2008 Community Choice Awards

Just voted in the 2008 Community Choice Awards. Skipped a couple of categories for lack of knowledge, mostly (either didn’t know any of the participants, didn’t know enough of them, or felt that the few that I did know probably shouldn’t win in that category).

Here are my choices:

Best Project
KeePass Password Safe — Now it seems almost unbelievable I used to use text files for storing my passwords in the past. I’m using the Linux port, obviously.
Best Project for the Enterprise — duh.
Best Project for Educators — ditto.
Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition
Did not vote.
Best Project for Multimedia
VLC — I picked it over Audacity just because it’s more versatile and hence better suited to win under a ‘Multimedia’ title.
Best Project for Gamers
Did not vote.
Most Likely to Change the World
Ubuntu — You better believe it.
Best New Project
Did not vote.
Most Likely to Be Ambiguously Accused of Patent Violation
Wine Is Not an Emulator — Don’t use it that much myself, but still hope I’m wrong about this…
Most Likely to Get Users Sued
Azureus — Unfortunate as it may be…
Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins
phpMyAdmin — I would have wanted to give love to 7-zip in some category. This one came closest to be it, but then I thought it’s really the best utility for a regular user; sysadmins are probably still better off using something more traditional.
Best Tool or Utility for Developers
Notepad++ — Even though I haven’t used it myself for some time now (since ditching Windows altogether), I’m still very fond of this excellent editor.