2001 Readers' Choice Awards

See how your preferences compare with the rest of LJ's intrepid readers, all of whom are highly attractive.
Favorite Ad Filtering Tool

1. Junkbuster 2. Homemade 3. Squidguard

One person wrote in, “Ads are a part of the page's design and intended viewing.” Apparently, he or she is alone in that sentiment, as just about everyone else uses a filter, Junkbuster being the one most named. A lot of people are making their own proxies, too.

Favorite Audio Tool

1. xmms 2. pmg123 3. RealAudio

Receiving 58.4% of the total vote, xmms is once again readers' favorite audio tool. Comparatively, none of the others accumulated more than 9%. Grip shows up most amongst the write-ins, and support is still strong for the ogg tools.

Heather Mead is associate editor of Linux Journal. In her free time, she enjoys photography, movies, music and writing short stories.

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hi

Anonymous's picture

thanks for this

Good list. They pretty much

Tim's picture

Good list. They pretty much reflect my opinion too.
Tim@Moviesblock

Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

Actually, Galeon is much better than other browsers.

It's based on Gecko, the rendering engine of Mozilla,

but the user interface is fast, clean and full featured.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

Opera. Light-weight, fast, customisable & compliant.

Web browsers

Anonymous's picture

Opera, Closed Source and Slow (At least on my Computer).

Konqueror, bloated because it is a file manager and Web browser all in one.

Epiphany would be my favourite, it just needs a few more features. For now I use Firefox.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

Konqueror is too raw, Galeon is too GTK. I use Mozilla. It's crappy, no doubt, but that's my favorite e-mail client and brower under Linux.

Noone still beats IE5. Opera under Linux is crappy as well.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

Mozilla is not crappy. It's simply the best browser out there. What other browsers will support SVG, MathML, CSS, etc.. etc.. all natively ?

IE 5 is the most sucks browser I've ever seen.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

Oh and I forgot to mention: the caching sucks.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

IE? Not to point out the obvious, but it is a resource pig, is slow as molasses, and can't render CSS1 properly, try developing a standards compliant website some time and see how much extra adjusting you need to do to make it work in IE.

But different strokes for different folks I guess.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

Galeon also has a better setup druid.

Re: Galeon is much better than Mozilla

Anonymous's picture

> Actually, Galeon is much better than other browsers.

> It's based on Gecko

And so is Konqueror afaik...

Re: 2001 Readers' Choice Awards

Anonymous's picture

Favorite E-mail Client shows:

1. Netscape 2. KMail 3. pine

i.e Pine is #3. But the descriptions says:

Although there are winners in this category, none claim dominance.

Barely 70 votes separated Netscape, in first place, from

    third-place mutt

Which (of pine or mutt) was really 3rd place ?

Favorite audio tool?

Anonymous's picture

Shouldn't pmg123 be mpg123? Once you fix the

typo, feel free to delete this comment.

Re: Favorite audio tool?

Anonymous's picture

A young man identifying himself with Readers' Choice, called me a few minutes ago and when I refused to give him information, he said, "You are a freak." He then hung up. I suspect that your company is in bad need of solicitors......and needs to inform your solicitors that they are not needed when they leave a "victim" of solicitation with a bad reflection on your company!!!!

Re: Favorite audio tool?

Anonymous's picture

The typo's in the print magazine too. :)

Re: 2001 Readers' Choice Awards

Anonymous's picture

StarOffice? Netscape? Do you people even run linux or jusst see the IBM ads with the guys in teh space suits? Big-ass ugly Motif applications, yes that's the best of Linux, you bet.

Re: 2001 Readers' Choice Awards

Anonymous's picture

Motif? Last time I used Motif, or rather, last time I installed any motif looking application on linux I was using linux kernel 2.0.18 ... Now I'm using Netscape Communicator, StarOffice, and more... I'm using Kernel 2.4.9, and as another poster mentioned, I too am all for big companies will to tout Linux and Open Source, even if I don't necessarily agree with "Big Blue" or the corporate idealogy.

Don't force me to use a specific product, and I won't complain. Rub my back, and maybe, just maybe, I'll rub yours...

Linux isn't for geeks anymore, and most of the computer geeks I know have every Gnome/GTK and KDE application for linux installed on their systems... for the sheer fun of being able to say "yah so? I have that and more working and running fine on Linux, what's your point?"

Re: 2001 Readers' Choice Awards

Anonymous's picture

StarOffice & Netscape are for people who actually use more than an old 386 box, which is most people, therefore the most votes. And I support IBM's enthusiasm for the Linux community. I'm not wild about their prices, but the attention of companies looking to develop Linux apps is welcome in my book.

Re: 2001 Readers' Choice Awards

Anonymous's picture

I guess this is a good thing. It proves the fact that Linux is widely spread, and not a geek's OS anymore.

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