TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award Winners Announced

September 1, 2005 - TUX Magazine, the first and only magazine for the new Linux user, today announced the winners of its first-annual Readers' Choice Awards for 2005. TUX is published by SSC, publishers of Linux Journal.

"We were amazed by both the quantity and quality of the choices that were available for TUX's inaugural Readers' Choice Awards," commented Carlie Fairchild, SSC Publications' VP of Marketing and Sales. "Not only are the most popular applications getting ever more, but many new entrants keep arriving to push the market forward by leaps and bounds. It's clear that desktop Linux has arrived."

The winners, as featured in the September (#6) issue of TUX Magazine, are as follows:

Favorite Distribution: Kubuntu/Ubuntu
Favorite Desktop Environment: KDE
Favorite Web Browser: Firefox
Favorite E-Mail Client: Thunderbird
Favorite Communications Tool: Gaim
Favorite Mobile Tool: gpilot
Favorite Productivity Suite: OpenOffice.org
Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool: Digikam
Favorite Music Player: XMMS
Favorite Media Player: Mplayer
Favorite Game: Frozen Bubble
Favorite Design Tool: GIMP
Favorite Text Editor: vi
Best Place to Buy a Linux Desktop or Laptop: Linux Certified

TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award

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About TUX
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Patrica Hill (not verified) - Tue, 2007-02-13 12:19.

TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award Winners Announced

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2006-08-28 08:25.

??

I do not understand, what has travel together with TUX Award Winners?

3dsl Eugen (not verified) - Fri, 2007-01-19 17:03.

Great, another Distro flame war

I hate it when I see X distro is better than Y distro and other likewise lame comments on trying to establish that their distro has a bigger nob than all the others.

At the end of the day everyone has their own personal choice.

Personally, Gentoo is for me.

Why?
Its simple, Gentoo doesn't even attempt to auto detect your swanky new hardware, it expects you to know what bloody hardware you own and configuring the hardware yourself, so you can't whine about it 'not working with your hardware', belive it or not, hardware is *not* that hard to configure.

It also doesn't have stupid snazy GUI's that try to configure (or screw up) everything for you, you learn how to edit your configs yourself, so if something gets screwed up then it really is your fault and you learn from the mistake.

No crudy package management system either, you don't get a dependency hell cockups, or 8 month old binaries. Portage automatically resolves dependent libraries and other packages judging from the USE options that you chose during a merge. You can set all manor of gcc g++ and ld optmisations to squeeze every drop of performance out of your system, so no more crap i586 (Pentium 1!) targeted binary builds. Got a Pentium 4 prescott?.. sweet, you can utilise most of its registers with gcc opt flags. The difference between FPU and SSE3 performance is massive.

Yea, this sounds all horribly compicated, just as well there's tons of documentation and a tightnip gentoo community to help you through your experience.

In fact, I've learned more about how Linux works and how everything is tied in together in the last year of using Gentoo than the prior 3 years of fiddling other distros put together.

So Gentoo is a pretty apt meta-distro, but this poll wasn't about which was best, but which is voted user favourate.. I'm not bothered Ubuntu was voted favourate, Gentoo works for me so I'll continue using it regardless of what most people uses.

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2005-12-02 04:54.

good...

but is this truth?

wikky (not verified) - Sat, 2006-12-16 17:13.

Amusing post...

I had to reply... especially in light of:

"I hate to see distro X is better than distro Y...."

...but Gentoo (X) is better than all other distros (Y) because.... yada yada yada.

I'm not saying I don't like choice, and I do agree it is personal preference, but don't say you don't like to see something done and then proceed to do that very thing...

KermitJr (not verified) - Fri, 2006-02-03 08:53.

Probably

Probably, I'd also agree with you, but I have slight difference in my point of view.

liver (not verified) - Fri, 2006-02-24 10:23.

Probably

I realy cant see the diference. These are other words but means the same.
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Rodolfo

Rodolfo (not verified) - Thu, 2007-08-23 22:53.

