Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 7, 2006
The polls are closed and the results are in for the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards (http://www.linuxquestions.org/awards). Among the winners are Ubuntu, Firefox, MySQL and OpenOffice.org. 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 LinuxQuestions.org. "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 - OpenOffice.org (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 http://www.linuxquestions.org/awards/. This is the fourth annual LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Past winners include Red Hat, PostgreSQL and Mozilla.
LinuxQuestions.org is a free, friendly and active Linux Community with over 220,000 members and over 2,100,000 posts. Founded in 2000 LQ offers forums, reviews, a Linux hardware compatibility list, a Linux knowledge base in wiki format, Linux tutorials, a free Linux download site, a Linux podcast, a Linux Radio show, a social bookmarking site and more. LQ has forums for everything from Linux Newbies to Linux in the Enterprise and has 25 officially recognized Linux distribution forums.