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Old 02-03-2015, 11:15 AM   #1
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2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners


The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and our first ever three way tie. Congratulations to each and every nominee. The official results:

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Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint/Slackware/Ubuntu (22.20%)
Server Distribution of the Year - CentOS (30.74%)
Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (56.72%)
Database of the Year - MariaDB (34.21%)
NoSQL Database of the Year - MongoDB (44.74%)
Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (86.05%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (57.79%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (33.57%)
Window Manager of the Year - KWin (20.30%)
Messaging Application of the Year - Pidgin (40.09%)
VoIP Application of the Year - Skype (46.06%)
Virtualization/Container Product of the Year - VirtualBox (49.26%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (30.85%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (65.64%)
Graphics Application of the Year - GIMP (65.75%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (22.54%)
Host Security Application of the Year - Rootkit Hunter (23.97%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios Core (35.45%)
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year - Eclipse (17.46%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (30.30%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (27.70%)
Open Source Game of the Year - SuperTuxKart (12.39%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (27.74%)
Revision Control System of the Year - git (72.63%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (42.75%)
Configuration Management Tool of the Year - Puppet (31.94%)
Open Source Web Framework of the Year - Django (30.00%)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year - Konsole (21.96%)
Privacy Solution of the Year - Adblock Plus (23.99%)
Open Source Cloud Solution of the Year - ownCloud (56.20%)
FTP Client of the Year - FileZilla (58.82%)
Game Distribution Service of the Year - Steam (73.86%)
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-113/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2014mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-03-2015, 10:52 PM   #2
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Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint/Slackware/Ubuntu (22.20%)
lol, we need playoff to define the winner
 
Old 02-05-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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Nice list! Always love this award
 
Old 02-05-2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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kooru, I was thinking the same thing.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 03:33 PM   #5
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-- Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint/Slackware/Ubuntu (22.20%) --

There can be only one!

Last edited by vtel57; 02-13-2015 at 03:34 PM. Reason: corrected for proper use of italics
 
Old 02-14-2015, 12:31 PM   #6
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Red face

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Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (30.85%)
Myk spits out his coffee.

Really? Really?
 
Old 02-14-2015, 12:36 PM   #7
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A playoff, e.g. comparative user tests within groups of various types and levels of users, might have some informative value.

Absent such an organized end-user testing scheme, a statistically valid polling methodology for selecting survey participants would likely yield results more credible to Linux users who are not long-term denizens of this fine Internet list.
 
Old 02-14-2015, 12:43 PM   #8
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Myk spits out his coffee.

Really? Really?
It is as if Emacs received 30% votes in a file manager category.
 
Old 02-14-2015, 01:02 PM   #9
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Myk spits out his coffee.

Really? Really?
I've commented about this in the the voting thread -- takes all sorts I suppose.
 
Old 02-14-2015, 06:38 PM   #10
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What's wrong with VLC? I use VLC. I don't have any problems with it at all. What do you folks think is the best?
 
Old 02-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #11
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What's wrong with VLC? I use VLC. I don't have any problems with it at all. What do you folks think is the best?
Rather than clutter this thread I'll point you to one of the posts I was referring to:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5313857
Note that I don't think that there is anything wrong with VLC for playing audio and am fine for anybody to make any choice they want .
 
Old 02-14-2015, 08:11 PM   #12
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Rather than clutter this thread I'll point you to one of the posts I was referring to:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5313857
Note that I don't think that there is anything wrong with VLC for playing audio and am fine for anybody to make any choice they want .
Thanks. Will check it out.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 07:04 AM   #13
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Really

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[i]Really? Really?
I was just thinking the same thing. Python too. How'd it beat C?
 
Old 02-16-2015, 04:20 AM   #14
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I'll forgive LOLCode not being programming language of the year, but only because it's not yet feature complete.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 05:58 PM   #15
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I was just thinking the same thing. Python too. How'd it beat C?
Lowest common denominator, anyone can cobble together a few lines of pyhton code and think they are a programmet, c,c++ etc takes real skill.

Let the flame war commence!
 
  


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