2020 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

The top is a bit stupid, but just as a curiosity :
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Desktop Distribution of the Year - Ubuntu (20.31%)
Server Distribution of the Year - Slackware (32.93%)
Live Distribution of the Year - Slackware Live Edition (41.55%)
Database of the Year - MariaDB (53.18%)
Browser of the Year - Firefox (54.82%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - Plasma Desktop (KDE) (35.54%)
Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (23.03%)
Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (29.34%\%)
Digital Audio Workstation of the Year - Ardour (42.11%)
Video Media Player of the Year - VLC (67.26%)
Video Authoring Application of the Year - KDEnlive (44.44%)
Security Hardening and/or Scanning Application of the Year - nmap (45.83%)
Network Monitoring Application of the Year - Nagios Core (22.33%)
IDE of the Year - Visual Studio Code (23.29%)
Text Editor of the Year - vim (28.34%)
File Manager of the Year - Dolphin (29.39%)
Open Source Game of the Year - SuperTuxKart (15.05%)
Programming Language of the Year - Python (31.14%)
Backup Application of the Year - Timeshift (23.58%)
Log Management Tool of the Year - Logstash (33.80%)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year - Konsole (23.25%)
Browser Privacy Solution of the Year - uBlock Origin (38.62%)
Privacy Solution of the Year - GnuPG (33.33%)
IRC Client of the Year - HexChat (44.83%)
Single Board Computer of the Year - Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (58.59%)
Virtualization Application of the Year - VirtualBox (53.76%)
Container of the Year - Docker (60.58%)
Linux/Open Source Podcast of the Year - Bad Voltage/Command Line Heroes/GNU World Order (13.59%)
Secure Messaging Application of the Year - Signal (45.63%)
Graphics Editor of the Year - GIMP (74.67%)
Linux Desktop Vendor of the Year - System76 (52.99%)
Linux Laptop Vendor of the Year - System76 (39.86%)
Linux Server Vendor of the Year - Dell (31.58%)
Email Client of the Year - Thunderbird (57.87%)
Clipboard Manager of the Year - Klipper (52.73%)
PDF Viewer of the Year - Okular (37.40%)
Static Site Generator of the Year - Hugo (32.26%)
Screen Recording and Streaming Tool of the Year - OBS Studio (37.21%)
Media Server of the Year - Kodi (37.14%)
Team Communication Application of the Year - Slack (38.24%)
Music Collaboration Platform of the Year - SoundJack (32.00%)

It’s interesting how many people voted for Slackware, Slackware is ALIVE!
Or individual polls here:

If it comes to me: just Firefox, python and GIMP from the list above.

An LQ poll? How biased can that be. LOL

About as reliable as the Distrowatch rankings.

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LQ is the forum of Slackware.

Window Manager - Openbox - out of date but nice.

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I am using Fluxbox lol

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****ing VirtualBox? Ridiculous.

Seems like Jeremy doesn’t understand native virtualisation under Linux: he’s added KVM (which is a kernel module) and QEMU as separate categories. Oh dear.

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@chroot had no idea, makes sense now
@sammiev It can’t be out of date if it does what I need and then some more. Openbox is a finished/completed project.

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LQ used to be a very good Linux tech forum. It was noob-friendly and guys there were very knowledgeable.

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Why the past tense? Has it worsened recently?

I was a member for a while but I got bored of seeing the adverts when I was lurking. I like to lurk.

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I haven’t visited that site for some years. I remember at some point they inserted too many commercial links in the posts.

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I only had a couple of posts there last year but the people who responded were nice and helpful.