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Ubuntu wins TUX Readers' Choice Award

The readers of TUX Magazine have voted to give Ubuntu their 2005 Readers' Choice Award.
Thanks everyone!

——– Forwarded Message ——–
From: Carlie Fairchild <>
Subject: Ubuntu wins TUX Readers' Choice Award
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 01:02:53 -0500

Hi from your friends at TUX Magazine,

We're happy to let you know that our readers have voted to give
Ubuntu their 2005 Readers' Choice Award. The press release will be
released on the wire late morning Sept 1 along with an article
published in the September issue of TUX.

Attached is a Readers Choice banner (125 x 125) exclaiming your win.
Please let us know if there is anything we can provide you, and most
importantly again – congratulations!

September 1, 2005 – TUX Magazine, the first and only magazine for
the new Linux user, today announced the winner of its first-annual
Readers' Choice Awards for 2005. TUX is published by SSC
Publications, Inc.

“We were amazed by both the quantity and quality of the choices that
were available for TUX's inaugural Readers' Choice Awards,”
commented Carlie Fairchild, SSC Publications' VP of Marketing and
Sales. “Not only are the most popular applications getting ever
more, but many new entrants keep arriving to push the market forward
by leaps and bounds. It's clear that desktop Linux has arrived.”

The winners, as featured in the September issue of TUX Magazine, are
as follows:

Favorite Distribution: Kubuntu/Ubuntu
Favorite Desktop Environment: KDE
Favorite Web Browser: Firefox
Favorite E-Mail Client: Thunderbird
Favorite Communications Tool: Gaim
Favorite Mobile Tool: gpilot
Favorite Productivity Suite: OpenOffice
Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool: Digikam
Favorite Music Player: XMMS
Favorite Media Player: Mplayer
Favorite Game: Frozen Bubble
Favorite Design Tool: The GIMP
Favorite Text Editor: vi
Best Place to Buy a Linux Desktop or Laptop: Linux Certified

TUX Magazine is a digital, controlled-circulation publication. It is
available for download free-of-charge at

About TUX
TUX is the first and only magazine for the new Linux user and is
dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the PC.
While initially slated to launch as a print magazine, TUX has been
refocused as a digital-only publication. Digital editions of TUX are
available for downloaded at no charge from the publication's Web
site at Further information about TUX is
available via e-mail at, at
or by calling toll-free 888-66-LINUX (5-4689).

About the Publisher
A privately held company, SSC Publications is the leading UNIX,
Linux and Open Source authority, publishing reference materials in
these fields since 1983. SSC's properties include,,,, the monthly
international print magazine Linux Journal, and the digital magazine
TUX. Additional information can be found at

Media Relations Contact:
James Gray
SSC Publications, Inc.
Public Relations Dept.
PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155
Phone: +1 517-303-6532

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