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The Linux Journal 1998 Editor's Choice Awards

Nov 19, 1998, 02:01 (1 Talkback[s])

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by Dwight Johnson

Las Vegas, November 18. At 7:00PM this evening in the Zeus Room of the Alexis Park Resort, some 40 Linux enthusiasts assembled for the Linux Journal 1998 Editor's Choice Awards ceremony.

In opening remarks, Phil Hughes, Linux Journal publisher, outlined the history of the parent company SSC, how the Linux Journal came to be created and the transitions Linux has passed through. In its current transition, Linux is poised for open acceptance into general business use.

Hughes said that Linux Journal readers could expect to see more coverage of business use of Linux in future issues and also announced that Linux Journal was establishing an advisory board of leaders from the community to help fine tune its editorial direction. Hughes then introduced Linux Journal editor Marjorie Richardson for the awards presentation. There were awards in seven categories:

  1. The award for Best New Book went to John Blair for his book Samba: Integrating UNIX and Windows.
  2. The award for Best Business Solution went to Cisco Systems for their use of Linux in their corporate printer servers.
  3. The award for Best New Application went to Informix, who early next year will ship a version of its flagship Dynamic Server database on Linux.
  4. The award for Best New Hardware went to Corel for their Linux-powered NetWinder line of computers.
  5. The award for Best New Gadget went to the Schlumberger Cyberflex card, the world's first Java-based smart card.
  6. The award for Most Desired Port went to QuarkXpress.
  7. The award for Product of the Year went to Netscape Communicator for becoming open source.