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KDE Project Awards

Awards in 2009

KDE voted Free Software Project of the Year

Linux Format Readers Choice Award 2009

Linux Format magazine has unveiled its annual Reader Awards (PDF) for 2008 and KDE won a 'landslide' victory in the category of Free Software Project of the year in recognition of the 'incredible' work done with KDE 4. Amarok, Konqueror, Qt and the KDE-based Asus Eee PC were also recognised in the awards.
Read more in the dot-article.

Awards in 2008

KDE-Applications win Linux Journal's Reader's Choice Award 2008

Linux Journal Readers Choice Award 2008

The readers of Linux Journal chose the KDE-Applications Amarok as their Favorite Audio Tool and digiKam as their Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool.

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Awards

LinuxQuestions Award 2008

KDE won again the LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Award Desktop Environment of the Year.

Not only the Desktop Enviroment recieved excellent remarks. Also some KDE-Applications were voted number one in their categories. Amarok is by far the most popular application in the category Audio Media Player Application of the Year and K3b is the favoured Multimedia Utility of the Year.

Awards in 2007

2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Awards

LinuxQuestions Award 2007

KDE is again Desktop Environment of the Year. The following KDE-Applications were voted number one in their categories by the members of LinuxQuestions.org. Amarok (Audio Media Player Application of the Year), K3b (Multimedia Utility of the Year) and Konqueror (File Manager of the Year).

Awards in 2006

Linux Journal's Editor's Choice Award 2006

Linux Journal Editors Choice 2006 KDE wins Linux Journal's Editors' Choice 2006 award (Desktop Environment). The K Desktop Environment is lauded for the richness of the features, the user friendly and intuitive usability and the depths of it's power. KDE is the desktop with everything for casual users as well as for power users.

Free Software Project of the Year award 2006

Linux Format Readers Choice Award 2006

KDE won the "Free Software Project of the Year award" in Linux Format's Reader Awards.

2006 LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Awards

LinuxQuestions Award 2006 The members of LinuxQuestions.org voted KDE for Desktop Environment of the Year. Several other KDE-Applications received very good results. Winners in their categories are: amaroK (Audio Media Player Application of the Year), K3b (Multimedia Utility of the Year) and Quanta (Web Development Editor of the Year).

Awards in 2005

2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Awards

2005 LinuxQuestions.org Member's Choice Awards : KDE - Desktop Environment, amaroK - Audio Multimedia Application, Konqueror - File Manager and Quanta - Web Development Editor

The members of LinuxQuestions.org chose KDE as the Desktop Environment, amaroK as the Audio Multimedia Application, Konqueror as File Manager and Quanta the Web Development Editor for the year of 2005.

TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award

TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award

The readers of TUX Magazin chose KDE as Favorite Desktop Environment and Digikam as Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool in the TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award.

2005 Usenix Software Tools User Group Award

Usenix Software Tools User GroupAward

The Software Tools User Group Award recognises significant contributions to the community. The 2005 award was made jointly to Mattias Ettrich of KDE and Miguel de Icaza of Gnome for their contribution to desktop Unix.

Intevation Prize for Achievements in Free Software For Kalzium

Carsten Niehaus won the Intevation Prize for Achievements in Free Software for his work on Kalzium, KDE's interactive periodic table.

Awards in 2004

2004 LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Awards

2004 LinuxQuestions.org Member's Choice Awards : KDE - Desktop Environment, KDevelop - IDE and  Konqueror - File Manager

The members of LinuxQuestions.org chose KDE as the Desktop Environment, KDevelop as the IDE, Konqueror as File Manager and Quanta the Web Development Editor for the year of 2004.

Best Mail Client for Kontact/KMail

Kontact/KMail Best Mail Client in Linux New Media Award 2004

Linux New Media's Editor's Choice Award for 2004 was granted to Kontact/KMail in the category "Best Mail Client".

Favorite Desktop Environment for KDE

KDE best desktop environment in Linux Journal's 2004 Readers' Choice Award

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for 2004 was granted to KDE in the category "Favorite Desktop Environment".

Best Desktop Environment for KDE 3.3

KDE best in Open Choice Awards 2004

Open for Business' Open Choice Awards 2004 chose KDE to be awarded as "Best Desktop Environment"".

LinuxUser & Developer Awards 2004

LinuxUser & Developer Expo 2004 Best Desktop Environment

LinuxUser & Developer Expo 2004 is one of the largest Linux-related shows in the UK. After being nominated for the award along with Ximian Desktop and Sun Java Desktop, KDE developer Richard Moore was proud to accept the award for "Best Desktop Environment" for KDE 3.2 at the awards ceremony.