Just a little hypacritical

Your comment cracks me up. You intro by saying how stupid flame wars are then you go off on how gentoo is superior and all other distros are inferior.

You also failed to realize the target audience that "TUX" is shooting for. Their whole slogan is "The first and only magazine for the new linux user" I don't think nor would I ever reccomend any "new linux user" use gentoo.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2006-01-07 16:26.

I _would_ recommend it to a

I _would_ recommend it to a beginner.
Installing gentoo is an experience you learn more from then installing dozens of gui stuffed other distros.
From all distros i've used (knoppix 3.3..4, ubuntu, debian, featherlinux, mandriva,...) gentoo is the most straight forward of all. It just does what you say. If you say blow up or rm -Rf / (as root) it will do this and then it's your own dumb fault and you won't do that agian ever in your whole life.
So to put things short: There is a certain learning curve, but everything i documented in the most detailed manner (like just follow the installation handbook onwww.gentoo.org and you'll have a running system).
Also the community support is awesome.
The only downside is : it takes HD place and cpucycles and some memory to compile things, so i can't use it on my old box (200Mhz 64Mram 2G HD)
So don't hesitate, just go for it!

jpjacobs (not verified) - Sat, 2006-01-21 16:52.

/End sarcasm

right?

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2006-02-17 23:19.

right

right.

danke (not verified) - Fri, 2006-02-24 10:21.

Ubuntu was the only Linux

Ubuntu was the only Linux distro that detected my printer (Lexmark Z12).

Vignesh (not verified) - Sat, 2005-10-29 11:01.

Lexmark z12

I am running ubuntu dapper drake, did you get your z12 to work in Dapper?

If so I would be super thankful for your help on how you did it.

-R

Rob (not verified) - Sat, 2006-06-03 06:21.

PCLinuxOS has a major flaw

PCLinuxOS has a major flaw. It uses rpm for it's packages. Anyone who used a debian based system soon comes to hate rpm. When it becomes easier to compile software yourself instead of going through the depencies nightmare that rpm packages can create, you start looking for other options.

When it comes to rock solid stability and usability, I have used nothing that compares to Debian. However that stability comes at the price of using older versions of software.

Ubuntu does have some issues to work out, and I think they will have many fixed with the stable release of Breezy Badger later this month. I think that Ubuntu and Kubuntu will continue to grow in popularity.

In the meantime I'm trying Gentoo, so far it's been worth the long install time from compiling everything. Gentoo has such good documentation that I think that a novice can install it if they have experienced computer person on hand in case a problem arises, but it wouldn't be the first distro I'd recomend. Portage has to be one of the most ingenious ideas in Computer history. Of course a lot of credit has to go to FreeBSD for the core idea of ports.

I'd like to see a distro based around the new autopackage package system. I think that it has a lot of potential.

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2005-10-12 00:04.

PCLinuxOS has a major flaw

As an ex-Debian user, I don't agree.

The current urpmi system used by Mandrake is, IMHO, now superior to the Debian method.

kwacka (not verified) - Tue, 2005-12-06 03:04.

rpm

pclos uses rpms but also apt-get with a synaptic frontend just like Debian and yes it handles the dependencies just like Debian.

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2005-11-02 15:41.

Best distro Ubuntu/Kubuntu?

You only say that because it is on distrowatch as number one.
IMHO it is the WORST distro ever! I couldn't get it to work with my WIFI on any system,it's slow to load from CD,and it's bloated Gnome!
The winner should be either Mepis.PCLinuxOS or Suse. All are fast,stable,and work with most hardware out the box with KDE. Kubuntu is a pain for a Debian-based distro. Knoppix is faster.
And my fave Linspire,is another great one.

Trinette Rani (not verified) - Sun, 2005-09-25 21:30.

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/10/10/204207

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-10-11 09:07.

