Poll : Vote for the Best Windows Website 2009.

Welcome to the Polling Page for deciding the top 5 finalists for the Best Windows Website Contest 2009!

From among the 60+ participants, the individual rankings of each of the judges, viz. Ed Bott, Rafael Rivera, Steve Sinchak, Paul Schottland, Lowell Heddings, Emil Protalinski, Howard Lo, Corrine Chorney, James Fisher & myself, was taken and added together to arrive at the following shortlist of 10 websites, mentioned below in no particular order:

winhelponline.com , windows7center.com , 4sysops.com , bhandler.spaces.live.com , intowindows.com, maximumpcguides.com , msigeek.com ,  windowsvalley.com , sevenforums.com , 7tutorials.com

These 10 websites will be put up for open Community Vote, from Aug 11th, 1.30 PM UTC to Aug 26th 2009, 1.30 PM UTC.

Please do visit these fine Windows websites, & then cast your vote for and canvas for your favorite Windows website, so that it can move on to the final round.  The criteria in short was and should be : Does the website have substantial original quality content of interest & use to a Windows 7 & Vista user ?

AMENDMENT. Updated on 13th Aug 2009.

“Instead of just the top 5 vote getters being re-judged afresh, in Phase II of the judging, the popularity of the websites will be added as a 6th parameter for judging.

So apart from (1) Content quality, (2) Content quantity, (3) Content originality, (4) Presentation & (5) Overall impression, POPULAR VOTE will also be considered as the 6th parameter.

This will now thus form only 1 of the now 6 parameters on which ALL the 10 websites will be judged afresh, by the Panel of Judges.”

The Winner of  The Windows Club’s Best Windows Website Contest 2009, will get a Free Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade (when available), Windows Vista Ultimate dvd box, Microsoft Office 2007 dvd box, and licenses of ESET Smart Security Suite 4, TuneUp Utilities 2009, SnagIt 9, Acronis True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper 2009, Glary Utilities Pro, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Full, Extensions For Windows, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus. A “I’m A PC” tee has also been included.

The 2nd & 3rd runners-up, will each get, will get a copies of Windows 7 Home Premium and license of TuneUp Utilities, Acronis True Image Home 2009, Diskeeper, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, PerfectSpeed & WinPatrol Plus.

The 4th & 5th runners-up will get a free license of Webroot Security Essentials.

All the participants have been given the paid version of a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 absolutely FREE!

This is a non-profit making initiative and the prizes here are being sponsored directly by the respective companies. The Windows 7, Windows Vista & Office DVD boxes, however comes to you courtesy TheWindowsClub.com. The “I’m A PC” tee comes to you courtesy WindowsTalk.org. The 2 copies of Windows 7 Home Premium for the 2nd and 3rd positions come to you courtesy WithinWindows.com.

UPDATE : The Winners have been announced.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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