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jeremy 12-28-2004 02:15 PM Members Choice Awards - Coming Soon
Voting for the the 2004 Members Choice Awards will open soon. The next post in this thread will contain the tentative categories for this year. If you think anything is missing, or anything should be removed, please post in this thread. Thanks.


jeremy 12-28-2004 02:24 PM

Browser of the Year
Distribution of the Year
LiveCD Distribution of the Year
Database of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Office Suite of the Year
Word Processor of the Year
Spreadsheet of the Year
Audio Multimedia Application of the Year
Video Multimedia Application of the Year
Security App of the Year
Cryptography App of the Year
Hardening App of the Year
Editor of the Year
Web Development Editor of the Year
IDE of the Year
Mail Client of the Year
Open Source Game of the Year
Commercial Game of the Year
Windows on Linux App of the Year
File Manager of the Year
Messaging App of the Year
Graphics App of the Year
FTP Server of the Year
Web Server of the Year
MTA of the Year


slakmagik 12-28-2004 02:42 PM

File Manager of the Year? (presumably non-bash/ls/mv/cp, but maybe that could be a contestant, too.) :)
Utility/System Utility/Something of the Year? A slot or two for the little guys.

If there's FTP server, should there be ftp client?

Maybe science/educational app? Celestia is wild. :)

Distributed app? Folding/SETI?

Flipside, I always thought these

Security App of the Year
Cryptography App of the Year
Hardening App of the Year

were a little close together and might be combined. Maybe not to major security wonks, though.

Looks pretty good overall, though. Just idle suggestions.

peter_robb 12-28-2004 02:45 PM

How about a Documentation/FAQ category..
eg a source for good Docs...

jeremy 12-28-2004 02:58 PM

File Manager of the Year has been added.


Mara 12-28-2004 04:05 PM

I have doubts about 'Windows on Linux App of the Year'. I assume it means apps running under Wine. In such case I don't think that those apps should be honored - it's Wine team work, not the app's developers.

jeremy 12-28-2004 04:07 PM

Mara, that category will include apps to run windows apps (ie. Wine, VMware, CXOffice, Win4lin, etc).


Mara 12-28-2004 04:28 PM

Thanks for clarification. :)

Joey.Dale 12-29-2004 01:32 AM

Mail server of the year

floppywhopper 12-29-2004 05:02 AM

Firewall of the year

separate category
or come under distros or security apps ???

I would like to see
Firewall of the year


scuzzman 12-29-2004 05:38 AM

Firewall of the year - on linux boxes? There is only one firewall, or so I thought... iptables

floppywhopper 12-29-2004 05:51 AM

I suppose I mean distros like
smoothwall, openwall, IP Cop, Monowall ( BSD ),
etc etc


scuzzman 12-29-2004 06:06 AM

I thought those were all iptables frontends

jeremy 12-29-2004 09:50 AM

Joey.Dale - We have MTA of the year.

As for the security issue, we could possibly change the "Hardening App" category to Hardening App/Security Distro. Thoughts?


justin_p 12-29-2004 10:37 AM

are the reponses going to be in quiz form?

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