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Old 12-01-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Categories


It's almost time for the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Here is the list of proposed categories for this year. We mixed things up more than normal this year, but 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
Virtualization/Container Product of the Year
Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Video Media Player Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Network 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
Backup Application of the Year
Configuration Management Tool of the Year
Open Source Web Framework of the Year
X Terminal Emulator of the Year
Privacy Solution of the Year
Open Source Cloud Solution of the Year
Proposed for Removal
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FTP Client of the Year
Game Distribution Service of the Year
Revision Control System of the Year
Messaging Application of the Year
Graphics Application of the Year
VoIP Application of the Year
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Audio Authoring Application of the Year
Video Authoring Application of the Year
Shell of the Year
Email Client of the Year
IRC Client of the Year
Package Manager of the Year
Linux Filesystem of the Year
Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-01-2015, 11:53 AM   #2
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maybe a sub-category for linux compatible games ?
 
Old 12-01-2015, 12:02 PM   #3
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Possible Category

There is category where Linux is making a huge inroad on desktops.
If not this year possibly the inclusion of Desk Top Publishing (DTP) next year as:

DTP Application
 
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maybe a sub-category for linux compatible games ?
We have no plans for multiple game categories for this year. If there's sufficient demand in the future it's something we'd consider.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:11 PM   #5
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There is category where Linux is making a huge inroad on desktops.
If not this year possibly the inclusion of Desk Top Publishing (DTP) next year as:

DTP Application
I'll admit this isn't a category I'm extremely familiar with, but I'd anticipate low voter participation and a runaway winner for this category.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:16 PM   #6
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I would be very interested in seeing Game Distribution Service of the Year. Steam would probably win hands down, but there are others out there the support Linux, and I would be interested in seeing what kind of distribution of votes they alternatives get.
 
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I would be very interested in seeing Game Distribution Service of the Year. Steam would probably win hands down, but there are others out there the support Linux, and I would be interested in seeing what kind of distribution of votes they alternatives get.
That category is on the "Proposed for Removal" list.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:24 PM   #8
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Revision Control System of the Year - very interested in seeing what is being used, as there are several alternatives, and these get used by a lot of us software developers.

Messaging Application of the Year - Same here. Is anyone still using Kopete, does Pidgin rule? What are others using?
 
Old 12-01-2015, 12:25 PM   #9
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That category is on the "Proposed for Removal" list.

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I know, that is why I expressed my interest in seeing it. Perhaps I wasn't clear:

I would like to see this retained, not removed, and I don't think I'm the odd man out on this.
 
Old 12-01-2015, 12:30 PM   #10
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Revision Control System of the Year - very interested in seeing what is being used, as there are several alternatives, and these get used by a lot of us software developers.
This has been the most lopsided category the last few years, which is why it's being rotated out. It's possible it will appear again in a future MCA.

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Messaging Application of the Year - Same here. Is anyone still using Kopete, does Pidgin rule? What are others using?
This was both lopsided and a very difficult category to manage. It will be replaced by a rotating category of specific Messaging type; this year IRC Client and Email Client. Likely IM next year.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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I know, that is why I expressed my interest in seeing it. Perhaps I wasn't clear:

I would like to see this retained, not removed, and I don't think I'm the odd man out on this.
It was among the lowest in participation and Steam got nearly three quarters of the vote.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:32 PM   #12
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As a reminder, the full results from last year are available here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ce-awards-113/

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:38 PM   #13
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Open-source hardware, please?
 
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Not only as a way to find more but perhaps motivate more...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware
 
Old 12-01-2015, 12:41 PM   #15
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Open-source hardware, please?
While I like this idea in theory, this seems like it would be a very difficult category to manage. Given https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware what would you anticipate the nominees looking like?

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