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Old 12-12-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Categories


It's almost time for the 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Yes, we're starting a little earlier this year, although I do not anticipate the polls being open for a few weeks. Here is the list of proposed categories for this year. Keep in mind that while we understand that some categories end up containing projects that might not be directly comparable, it's simply not feasible to have enough categories to be all encompassing. If you have suggestions on additions, subtractions or modifications, let us know. I'll be finalizing the list and posting the polls based on feedback from this thread.

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Desktop Distribution of the Year
Server Distribution of the Year
Mobile Distribution of the Year
Database of the Year
NoSQL Database of the Year
Office Suite of the Year
Browser of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Messaging Application of the Year
VoIP Application of the Year (NEW)
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
Graphics Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Monitoring Application 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
Revision Control System of the Year
Backup Application of the Year
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform
Configuration Management Tool of the Year
Open Source Web Framework of the Year
Entertainment Platform of the Year (NEW - think XMBC, Boxee, Google TV, Myth TV, etc.)
Thanks!

--jeremy
 
Old 12-12-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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Looks good to me.
Personally, I'd add a tiling window manager category, but I realise this would be way too narrow and would just reflect my personal interest

Looking forward to the opening of the polls.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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I'm always a bit unsure over whether we need the window manager / desktop split, and not just "GUI". The distinction is not always obvious. What does one call Enlightenment? ROX?
 
Old 12-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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IMHO the line is not blurred at all - Desktop Environment and Window Manager both have very specific meanings. Enlightenment is a Window Manager while ROX is a Desktop Environment.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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I'm always a bit unsure over whether we need the window manager / desktop split, and not just "GUI". The distinction is not always obvious. What does one call Enlightenment? ROX?
Come on, putting eg. KDE together with i3wm would be like comparing cars to roller-blades Both are used to move from one place to another using wheels - but that's where the similarities end.
 
Old 12-14-2011, 07:06 AM   #6
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I Know I'm new here But I Have an Idea You Could Also add a

" Favorite Admin / Contributor / Poster / Member(s) " & Etc Category

You Know For Those Who'd Like to Recognize All the

Hard Work put in By Y'all & " Us "

Users , Contributors & All The Rest

Last edited by ExtremeLinuxNoob; 12-14-2011 at 07:09 AM. Reason: Forgot to add Members even though Users covers it ? lol
 
Old 12-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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The polls have been posted, however voting is not open yet. Please let me know if you have any corrections or additional candidates ASAP. Voting will officially open early next week.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-95/

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2011, 05:34 PM   #8
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It looks like the File Manager and Revision Control System polls are enabled. I didn't vote to see, but I could select the radio button.
 
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:41 PM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up, I've ensured all polls are now indeed closed and verified that no votes were cast.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2011, 06:37 PM   #10
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Maybe I just missed it, but I didn't see e-mail client on the list.
 
Old 12-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #11
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Maybe I just missed it, but I didn't see e-mail client on the list.
It was dropped last year due to lack of interest/participation and a general shift toward web-based and mobile email.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #12
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Will this be just a poll (choose one) for most popular, or a ranking? Pick your #1, #2, #3, etc. ??

I'd prefer the latter as there are some that rock, and some (vmUnaware), that suck, and I'd like to comment, oops, just did
 
Old 12-22-2011, 10:28 AM   #13
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As with all past MCA's, you just choose one. Preferential voting is something that has been discussed in the past and while it's not something I'd rule out, we have no specific plans to implement it at this time.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #14
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The polls are now open:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-95/

--jeremy
 
  


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