This is a reader's choice

This is a reader's choice poll therefore people voted for ubuntu/kubuntu (not tux, which what your statement seems to infer)...it wasnt number one because of the distrowatch. On the other hand it may have got voted favorite because new linux users saw that it was number 1 on the distrowatch, installed it because of that (how else is one to choose, there are so many opinions out there on what distro is the best that it's slightly annoying..rant, rant), found that it 'just works', kept it on their machine without trying other distros because it works then voted in this poll making ubuntu/kubuntu the favorite. Maybe it shouldn't be called most favorite but most used?? by new users?

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-30 13:15.

their statement implied, you

their statement implied, you infered

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-10-25 22:00.

I can't scroll the pagewith my FF1.0.6

Check it out
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tuxmagazine.com%2Fnode%2F1000151

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-15 13:55.

There is a way...

Yeah it's a real pain. You have to place the mouse pointer over the right-hand column. To be honest, if Konq could squash popups the way FF does, I might go back to using it for the web. I think that FF, at least in KDE under Linux, does not react as well to the mouse as KDE and my switch to FF was because I was fed up with popups.

davecs (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-15 14:21.

Popups

Dave, Konq controls popups very well, KControl-Webbrowsing-Java (I think, Im at work) You can set it to Allow-Ignore-or Ask. Works perfect for my needs.
Sal

Sal (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-15 16:24.

Sal, since you (or one of

Sal,

since you (or one of your fanatical friends) censored my critical post on the PCLOS forums, I need to reply to you here:

- first of all, it's not under Java. Java applets don't open popups. It's JavaScript, which is a completely different thing.

Second, Konq supports yet another option, which is 'smart'. And that's the option you want.

Please stop hyping your OS and go home to mend your ignorance.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2005-09-19 13:32.

Oh sweet revenge you must fee

Oh sweet revenge you must feel really good about yourself now. Congrats A--hat, the only ignorant person here is you.

KezzerDrix (not verified) - M - , 2005-09-19 16:35.

That sure was a gratuitous an

That sure was a gratuitous and childish response.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-09-20 08:26.

RE-read your first thread and

RE-read your first thread and try to make it back from recess before you get a tardy.

KezzerDrix (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-22 12:50.

I neither know you, nor do I

I neither know you, nor do I know whom you mistake me for.

My only point was that PCLinuxOS fanatics like Sal are a bunch of ignorant noise-makers. And no, I don't mean the devels, who are probably at no fault except for wasting part of their lives.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-09-24 08:42.

I Sir am a PCLinuxos

I Sir am a PCLinuxos fanatic, and I don't care who you are or who you think you are. I have been around PCLinuxos long enough to know that Sal is not ignorant, is not a noise maker, and is probably one of the most helpful people that I have come across on my journey into using Linux. I also know that he only reprimands people who truly deserve it on the PCLinuxos forum. I have crossed the line in the forum due to being frustrated over my own inexprience with Linux and the people in the PCLinuxos forum have always been understanding and helpful. What made me mad was you attacking someone that you obviously don't know, I have seen Sal help the uncountable horde at all times of the night and day. He at least deserve more respect.

KezzerDrix (not verified) - Wed, 2005-09-28 07:33.

How did I miss that?

It's amazing how many gaps there are in one's knowledge! Thanks, Sal. Is there a way to cover Flash animations and bar graphics from certain sites like you can with Firefox?

I could soon find myself using Konq full-time again!

davecs (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-15 17:06.

Distro comment

Well, the fans of PCLinuxos are a loud group :) I to am a PCLinuxos fan, It simply works and has a dedicated team of developers that listen to and care about their users. If you are looking for a simple, easy to use, yet powerful distro then choose PCLinuxos. If you want to spend hours setting up and maintaining a distro try something else.

JAM-Computers (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-09 07:50.

Bamboo is the Best

Linux Mandrake 9.1 is the only one Linux distro that not giving me any trouble on my i586 PC (p233mmx with 92mb ram).
DSL, puppy, austrumi, slax, mandriva, t2, debian, knoppix, move, rh, fedora, even mini distros like movix and geexbox are really troublesome.
PCLOS? Mepis? Ubuntu? Xandros? Never dare to try them.
Suse? It is 4 i686 man!

