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By jeremy at 2006-03-06 15:52


March, 6th, 2006 -- The polls are closed and the results are in for the 2005 Members Choice Awards. Among the winners are Ubuntu, Firefox, MySQL and The Members Choice Awards allow members of the Linux community to choose their favorite products in a variety of categories including Linux Distribution of the Year, Office Suite of the Year and Web Browser of the Year. "For the fourth consecutive year we've had a record number of votes cast", said Jeremy Garcia, founder and admin of "It's always a great feeling to be able to recognize the hard work that goes into quality Open Source projects", he continued.

A list of winners follows, with the percentage of the votes in parenthesis.

  • Distribution of the Year - Ubuntu (19.49%)
  • Database of the Year - MySQL (62.98%)
  • Office Suite of the Year - (84.84%)
  • Browser of the Year - Firefox (71.90%)
  • Mail Client of the Year - Thunderbird (51.74%)
  • Text Editor of the Year - vi/vim (37.96%)
  • Open Source Game of the Year - Frozen Bubble (23.17%)
  • Window Manager of the Year - Fluxbox (27.11%)
  • Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (64.86%)
  • Audio Multimedia Application of the Year - amaroK (41.86%)
  • Video Multimedia Application of the Year - mplayer (46.94%)
  • Messaging App of the Year - Gaim (52.41%)
  • Security App of the Year - nmap (31.68%)
  • LiveCD Distribution of the Year - Knoppix (39.59%)
  • Windows on Linux App of the Year - Wine (53.94%)
  • File Manager of the Year - Konqueror (51.25%)
  • IDE of the Year - Eclipse (31.99%)
  • Graphics App of the Year - GIMP (62.02%)
  • Shell of the Year - bash (89.67%)
  • Web Development Editor of the Year - Quanta (44.31%)

A full list of nominees along with detailed results can be found at This is the fourth annual Members Choice Awards. Past winners include Red Hat, PostgreSQL and Mozilla.

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