If the end of the year is a good time to take stock of all that's passed in the preceding 12 months, then why not the end of the summer? That, indeed, is just what Linux bloggers have been doing over the past week or so, thanks to a recent Open Ballot on TuxRadar. "Out of all the changes we've seen in the Linux world in the last year, what's your favourite?" was the question being posed, and Linux fans had no shortage of answers. "The biggest improvement in linux for me is the better and easier to use look from linux nowadays," wrote Penguin Timo, for example.