2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

ermy posted the 2018 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners list over at the Linux Questions website. Click the link below to be taken to the closed poll.

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jermy says:

The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and the large number of new categories this year certainly kept things interesting. Congratulations to each and every nominee. The official results:

  • Audio Media Player Application of the Year – VLC (24.10%)
  • Backup Application of the Year – rsync (43.36%)
  • Browser of the Year – Firefox (57.63%)
  • Browser Privacy Solution of the Year – uBlock Origin (31.21%)
  • Container of the Year – Docker (57.63%)
  • Database of the Year – MariaDB (44.59%)
  • Desktop Distribution of the Year – Linux Mint (14.93%)
  • Desktop Environment of the Year – Plasma Desktop (KDE) (29.43%)
  • Digital Audio Workstation of the Year – Ardour (33.33%)
  • Email Client of the Year – Thunderbird (61.54%)
  • File Manager of the Year – Dolphin (25.68%)
  • Host Security Application of the Year – AppArmor (31.25%)
  • IDE of the Year – Visual Studio Code (19.08%)
  • IRC Client of the Year – HexChat (47.67%)
  • Linux Desktop Vendor of the Year – System76 (55.17%)
  • Linux Server Vendor of the Year – Dell (32.69%)
  • Linux/Open Source Podcast of the Year – GNU World Order (20.00%)
  • Live Distribution of the Year – antiX (24.70%)
  • Log Management Tool of the Year – Logwatch (43.75)
  • Network Monitoring Application of the Year – Nagios XI (30.51%)
  • Network Security Application of the Year – Wireshark (20.25%)
  • Open Source File Sync Application of the Year – Nextcloud / Syncthing tie (25.93%)
  • Open Source Game of the Year – SuperTuxKart / 0 A.D. tie (16.51%)
  • Orchestrator of the Year – Kubernetes (74.19%)
  • Privacy Solution of the Year – GnuPG (27.88%)
  • Programming Language of the Year – Python (32.51%)
  • Raster Graphics Editor of the Year – GIMP (79.49%)
  • Secure Messaging Application of the Year – Signal (40.00%)
  • Server Distribution of the Year – Slackware (25.69%)
  • Single Board Computer of the Year – Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (58.43%)
  • Text Editor of the Year – vim (24.92%)
  • Universal Packaging Format of the Year – Appimage (38.89%)
  • Video Authoring Application of the Year – KDEnlive (41.67%)
  • Video Media Player of the Year – VLC (65.00%)
  • Video Messaging Application of the Year – Skype (44.90%)
  • Virtualization Application of the Year – VirtualBox (56.79%)
  • Window Manager of the Year – Openbox (24.64%)
  • X Terminal Emulator of the Year – Konsole (20.94%)

jermy also says:

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve the MCA’s next year, do let us know. Visit https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest…ce-awards-128/ to view the individual polls, which contain the complete results. Visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2018mca.php for a visual representation of each category on a single page.


DropBox Uploader

Frustratingly for Raspberry Pi users, there is no Dropbox client available. While you can access the popular cloud storage solution via the Chromium browser (and alternatives are available) a handy command line script might just come to your rescue.

Created by Andrea Fabrizi, this can be installed via the Terminal (or remotely via SSH) with:

git clone https://github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader.git

Once the GIT file has downloaded, make the script executable and run it:

cd Dropbox-Uploader
sudo chmod +x dropbox_uploader.sh
sudo ./dropbox_uploader.sh

You’ll then be prompted to enter a unique key. This is where things get a little complicated.

Add your access token:
  1. Visit www.dropbox.com/developers and log in with your Dropbox account.
  2. Click Create your app, select Dropbox API, and Full Dropbox, then give the app a unique name (“pi-sync” preceded by your initials, for example) and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Click Create app to proceed, then copy the App key and App secret strings.
  4. Copy the key into the Terminal window where prompted, and you’ll be able to upload your files to Dropbox.

Use commands formatted like this:

sudo ./dropbox_uploader.sh upload /home/pi/screenplay.odt /docs/screenplay.odt

To summarize, this command calls the Dropbox Uploader script, uses the “upload” command, and syncs the screenplay.odt from its location on the Pi to a new location in the “docs” directory in Dropbox.

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