Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 31st Dec 2003 18:41 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs Here is a short list of the things I totally loved this year. Use the comment section to tell us about your favorites too!
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What "Best of the year" Means
by David Adams on Wed 31st Dec 2003 21:07 UTC

Typically, when something is listed as the Best of the year, it's because it debuted or made some kind of major milesone during that year. Though Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris are all great server OSes, none of them had the kind of major release (as far as an increase in quality or capability) as Windows 2003 Server did. Linux probably has deserved the "best server OS" prize a few times over the past few years for its accomplishments.

Whenever Time's person of the year ends up being a bad guy (Hitler was man of the year one year) it always causes the same controversy. Sometimes the product or person with the biggest impact isn't the one you want to succeed, but the impact is there nonetheless.