2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners Announced

The polls are closed and the results are in for the 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. With well over 26,000 votes cast, the turnout for this has gotten better ever year we've done it. A couple of mild surprises IMHO this year, but nothing too crazy. I was most surprised to see that the app that won by the biggest margin was bash in the Shell of the Year (89.67%) category. MySQL seems to have pulled ahead a little compared to the last couple of years, which is not necessarily what I would have expected. amaroK managed to unseat xmms as the favorite audio app, despite coming in distant second last year. Finally, I think it's interesting that no single Linux distribution managed to get over 20% of the votes. The winner, Ubuntu, came in at 19.49% with the second place Slackware right on its heels at 19.05% and three others (Fedora, Suse and Debian) at or near 10%. The full results are available here. Keep in mind that these results are anecdotal at best, are only indicative of what the LQ community thinks and are in no way officially meaningful outside that scope. It is fun though, and some edge cases aside I think the LQ community is quite indicative of the general Linux community at large. As usual, I voted for about half losers and no I will not tell you who I voted for in any category :) Congratulations to all the great projects who were nominated. If you've won, an email, certificate and logo will be on its way soon.
–jeremy
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