2004 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Product Excellence Award

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo - Product Excellence Awards

IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, awarded KDevelop 3.0 with the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for Best Development Tools. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards represent major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community.

Awards in 2003

LinuxWorld Magazine 2003 Readers' Choice Awards

LinuxWorld Magazin - Readers' Choice Award

The LinuxWorld Magazine 2003 Readers' Choice Awards, often referred to as the "Oscars of the Software Industry," recognizes excellence in the solutions provided by the top Linux vendors in the market. We are therefore very proud that KDE 3.1 has won first price in the "Best Linux Desktop Manager" category.

2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members' Choice Awards

LinuxQuestions.org 2003 Members' Choice Award - Winnder - Desktop Environment

The members of LinuxQuestions.org chose KDE as the best Desktop Environment and Quanta as the Web Development Editor of the Year 2003.

Best Integrated Development Environment for KDevelop

KDevelop best IDE in Linux New Media's 2003 Editors' Choice Award

Linux New Media's Editors' Choice Award for 2003 was granted to KDevelop in the category "IDE Development System".

Favorite Desktop Environment for KDE

KDE best desktop environment in Linux Journal's 2003 Readers' Choice Award

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for 2003 was granted to KDE in the category "Favorite Desktop Environment".

Best Desktop Environment for KDE 3.1,
Best Web Browser for Konqueror 3.1

KDE and Konqueror best in their categories in Open Choice Awards 2003

Open for Business' Open Choice Awards 2003 chose KDE to be awarded as "Best Desktop Environment" and Konqueror as "Best Web Browser".

Awards in 2002

Best Desktop Environment for KDE and
Best Email Client for KMail

KDE and KMail best in their categories in Linux Journal's 2002 Readers' Choice Award

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for 2002 was granted to KDE in the category "Desktop Environment" and to KMail in the category "EMail Client".

Best Consumer Software for KDE 3.0

Linux Journal's Editors' Choice Award for 2002 was granted to KDE as "Best Consumer Software". Honorable mentions were Konqueror in category "Web Client" and KDevelop in category "Development Tool".

Best Desktop Environment for KDE 3.0,
Best Email Client for KMail and
Best Development Tool for KDevelop

KDE, KMail and KDevelop best in their categories in Open Choice Awards 2002

Open for Business' Open Choice Awards 2002 chose KDE to be awarded as "Best Desktop Environment", KMail as "Best Email Client" and KDevelop as "Best Development Tool". Additionally Kopete was mentionend as runner up for "Best Communication Software".

Awards in 2001

Best Client-Side Software for Konqueror and
Best Programming Tool for KDevelop

These awards, consisting of 3000 DM for each award, were awarded by Linux New Media at Systeme fair in München (Munich). Read the dot story.

Linux Journal - 2001 Readers' Choice Awards

KDE: Favorite Desktop Environment in Linux Journal's 2001 Readers' Choice Award

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for 2001 was granted to KDE in the category "Desktop Environments". Parts of the KDE project were also nominated in other categories:

  • KWord - third position in "Favorite Word Processor" category
  • KOffice - second position in "Favorite Office Suite" category
  • KDevelop - third position in "Favorite Development Tool" category
  • Konqueror - third position in "Favorite Web Browser" category
  • KMail - second position in "Favorite Mail Client" category
  • Tea - third position in "Favorite Programming Beverage" category :-)

You can also read the news spot over at the Dot.

Best Web Browser in Linux Magazine's 2001 Editors' Choice Awards (the Tuxies)

Konqueror: Best Web Browser in Linux Magazine's 2001 Editors' Choice Award

Linux Magazine's Editors chose Konqueror to be awarded with the Tuxie for the Best Browser of 2001. This year's Linux Magazine Editors' Choice Awards were published in the September issue.

LinuxWorld Expo Best Open Source Project

LinuxWorld Expo Award

Continuing our streak at LinuxWorld Expo! Read the news bit

Awards in 2000

Linux Journal Editors' Choice

Linux Journal Editors' Choice Award 2000

The readers' selected us earlier this year and now it's the editors' turn! Read the news bit

Linux Journal Readers' Choice

Linux Journal Readers' Choice Award 2000

Second year in a row! Read the news bit

Linux Community Award

Linux Community Award

Read the news bit

LinuxWorld Expo Show Favorite

LinuxWorld Expo Award

Read the press release

Awards in 1999

Linux Journal Readers' Choice

Linux Journal Readers' Choice Award

CeBIT "Software Innovation of the Year"

CeBIT Innovation of the Year Award

Read the press-release
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LinuxWorld Editor Choice Award

LinuxWorld Editor Choice Award

Read the LinuxWorld article.

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