Salman (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-09 03:41.

gentoo perhaps? just stay

gentoo perhaps? just stay away from gnome // kde. use flux or something

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-11-08 17:47.

Right

As for 2003-2004, you say a right sentence.
(I used Mandrake/Mandriva too).
If you like Mandrake, PCLinuxOs is its succesor (has also Control Center, DiskDrake, rpm-mdk, and so on ...) and you might like it also.
But, PCLinuxOs has a lot of addons over Mandrake :
liveCD, easy install, more hardware database, synaptic, remastering ,
software already configured, ....
Just try !

robertgh (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-09 06:43.

I think Mandy 9.1 is probably the right choice here!

The starter of this thread has a P233 with 96Mb RAM, though. Thanks to UnionFS, there is an outside chance that he could get PCLinuxOS installed on his computer, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Mandy 9.1 reflects the age of the computer, and, to me, was the best version of Mandrake in relation to its time period. Its kernel and program versions are probably right for that hardware.

So though I am a PCLOS fan (as you can see from my other entry in this debate) I think that Mandy 9.1 is a better choice on this occasion.

davecs (not verified) - Sun, 2005-09-11 11:53.

Flamebait

Have any of you tried gentoo? An advantage of a "from source" distro is that you get to know your system much better, you can customize it much better, and you get more satisfaction from using it.
It's not for everyone, and a steep learning curve for newbies, but I haven't found a distro that is easier to maintain and upgrade.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-10-04 03:39.

yes. I love you

yes. I love you

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2005-11-08 17:49.

Choose: Publicity or quality

Ubuntu ? What a joke !
Publicity ? What a fake !

If you are directed by publicity,
why don't choose WINDOWS ?

But I understand, ... Ubuntu catch first prise becouse
the money talks.

The real winner (especially for newbies) could be
mepis, xandros, knoppix, knopper, pclinuxos, ...

And the final winner, out a doubt, PCLINUXOS !
Why ? Just test it !

robertgh (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-09 01:15.

I've tested it, and it almost

I've tested it, and it almost blew up my ethernet card. Please stop spreading this hype. It's not worth taking the risk.

You want a good distro? Try Mepis. Or Kanotix. There is plenty of good alternatives, you don't need to stick to the bad ones.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2005-09-19 14:44.

Try Mepis?

With a X windows install that didn't even detect the correct harware. You've got to be kidding. Had to reboot in the middle of the install, because it froze up the whole system. While ubuntu actually installed without any problem.

Every distro in fact has its advantages and disadvantages. But it does seem that ubuntu is easy to use and install. You will always got dodgy hardware with little support because of the lack of co-operation from the manufacturers. Like Savage screencards, tulip network cards and Canon in general.

But in the end ANYTHING is better than windoze ;P

Barnacle (not verified) - Sun, 2005-10-02 14:22.

Thanks but I ALREADY have a g

Thanks but I ALREADY have a good distro, PCLinuxOS. It has never given me a single problem with any hardware.

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-22 02:05.

Fair enough. If it suits your

Fair enough. If it suits your needs, go ahead and use it.

My point is, stop recommend it to innocent people unless you know that it works for them too. Losing your time with extra installations of random distros is one thing, but losing even more time finding a kernel which still works on your box is not acceptable.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2005-09-24 08:38.

By reading your comments it

By reading your comments it looks as though you may not have read the system requirements for PCLOS. Funny though I have installed it on over 50 computers through a church that I have donated to schools. They are generally the cream of the crap computers, generally ranging from 500mhz to 200mhz and having old equipment. These computers usually require alot of time to diagnose and repair. Normally, the only thing that goes smoothly is the installation of PCLOS. I also, have installed it on about a dozen newer computers and a few laptops. The only troubles I have ever had were do to my own inexprience with linux. I quick line at the forum and I am shown what I am doing wrong and how to fix it.

