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Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards 2011

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The votes are in, the tallies are counted, the hanging chads have been evaluated, and we have our winners. This year holds a few surprises, a couple dominant players and as much open source as you can handle. We don't encourage gambling here at Linux Journal, but if you had an office pool going for pizza money, it's officially too late to make your wager.

Best Linux Distribution

Ubuntu
Runner-up: Debian

apt, apt and more apt this year in the distribution category. Although it's no surprise that Ubuntu remains king of the distros, it's nice to see Debian, the "father" of Ubuntu gaining some ground. Whether it's because Linux Mint is making Debian more user-friendly or because folks are drawn to the appeal of Debian's stability, it got just about half the votes of all the Ubuntu variants combined. Way to go Debian! Oh, and of course, congratulations to the winner and still-champion, Ubuntu.

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