-and-go" segregates you the administrator from the core elements of the system, especially the important stuff. Having everything GUI based leaves no room for "learning" factors when it comes to problems from initialization scripts having corrupted settings, settings that break things, or simply a package that is inherently bad software conflicting with another package.

Think about this...

If you rely on X11 and X11 goes down or the package gets corrupted or broken, how do you reset it, recover from it, or restore it back to defaults if it's all "point-click-and-go" and you know nothing of how to set it up from scratch? You have to manually using the command prompt, remove, rebuild and/or reinstall the package, then rebuild the initialization script, sometimes from scratch.

Linux was built to be a dynamic-modular system with each component independent of enough of everything unless needed, not static-core system that's fully integrated into all it's many parts like Windows.

On Linux if SDL kerplodes, you can work around it and rebuild a package to is tuned to your system probably within a few minutes, but on Windows, if DirectX kerplodes, you might end up reinstalling Windows or sepending a few hours while the Install Disk repairs your installation.

Point-Click-And-Go teaches you NOTHING. I used PC&G Linux systems for many years with disappointing results. Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, and even Kubuntu, and honestly, I felt alienated from my own system. To me, Slackware lets me have control, lets me decide what ticks and what tocks, if this goes here or that goes there, and I know it will work each and every time.

The first time I installed Slackware, it was different yet welcoming. Patrick's Slackware User Manual is so easy to read and follow, yet it teaches you so much it's utter brilliance. Honestly, try Slackware sometime for a good six weeks and compare it to the other PC&G distros.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #53
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The 2012 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards forum has been archived. This simply means that while all URL's will continue to work if accessed directly, the forum itself will no longer be displayed on the main forum index page. As a reminder, the direct URL for the forum is: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ce-awards-104/

Thanks again for your participation.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #54
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congratulations to all the winners
 
Old 04-11-2013, 01:00 PM   #55
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Congrats to all winners. Also IMHO Debian is faster, simple and stable compared to many other distro and also its offered many hosting providers, hence its famous and most widely used.

Last edited by programer; 04-11-2013 at 01:02 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #56
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I would have liked to see nautilus do much better in this poll.

Last edited by rich442; 04-20-2013 at 09:32 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #57
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Slackware!!! Yeah!
 
Old 06-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #58
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Debian Server ftw
 
  


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