Linux Journal Readers Choice Awards are Open

Do you like KDE and its applications? Don't hesitate to tell the world. A good possibility is the 2003 Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards where voting is now running. "Linux Journal, the leading magazine of the Linux community, is pleased to announce that voting in the 2003 Readers' Choice poll is officially underway. Make your vote count as you tell us your favorite distribution, development tools, LJ column and much more." Voting closes July 25. The winners will be published in the November issue of Linux Journal, which will probably come out a few weeks after the KDE Contributor's Conference wraps up.


There's the Linux Journal winners announced in November, and there's the developer conference before that in August. I just didn't get the connection between the two. You mentioned it in the news item as if there is one.

By ML at Sat, 2003/07/05 - 5:00am

Linux Journal could cover not only the contest winners but also the KDE conference in the same issue so its readership will notice that KDE will already have improved even more at the time of reading.

Some of their categories are quite strange (or equipped with strange choices) but nevertheless there's much to do for KDE enthusiasts ;)

By josef at Sat, 2003/07/05 - 5:00am

So, gnome has already discussed it, and seeing the options proposed, their awards are biased, even though maybe more by mistake and ignorance than bad will.

From http://www.gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid=1199&mode=thread&order=0&tho... :
- "Bluecurve/GNOME/XD2 are listed separately to divide up those who like gnome (enlightenment and window-maker can potentially divide further as several like using those with gnome), whereas KDE has a single option."
- "In text editor they have: * vi (an dother vi clones) and then * vim"
- " In office proram they have: * KOffice * Kword", but neither single Kspread (included in Koffice then) nor Gnumeric (never included)

Btw, I'm not a gnome addict: I'm using both projects since both have their advantages.

By Henri at Sun, 2003/07/06 - 5:00am

Well, it's pretty obvious who will win what. KDE has won best DE for the last four or five years or so (when the options were between 4 or 5 picks).. and OpenOffice is going to win best office program.

As for Bluecurve vs. GNOME. vs XD2, I don't see how Bluecurve splits just GNOME. It splits KDE in the same way.

Enlightenment and WindowMaker are usable with both GNOME and KDE (I use the latest KDE with Enlightenment), and thus, they split KDE and GNOME in the same way.

I think the gnome-footnotes guys are just seeing competition between KDE and GNOME when there isn't any.

By anon at Sun, 2003/07/06 - 5:00am

Given the head start they had on voting, they will probably win this useless poll anyway.

By anon at Sun, 2003/07/06 - 5:00am

Yeah, that's my point. I was just quoting from gnome news since it was already discussed there and not only in term of kde vs. gnome but just that: this poll is useless.

By Henri at Mon, 2003/07/07 - 5:00am

You mean, every poll is useless unless your favourite wins?

By Anonymous at Mon, 2003/07/07 - 5:00am

Mandrake is not in their list of distro's, nor distrowatch in the list of sites. How did they make their lists?

By geert at Mon, 2003/07/07 - 5:00am

Yes it is, as "Linux Mandrake".

By Michael Goffioul at Mon, 2003/07/07 - 5:00am