For Beginners PCLOS is the best choice. You can simply install it and use it. Most media functions work right out of the install, and it is kept very up to date. I also suggest Mepis to people, however it is not kept as up to date. But it also works just fine.

KezzerDrix (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-30 09:14.

Ubuntu? Hah! Long Live PCLOS

I gave Ubuntu a test drive and to me it was nothing to write home about. It had problems with my rather run-of-the-mill hardware and wasn't exactly ready for multimedia web browsing.

Though I'm not that technically proficient in Linux, I've used it for nearly five years now, starting out with Mandrake and trying other distros as time permitted.

PCLinuxOS is about as perfect a distro as you can get, in my opinion. Installation was a 15 minute process and when it was finished I had a quality OS at my fingertips, with just the right mix of applications, a look and "feel" that beats the pants off Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, for that matter), multimedia fully integrated into the browser, and an overall desktop experience that reflects the dedication and love Texstar puts into his creation.

Has it been painless? Of course not - updates have broken things a time or two, but a fix is invariably released nearly as fast as the problem is reported.

This is the only distro I felt strongly enough about to burn the ISO to CDs that I hand out to friends and acquaintances who are looking for an alternative to Mordorsoft.

Third place is an outstanding showing for a Linux distro that hasn't had a fraction of the press Ubuntu seems to receive. And I find it amusing that PCLinuxOS, in the opinions of its many happy users, is far and away a better quality distribution than those put out by some of the most well-known names in the business.

Congratulations to the team at PCLinuxOS on your showing. However, those of us in the know are perfectly aware who the REAL Number 1 is. :-)

D - Zeigler (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-08 23:15.

Best linux Distro?

I am fairly new to Linux and dont claim to be a guru in any way. However, I do know what works and what doesn't atleast for me. I have Ubuntu and can not figure out why it is so popular. It (IMO) has poor hardware detection, various serious sound issues and is a configuration nightmare. I never could get it to successfully install my avertv card or play media from the internet and sound issues plagued my every step. On the Ubuntu forums the openly admit to the sound issues, couldn't figure out why my tv card didn't work and had lengthy processes for internet media, which after much effort failed to fix my problem. The Ubuntu forums, however, are filled with nice people willing to help. After reading the Sept 1st issue I tried opensuse 10.0 and it was beautifully laid out. Very professional, but again it was a little difficult to set up and when I asked for help at 2 seperate forums I did not recieve any. This brings me to Mepis and PCLOS. Mepis is great it has a huge repository, is very stable and is ready to use right after installation. Mepis, though feels outdated, it is still using kde 3.3.2 and you really cant upgrade to 3.4 without risking damaging the entire system. Also when you update via synaptic it asks questions that a new user doesn't know how to answer. PCLinuxos, installs easily and is ready to use right after installation. I did not have to do anything except insert disk, click install me and follow a few simple instructions. Pclos is fast,up to date, stable and exeptionally well laid out. Texstar must work around the clock to keep it very current. Being a recent windows convert and new enough to Linux that I am not comfortable digging and rewriting config files I would have to say that PCLOS is the absolute best distro for the new linux user. With PCLinuxos the user simply points, clicks and enjoys.

KezzerDrix (not verified) - Wed, 2005-09-07 09:31.

PCLinuxOS - 3rd place despite little publicity

This is some achievement.

1st Ubuntu, strongly publicised in computer press across the world, the project of a billionaire with huge resources, who even bought his way into a space trip, free disks mailed anywhere in the world, is it any wonder that Ubuntu won your poll.

2nd SuSE. The Mighty SuSE. Now owned by the mighty Novell company, possibly the beneficiary of many recommendations and tutorials. Here in UK, the examples that a weekly mag called Micro Mart give in their Linux Tutorials relate to SuSE. Certainly the choice of many computer journalists.

