The polls are closed and the results for the 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are in. There have been a record number of votes cast for the eleventh straight year. Among the winners.are KDE Plasma for desktop environment, Ubuntu for desktop Linux distribution, LibreOffice in office suite category, Amarok for music player and VLC for video player.
The 2011 Members' Choice Awards from LinuxQuestions.org has honored the KDE Community with "Best Desktop Environment of the Year". In addition, Tech Radar has declared that KDE Workspaces are the best desktop environment. KDE innovation, performance and stability have particular appeal for users.
While we run an annual set of polls called the Members Choice Awards, I thought it might be fun to run some semi-official polls periodically throughout the year. Unlike the MCA's these polls will have no set end date and you can see the results real-time. First up, what was your first Linux distribution? Feel free to post, but do make sure to vote as well.
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I just read this article about the virtually non-existent disk fragmentation on *nix filesystems.
It was mentioned that due to the way ext handles writing data to the disks, fragmentation may only begin manifesting on hard drives that are at least 80%, where the free space between the files starts to run out.
On how to deal with this fragmentation, the final paragraph reads:
As the title suggests, my desktop icons don't show on the desktop after I upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04. Also, I can't right-click on the desktop - no menu appears. Everything else seems OK though. What could it be?
If I open Nautilus, my desktop icons and files are still there in my Desktop folder.