Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

This year's results are in; some are not much different from last year, and some are more surprising.

Linux Journal has announced the winners of the 2002 Readers' Choice Awards. Almost 6,000 Linux Journal readers visited the Linux Journal web site and voted on their top choices in 25 categories. For more information on the winners, please see the feature article in the November issue of Linux Journal (#103), now on newsstands.

Favorite Distribution

Mandrake Linux

Favorite Graphics Program

The GIMP

Favorite Word Processor

OpenOffice

Favorite Text Editor

Vim

Favorite Desktop Environment

KDE

Favorite Office Suite

OpenOffice

Favorite Programming Language

C

Favorite Development Tool

GCC

Favorite Shell

bash

Favorite Linux Journal Column

Cooking with Linux

Favorite Processor Architecture

AMD Athlon

Favorite Communication Board

Cyclades

Favorite Database

MySQL

Favorite Backup Utility

tar

Favorite Programming Beverage

Coffee

Favorite Linux Game

Quake III

Favorite Web Browser

Mozilla

Favorite Linux Web Site

Slashdot

Favorite E-mail Client

KMail

Favorite Instant-Messaging Client

gaim

Favorite Distributed File Sharing System

Gnutella

Most Indispensable Linux Book

Linux in a Nutshell, by Ellen Siever

Favorite Ad Filtering Tool

Junkbuster

Favorite Embedded Distribution

MontaVista Linux

Favorite Audio Tool

xmms

Linux Journal's annual Readers' Choice Awards allow members of the Linux community to pick their favorites from a variety of options in a number of categories. Write-in votes also are accepted in every category. Voting in the 2002 Readers' Choice Awards took place between July 15 and August 12, 2002, and was open to everyone.

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Rebecca Cassity is the Director of Sales for Linux Journal

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Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Anonymous's picture

Maybe this is indicative of the quality?

Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Ludootje's picture

Exactly! Why else would distros use KDE as default environment?

KDE doesn't pay distros to do this...

Ludootje

ludootje@linux.be

Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Anonymous's picture

If I recall Mandrake defaults to both & Mandrake seems to supply a full range of both & I'm buying Mandrake 9 to only install Gnome. But yes I do agree, it would be nice if ALL distributions properly supported both KDE & Gnome.

Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Anonymous's picture

Are you kidding boy ?

Qt is a good plain C++ code ...

Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Anonymous's picture

It would be called humor.

Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Anonymous's picture

And a troll

Re: Linux Journal Announces Winners of 8th Annual Readers' Choic

Anonymous's picture

> Favorite Ad Filtering Tool Junkbuster

I guess this is because it's follow-up Privoxy (www.privoxy.org) is not very well known yet and is a little bit more complicated to set up.

Regards,

Patrick

Privoxy is great

Anonymous's picture

I agree that privoxy is a really great tool.

I disagree about it being harder to set up than junkbuster.

Privoxy works great 'out of the box' with no set up at all.

If you do need to configure it, the web based configuration is real easy.

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