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Old 02-07-2017, 11:44 AM   #1
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2016 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners


The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and the large number of new categories this year certainly kept things interesting. Congratulations to each and every nominee. The official results:

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Desktop Distribution of the Year - Slackware (16.03%)
Server Distribution of the Year - CentOS (23.86%)
Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (68.24%)
Database of the Year - MariaDB (41.29%)
Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (89.60%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (51.74%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - Plasma Desktop - KDE (28.57%)
Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (24.04%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (33.60%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (64.36%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (26.09%)
Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (36.62%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios Core (24.82%)
IDE of the Year - Eclipse (14.14%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (30.26%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (25.18%)
Open Source Game of the Year - SuperTuxKart (14.50%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (25.66%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (46.04%)
Configuration Management Tool of the Year - Ansible (33.33%)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year - Konsole (19.03%)
Privacy Solution of the Year - uBlock Origin (19.55%)
Open Source File Sync Application of the Year - ownCloud (38.33%)
Video Authoring Application of the Year - KDEnlive (27.52%)
IRC Client of the Year - HexChat (33.06%)
Package Manager of the Year - dpkg (32.16%)
Linux Filesystem of the Year - ext4 (68.59%)
Open Source Single Board Computer of the Year - Arduino (43.06%)
Virtualization Application of the Year - VirtualBox (55.10%)
Container Application of the Year - Docker (64.94%)
Linux/Open Source Podcast of the Year - Bad Voltage (24.46%)
Linux/Open Source Magazine of the Year - Linux Journal (37.65%)
Instant Messaging Client of the Year - Pidgin (44.00%)
Digital Audio Workstation of the Year - Ardour (42.59%)
Raster Graphics Editor of the Year - GIMP (76.47%)
Linux Server Vendor of the Year - Dell (39.24%)
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-123/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2016mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-07-2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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VLC for both audio and video? understandable, but i had really hoped for more diversity...

and supertuxkart! yay, my vote!

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yeehaaa, first reply!
 
Old 02-07-2017, 05:01 PM   #3
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If you want to win big at betting, ask me who to pick and pick the other guys. Not a single vote of mine was for a winner.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 07:42 PM   #4
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I bet the Slackware vote isn't even biased.

The results as a whole, not just the winners, are really interesting to me. A few things have a lot of board presence here but don't seem to actually show up so much in the polls. Fun stuff.

A meta level comment: some of the connectors for the names to the pie chart pieces are quite smashed together.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 11:29 PM   #5
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Looks fairly ok the end results. Just not too sure about the virtual box but yeah, i suppose it is much easier to get going and it works on a great variety of platforms.
 
Old 02-10-2017, 10:06 AM   #6
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The result between Eclipse and Geany looks almost identical. What was the actual vote count for each? Was it within a few votes?
 
Old 02-11-2017, 04:46 AM   #7
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The result between Eclipse and Geany looks almost identical. What was the actual vote count for each? Was it within a few votes?
The full results are available in the thread for each poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-14-2017, 11:45 AM   #8
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Next year, we need to make sure Yggdrasil Plug & Play Linux wins. Now where's my Mitsumi ISA card?

Better put... this survey/vote needs a lot more participants.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 02:45 AM   #9
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Slackware beats Ubuntu?????

As time passes things get no better.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 12:55 PM   #10
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Looks fairly ok the end results. Just not too sure about the virtual box but yeah, i suppose it is much easier to get going and it works on a great variety of platforms.
I've used VirtualBox for years. It is hands down the easiest to get started with, and it works very well. From a simplicity perspective, vmware is a bloody kludge. I've even used VirtualBox to run game servers, and it worked quite well for that.

I would not use it for mission critical purposes, as it can be crashed easily if you know how, but for day in and day out use, it works great.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 01:07 PM   #11
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SuperTuxKart omg yes! The older versions were better, though, can't say I really care for some of the more recent changes to the game.
 
Old 02-16-2017, 05:32 AM   #12
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Slackware beats Ubuntu?????

As time passes things get no better.
It is SystemD free.
 
Old 02-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #13
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It is SystemD free.
Amen brother! Yet another reason to use Slackware!
 
Old 02-16-2017, 02:59 PM   #14
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It is SystemD free.
As is AntiX.
 
Old 02-17-2017, 02:57 PM   #15
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VLC for both audio and video? understandable, but i had really hoped for more diversity...

and supertuxkart! yay, my vote!

edit:
yeehaaa, first reply!
Yeah, I’d expected something like Rhythmbox or Nightengale. What I like about Nightengale is the huge number of plugins and the lyrics lookup feature. Not to mention, the “feathers”. I just wish I could figure out how to make it display the albums instead of the artists.
 
  


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