2006 Community Choice Awards

The 2006 Community Choice Awards winners were announced at the Slashdot Lounge at LinuxWorld Expo, Boston, April 5.

  • Best Overall – Winner

    Azureus BitTorrent Client
    A powerful, full-featured, cross-platform java BitTorrent client

    First Runner-Up

    eMule
    A filesharing client which is based on the eDonkey2000 network and offers more features than the standard client

    Second Runner-Up

    7-Zip
    A file archiver with the high compression ratio, it supports multiple format

  • Clustering – Winner

    BitTorrent Queue Manager
    The console-based BitTorrent client with built-in scheduler that handles multiple sessions in queue easily without heavy-weight GUI.

    First Runner-Up

    S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring
    Derived from smartsuite, it contains utility programs to control/monitor storage systems

    Second Runner-Up

    JavaGroups
    Reliable group communication based on IP multicast and configurable protocol stack

  • Database – Winner

    phpMyAdmin
    A feature-rich tool, designed to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web, it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, and more

    Second Runner-Up

    Firebird
    A RDBMS offering many ANSI SQL features that runs on Linux, Windows and a variety of Unix platforms

    Second Runner-Up

    MySQL for Python
    MySQL support for Python

  • Desktop – Winner

    WINE for Darwin and Mac OS X
    Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) runs Windows applications on Darwin and Mac OS X

    First Runner-Up

    GnuWin32
    Provides Win32-versions of GNU tools, or tools with a similar Open Source license

    Second Runner-Up

    Inkscape
    A Linux, Windows & OSX vector graphics editor (SVG format) with a range of features

  • Development – Winner

    Gaim
    A feature-rich GTK+ instant messaging application that supports multiple protocols, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster, and more

    First Runner-Up

    XOOPS
    A dynamic Web content management system written in PHP for the MySQL database

    Second Runner-Up

    PHP For Applications / PHP Framework
    A PHP RAD and object oriented PHP framework for building event-driven stateful Web applications

  • Enterprise – Winner

    Zimbra Collaboration Suite
    An Open Source server and client technology for next-generation enterprise messaging and collaboration

    First Runner-Up

    JasperReports
    A Java reporting library; output can be delivered to the screen, printer, or stored in multiple formats

    Second Runner-Up

    OpenReports
    A complete Web-based reporting solution that lets users view dynamically created PDF, HTML or XLS reports in a browser

  • Financial – Winner

    A PHP Paypal API
    aPapi is A Paypal API, written in PHP, for retrieving your current balance and recent transactions from Paypal.

    First Runner-Up

    KMyMoney
    KMyMoney is the Personal Finance Manager for KDE. It operates similar to MS-Money and Quicken, supports different account types, categorisation of expenses, QIF import/export, multiple currencies and initial online banking support.

    Second Runner-Up

    SugarCRM
    SugarCRM v4.0.1 now available! A complete CRM and groupware system for businesses of all sizes. Functionality includes sales force automation, marketing campaigns, support cases, project mgmt, calendaring, documents and more. Built on PHP and MySQL.

  • Game – Winner

    Xbox Media Center
    XboxMediaCenter (XBMC) is a free multimedia player jukebox for Microsoft Xbox game console, it is capable of playing back almost all known video, audio and picture formats from the Xbox harddrive, the Xbox DVD-ROM, a local-network, and even the internet.

    First Runner-Up

    ScummVM
    ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for several point-and-click adventure engines. This includes all SCUMM-based adventures by LucasArts, Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 by AdventureSoft, Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword 1&2 by Revolution, and many more.

    Second Runner-Up

    AdvanceMAME
    A MAME and MESS port with an advanced video support for Arcade Monitors, TVs, and PC Monitors. It also contains a bootable Linux LiveCD/USB, a frontend with animated MNG/MP3 snapshots, a rom manager, and recompression utilities for compressed files.

  • Hardware – Winner

    Linux on the Microsoft Xbox

    The Xbox Linux Project aims to privide a version of GNU/Linux for the Xbox, so that it can be used as an ordinary computer. Linux should make use of all Xbox hardware and allow to install and run software from standard i386 Linux distributions.

    First Runner-Up

    S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools
    smartmontools contains utility programs (smartctl, smartd) to control/monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA and SCSI disks. It is derived from smartsuite.

    Second Runner-Up

    Gimp-Print – Top Quality Printer Drivers
    A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS. This project also maintains the Print plug-in for the Gimp from the same code base.

  • Multimedia – Winner

    Xbox Media Center
    XboxMediaCenter (XBMC) is a free multimedia player jukebox for Microsoft Xbox game console, it is capable of playing back almost all known video, audio and picture formats from the Xbox harddrive, the Xbox DVD-ROM, a local-network, and even the internet.

    First Runner-Up

    GTK+ and The GIMP installers for Windows
    The GIMP and GTK+ installers for Windows

    Second Runner-Up

    guliverkli
    Home of VobSub, Media Player Classic (MPC) and other misc utils.

  • Networking – Winner

    FileZilla
    FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.

    First Runner-Up

    Ultr@VNC
    Ultr@VNC: Video Driver and ddi Accelerated – FileTransfer – Single Window – Auto Scaling – MSLogon authentication – Encryption plugins – Text Chat – Screen blanking – Dynamic resolution switching – VNC Compatibility – Toolbar – High performances

    Second Runner-Up

    Clam AntiVirus
    Clam AntiVirus is a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and a virus database that is kept up to date.

  • Security – Winner

    WinSCP
    WinSCP is a SFTP and SCP client for Windows using SSH. Its main function is secure copying of files between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this basic function, WinSCP manages some other actions with files. Plugin to FAR manager is available too.

    First Runner-Up

    Clam AntiVirus@VNC
    Clam AntiVirus is a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and a virus database that is kept up to date.

    Second Runner-Up

    IPCop Firewall
    The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distro. It will be geared towards home and SOHO users. The difference with existing firewalls is that the IPCop interface will be very user-friendly and task-based.

  • SysAdmin – Winner

    phpMyAdmin
    phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.

    First Runner-Up

    TightVNC
    TightVNC is an improved version of VNC, great free remote-desktop tool. The improvements include new bandwidth-friendly “tight” encoding, local cursor support on the client side, enhanced GUI, many bugfixes, and more.

    Second Runner-Up

    Webmin
    A web-based system administration tool for Unix servers and services.

  • VoIP – Winner

    Asterisk GUI client
    A software suite designed to extend the functionality of the Asterisk PBX through platform-independent Web-client applications

    First Runner-Up

    XMeeting
    Developes video conferencing and VoIP applications for Mac OS X; based on the work of the OpenH323 project which provides the libraries for H.323 and SIP support.

    Second Runner-Up

    OpenH323
    Provides full featured, interoperable, Open Source implementation of the ITU H.323 teleconferencing protocol that can be used by personal developers and commercial users without charge