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Old 01-10-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
jeremy
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2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners


The polls are closed, the dust has settled and the results have been tabulated.

...and the winners are:

Browser of the Year - Mozilla Firebird (38.31%)
Distribution of the Year - Slackware (26.34%)
Database of the Year - MySQL (36.45%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (55.93%)
Office Suite of the Year - OpenOffice.org (79.51)
Word Processor of the Year - swriter (OpenOffice.org) (66.86%)
Spreadsheet of the Year - scalc (OpenOffice.org) (54.30)
Window Manager of the Year - Fluxbox (28.42%)
Multimedia Application of the Year - mplayer (44.61%)
Cryptography App of the Year - OpenSSH (58.71%)
Web Development Editor of the Year - Quanta (49.26%)
Mail Client of the Year - Evolution (28.05%)
Editor of the Year - vi/vim (38.30%)
Hardening App of the Year - Bastille (60.49%)
Open Source Game of the Year - Frozen Bubble (40.73%)
Commercial Game of the Year - Unreal Tournament 2003 (36.75%)
Windows on Linux App of the Year - Wine (36.42%)
Security App of the Year - nmap (56.45%)
FTP Server of the Year - ProFTPD (45.74%)
Web Server of the Year - Apache (93.56%)
MTA of the Year - PostFix (45.52%)

Congratulations to all of the winners.

A few comments. The Database poll was once again the closest race (decided by a single vote last year) while the web server poll remained the most lopsided. It's clear in most polls that there is not a single app that dominates, which I think is a major strength opensource offers. Thanks again to everyone that voted.

The full results can be seen here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=37

--jeremy
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
alar
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My mom always told me don't follow the masses.
OK I match on mozilla and apache and yes mplayer
and vim ...
Glad to see diversification all over
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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wow, only thing i DISagree on is the desktop environment.

although, i'm curious to see how Firebird (RDBMS) does next year
 
Old 01-16-2004, 01:14 AM   #4
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really nice ... I have nothing to add ... it would be nice to have "Linux person of the year" also on the list ...

thanx LQ

M.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 08:57 AM   #5
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what I'd like to see a poll for best linux on a CD!
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:31 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by fadirocks
what I'd like to see a poll for best linux on a CD!
Are you talking about the best type "Live Eval" type cd? Cause well, just about all Distro's come on CD.

If so, I think that would be a good category next year, got my vote.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 12:46 PM   #7
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You know KNOPPIX, Morphix, SystemRescueCD all the Distros with no install needed ready to use and ready to backup your system

Cheers
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:05 PM   #8
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I'm surprised gvim was not mentioned with vi and vim
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:28 PM   #9
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What about Linux on a DVD?

THen Knoppix could have even more features.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:27 PM   #10
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cool. i agree on most of these but I dissagree on stupid KDE. The only reason, I suspect, that it 'wins' these kinds of polls is it's preinstalled as the default DE on most distributions so new users start out using the damn thing and then never know better
 
Old 01-16-2004, 11:58 PM   #11
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Best Distro...

Mepis is the best distro for me. I challenge evryone to take a look at it and decide for yourselves. I've tried many and was almost married to SuSE for several years but Mepis came along....

Mepis Website

David
 
Old 01-17-2004, 04:48 AM   #12
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Quote:
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cool. i agree on most of these but I dissagree on stupid KDE. The only reason, I suspect, that it 'wins' these kinds of polls is it's preinstalled as the default DE on most distributions so new users start out using the damn thing and then never know better
Funny GNOME seems to be the default, not KDE, its first on the list for mine. Slackware's scripts start gdm first be default, not kdm.

I use KDE quite a bit, then some other lighter ones that take less resources when needed. I love KDE sound effects though, makes me feel at home.

Last edited by natalinasmpf; 01-17-2004 at 04:49 AM.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:04 AM   #13
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I feel that a poll for best bootable distro should be a good option. Also I feel there should be a voting on the best Linux magazine.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 02:15 PM   #14
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Angry not happy with results!!!

hi
Without an emacs???????

nothing to say.....
 
Old 01-27-2004, 03:21 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by fadirocks
what I'd like to see a poll for best linux on a CD!

PHLAK (Professional Hackers Linux Assault Kit) gets my vote:

http://www.phlak.org/modules/news/

Check It out.. Its awesome.


Cheers,

Simonkaos
 
  


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