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LinuxPlanet: The Year In Review: LinuxPlanet's Picks for the Best and Worst of 2001

Dec 31, 2001, 00:01 (54 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall, Dennis E. Powell, Brian Proffitt)

2001 has come to a close and LinuxPlanet editorial staffers offer their picks for the best of the past year in distributions, browsers, text editors, small projects (including a very handy portal-builder, and an automated RPM production tool) and more, plus nods to several Dead Horses That Need to Be Shot Once More.

2001 is almost over, and there are plenty of ways to look at the past twelve months.

While some Linux companies stepped into profitability, others disappeared or had to release workers to stay afloat. Tragic world events shaped interactions among Linux enthusiasts. A new kernel (2.4) was released, and the road to yet another was begun with the opening of the 2.5 tree. The major distributions continued to improve, while others redefined themselves, or altogether vanished.

Rather than presenting a definitive 'Editor's Choice' article, the LinuxPlanet editorial staff has decided to present a more free-flowing look at the year that was that touches on highlights in key areas without trying to put too neat a bow on the matter.

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