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jeremy 02-03-2015 12:15 PM

2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners
 
The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and our first ever three way tie. Congratulations to each and every nominee. The official results:

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Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint/Slackware/Ubuntu (22.20%)
Server Distribution of the Year - CentOS (30.74%)
Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (56.72%)
Database of the Year - MariaDB (34.21%)
NoSQL Database of the Year - MongoDB (44.74%)
Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (86.05%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (57.79%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (33.57%)
Window Manager of the Year - KWin (20.30%)
Messaging Application of the Year - Pidgin (40.09%)
VoIP Application of the Year - Skype (46.06%)
Virtualization/Container Product of the Year - VirtualBox (49.26%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (30.85%)
Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (65.64%)
Graphics Application of the Year - GIMP (65.75%)
Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (22.54%)
Host Security Application of the Year - Rootkit Hunter (23.97%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios Core (35.45%)
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year - Eclipse (17.46%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (30.30%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (27.70%)
Open Source Game of the Year - SuperTuxKart (12.39%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (27.74%)
Revision Control System of the Year - git (72.63%)
Backup Application of the Year - rsync (42.75%)
Configuration Management Tool of the Year - Puppet (31.94%)
Open Source Web Framework of the Year - Django (30.00%)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year - Konsole (21.96%)
Privacy Solution of the Year - Adblock Plus (23.99%)
Open Source Cloud Solution of the Year - ownCloud (56.20%)
FTP Client of the Year - FileZilla (58.82%)
Game Distribution Service of the Year - Steam (73.86%)
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-113/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2014mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.

--jeremy

kooru 02-03-2015 11:52 PM

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Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint/Slackware/Ubuntu (22.20%)
lol, we need playoff to define the winner :D

crudo 02-05-2015 11:07 AM

Nice list! Always love this award :)

gus3 02-05-2015 06:48 PM

kooru, I was thinking the same thing.

vtel57 02-13-2015 04:33 PM

-- Desktop Distribution of the Year - Linux Mint/Slackware/Ubuntu (22.20%) --

There can be only one! :)

Myk267 02-14-2015 01:31 PM

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Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (30.85%)
Myk spits out his coffee.

Really? Really?

kensor 02-14-2015 01:36 PM

A playoff, e.g. comparative user tests within groups of various types and levels of users, might have some informative value.

Absent such an organized end-user testing scheme, a statistically valid polling methodology for selecting survey participants would likely yield results more credible to Linux users who are not long-term denizens of this fine Internet list.

sycamorex 02-14-2015 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Myk267 (Post 5317171)
Myk spits out his coffee.

Really? Really?

It is as if Emacs received 30% votes in a file manager category.

273 02-14-2015 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Myk267 (Post 5317171)
Myk spits out his coffee.

Really? Really?

I've commented about this in the the voting thread -- takes all sorts I suppose.

vtel57 02-14-2015 07:38 PM

What's wrong with VLC? I use VLC. I don't have any problems with it at all. What do you folks think is the best?

273 02-14-2015 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by vtel57 (Post 5317353)
What's wrong with VLC? I use VLC. I don't have any problems with it at all. What do you folks think is the best?

Rather than clutter this thread I'll point you to one of the posts I was referring to:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5313857
Note that I don't think that there is anything wrong with VLC for playing audio and am fine for anybody to make any choice they want .

vtel57 02-14-2015 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 273 (Post 5317354)
Rather than clutter this thread I'll point you to one of the posts I was referring to:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5313857
Note that I don't think that there is anything wrong with VLC for playing audio and am fine for anybody to make any choice they want .

Thanks. Will check it out.

UART 02-15-2015 08:04 AM

Really
 
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Originally Posted by Myk267 (Post 5317171)
[i]Really? Really?

I was just thinking the same thing. Python too. How'd it beat C?

DaneM 02-16-2015 05:20 AM

I'll forgive LOLCode not being programming language of the year, but only because it's not yet feature complete.

Keith Hedger 02-16-2015 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by UART (Post 5317528)
I was just thinking the same thing. Python too. How'd it beat C?

Lowest common denominator, anyone can cobble together a few lines of pyhton code and think they are a programmet, c,c++ etc takes real skill.

Let the flame war commence!


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