And then comes PCLinuxOS. The creation of a relatively ordinary guy in his own home. Very little publicity. Certainly good "word of mouth" and "unofficial reviews" but hardly seen in the official computer press. Due to its resources (voluntary donations which only recently have began to hit a few hundred dollars a month), only available in English, only for PCs and only in 32 bits (though of course it runs on AMD 64s). And it's still in a preview release, 0.91.

How did that happen?

Well sometimes word of mouth is a very powerful recommendation. Or maybe "word of net". But that would do no good if ordinary, non-geek, Linux users then couldn't get it to work. Maybe it's the well-read Blog where a Linux expert tried to find distributions for his windows-loving wife. She gave PCLinuxOS (then in version 0.81) 10/10, Mepis 8/10, Mandrake 6/10, and you really don't want to know what she said about Fedora and Ubuntu, even though she preferred the look of the Gnome desktop, she couldn't get them to do the things she wanted from her computer.

Maybe it's because, on any computer without the hardware quirks that baffle Linux distros generally, PCLOS is a breeze to install. Maybe it's because it is a Live CD where you can have a good dig around and check out compatibilities before committing your hard disk space (not to mention great hardware detection). Maybe it's because the potential to turn KDE into a nightmare of lary colours has been tamed by the subtle graphic designs of Jose Rangels.

Once installed, you find that, in nearly all cases, everything just works, and the default software packages meet your needs. Multimedia is a strength, with Real Player already built into Firefox, for example. Synaptic acts as a front end for "apt for rpm", and there are plenty of packages in the repositories.

There are guys like Ivan and others who have written scripts for the control centre. And there is, of course, Texstar, whose past "unofficial" builds for Mandrake (up to 9.2) were legendary, and whose ability to build packages seems to compensate for the fact that he uses the most recent versions of loads of software, yet manages to keep them all working together, solidly and dependably.

It could always be that PCLinuxOS is one of the distros that has fully harnessed the synergy between HAL, DBUS, UDEV and KDE3.4, so that plugging in USB drives, inserting CDs, and so on, is no longer fraught with the problems of manual mounting, or with the write-behind problems that used to plague auto-mounting systems.

If TUX magazine is for beginners, it is no wonder then, that PCLinuxOS has done as well as it has from TUX's readership. It's a great starter Operating System.

That does not explain why I use it, though. I was using Gentoo until fairly recently. I still rate Gentoo highly. You could build the system exactly what you wanted, which few distros did. Yet PCLinuxOS just gave me the system I wanted with minimum hassle. And what I've picked up over the last couple of years can be used to help others.

PCLinuxOS homepage: www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos

PCLinuxOS new user guide: www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki

davecs (not verified) - Fri, 2005-09-02 15:00.

PCLinuxOS

I totally agree !
I installed Mandriva 10.1, Suse-9.3-prof, FC4, simplyMEPIS 3.3.1, knoppix 3.9,
kanotix 2005-03, xandros-deluxe-3.0 , slax-killbill-5.0.6, slax-frodo-5.0.6, ....
and (thx God !), PCLinuxOS.
I'm in Linux for about 5 year (I used Mandrake) and I can say
PCLinuxOS is by far the best distro.

gdans (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-08 12:20.

What we see here is a failure of objectivity.

Big Money and publicity has again pushed the superior product back into it's uncomfortable position, which is anything but number one. Texstar is not only brilliant at the genius level, his devotion to PCLinuxOS borders on super-human ambition. With a handful of highly-skilled developers and a community that ranks second to none, PCLinuxOS is without a doubt the perfect Linux Desktop Environment.

Most of what I have to say has been said above me and rightfully so, I will add one thing...PCLinuxOS Community Members themselves have taken on the task of personally evangelizing PCLinuxOS and are actively participating in the introduction, installation and support for this amazing system. Having used well over 150 distro's I have yet to find this kind of devotion and faith in any User Community.

helios (not verified) - Thu, 2005-09-15 08:01.

You guys...

are the biggest bunch of idiots ever.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2006-01-16 12:15.