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jeremy 01-05-2009 10:57 AM

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Categories
 
Below are the proposed categories for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. I'll allow a couple days for suggestions on additions and modifications. At that time I will post the polls, which will be closed for about a day to allow for suggestions for additions to the nominees. From there the polls will open.

Quote:

Desktop Distribution of the Year
Server Distribution of the Year
Live Distribution of the Year
Database of the Year
Office Suite of the Year
Browser of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Messaging App of the Year
Mail Client of the Year
Virtualization Product of the Year
Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Audio Authoring Application of the Year
Video Media Player Application of the Year
Video Authoring Application of the Year
Multimedia Utility of the Year
Graphics Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Monitoring Application of the Year
Windows on Linux App of the Year
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year
Text Editor of the Year
File Manager of the Year
Open Source Game of the Year
Programming Language of the Year
Backup Application of the Year
--jeremy

archtoad6 01-06-2009 10:22 AM

How about "Package Format of the Year" (or other suitable wording) -- including: .deb, .rpm, .tar.gz, etc.

I like separate categories for "Desktop Environment of the Year" & "Window Manager of the Year", but how will you distinguish between them? -- where is the dividing line?

I think only one day for feedback on the nominees is too short.

XavierP 01-06-2009 10:45 AM

KDE and Gnome, for example, are desktop environments - hey come with all bells and whistles built in
Fluxbox and XFCE are window managers, you have to build your own bells and whistles :)

SqdnGuns 01-06-2009 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 3397905)
Below are the proposed categories for the 2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. I'll allow a couple days for suggestions on additions and modifications. At that time I will post the polls, which will be closed for about a day to allow for suggestions for additions to the nominees. From there the polls will open.



--jeremy

Why not add a category for "Most Helpful LQ Member?" :twocents:

I can think of a few................

jeremy 01-06-2009 11:11 AM

We have no plans to add package manager or any polls related to LQ itself. Desktop Environment and Window Manager have always been separate, and the delineation between the two is quite distinct. Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming. I'll probably keep this thread open for one more day, but keep in mind that after 8 years the categories are fairly well defined, so the needed changes on a year-to-year basis are relatively minimum.

--jeremy

trickykid 01-07-2009 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XavierP (Post 3398943)
KDE and Gnome, for example, are desktop environments - hey come with all bells and whistles built in
Fluxbox and XFCE are window managers, you have to build your own bells and whistles :)

Actually XFce is considered a desktop environment, not window manager. ;)

Glad to see Backup application has been added to the list. :)

jeremy 01-07-2009 02:58 PM

The polls have been posted: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...minees-695666/

--jeremy


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