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Linux.SYS-CON.com's Editors Center Stage as Winners of Product Excellence Awards Are Announced

Linux.SYS-CON.com's Editors Center Stage as Winners of Product Excellence Awards Are Announced

The winners of the Linux.SYS-CON.com Product Excellence Awards were presented in a ceremony held yesterday afternoon at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

The "Best of Show" award, which recognizes a product deemed by the judges to be an important advancement and a major step forward for Linux in the marketplace, was presented to the Mozilla Foundation for Mozilla FireFox.

The other awards, which recognize the best products and services showcased on the exhibit floor at this week's event, were as follows:

Best Data Backup or Storage Solution
Storix, Inc: System Backup Administrator

Best Database Solution
Voltaire: TerraGrid DBScale

Best Open Source Solution
Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla FireFox

Best Utility/Grid Computing Solution
Topspin Communications: Topspin Utility Computing Solution, featuring VFrameT software suite

Best Security Solution
Novell: Novell Nsure

Best Productivity/Business Application
Sun Microsystems: StarOffice and Migration Tools

Best Messaging Solution
Stalker Software: Communigate Pro v4.2 Real-Time Communication

Best Application Development Platform or Tool
Red Hat: Red Hat Application Server

Best Systems Management Tools
Novell: ZENworks Linux Management

Best Embedded Solution
Trolltech: Qtopia Phone Edition

Best Clustering Solution
Red Hat: Red Hat Global File System

Most Innovative Hardware Solution
Rackable Systems: Rackable Systems Scale Out Server Series

Best Integration Solution
Novell: exteNd Suite 5.2

The Linux.SYS-CON.com Product Excellence Award judges included: Kevin Bedell, editor in chief, Linux.SYS-CON.com; Bill Claybrooke, Linux.SYS-CON.com contributor and industry analyst at New River Linux; Gary Hein, vice president and service director for Application Platform Strategies at the Burton Group; Sam Hiser, marketing project co-lead for OpenOffice.org; Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Linux author, consultant, trainer, and Linux.SYS-CON.com's Gaming Industry Editor; Slashdot's Robin "Roblimo" Miller, editor in chief for OSDN; Paul Nowak, CIO for the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE); Brian Proffitt, managing editor for Linux Today, LinuxPlanet and JustLinux; Stacey Quandt, industry analyst at Quandt Analytics; Bill Roth, senior technical evangelist at E.phiphany; Doc Searls, senior editor for Linux Journal; Leon Shiman, president of Shiman Associates and member of the Board of Directors for X.org; John Terpstra, mentor on the Samba Project; James Turner, senior editor for Linux.SYS-CON.com; Maria Winslow, open source business analyst; and John Weathersby, executive director of the Open Source Software Institute.

 

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