Final Voting in 2005 Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards

The final round of voting in the 2005 Linux Journal Readers' Choice awards has begun. The final ballot is based on the results of two previous rounds of open voting, and mostly the top two vote-getters in each category have made it to the final ballot. Eight KDE-related projects are still in the competition. The deadline for voting is July 28, the winners will be announced in the November 2005 issue of the magazine.


Kontact for Office Program, way to go!

By blacksheep at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

An interesting thing would be Kontact as office application getting more votes than Evolution as email client...

By Anonymous at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

No KMail in the final.. although in the earlier round there was KMail vs Kontact in the e-mail client section. Duh.

By Ivor at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

Yeah, bad voting split. Last year it became third (http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7724) too.

By Anonymous at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

Kmail and Kontact listed separately on the same ballot really killed Kmail's chances. Whats more is its a ridiculous split that shows a distinct lack of understanding about exactly how Kontact technologies are incorporated. What is more, LJ should have known better.


By brockers at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

Heh, Office is the place where Kontact is shown on my machine (not Internet, where KMail lives). If we put Kontact there, who is LJ to disagree?

By Brad Hards at Sat, 2005/07/09 - 5:00am

Even with the messed up categories I think there will be some nice results for the KDE camp. And I it will illustrate how things have started to change in the Linux world, and how KDE are central in that change. To make some predictions I'd guess Kate are going to come in on a nice second, not to far behind Vim. It will be close, but not surprising if amaroK actually beats XMMS. The gap between Gaim and Kopete are not going to be very big this year. And I suspect Subversion are going to win it's category this year, call it a hunch:-)

By Morty at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

It is really ridicolous how so-called
"experts" can throw out such a list.

They did NOT list KDE as programming language!

KDE e.V. should write a letter asking them
to think about their ignorancy. If they want
to promote free software they should NOT list
OpenOffice.org and Kontact together - hell did
any of them ever use any of the listed projects?

My comment to this awards: BAH! I t - i s - a - s h a m e.

By Nikolas Zimmermann at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

Something went wrong, they had Kontact listed twice here:


both as e-mail client and as office program. It was probably eliminated as e-mail client (KMail took votes from Kontact and vice-versa) but not as office program.

Maybe you should have complained before?

By ac at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am

> They did NOT list KDE as programming language!

But C++ can win after last year's winner C didn't even make it into the finale.

By Anonymous at Fri, 2005/07/08 - 5:00am