This in no way is an effort to rate every Linux App out there. Linux Apps are scored on the same scale but are scored for usability and refinement. The most powerful software on the planet may not do well here if it’s got a UI that was thrown together as an afterthought.
Scoring is fairly simple. Apps are judged by the Tuxrocket Guidelines outlined on our front page:
GREAT GOOD BAD AWFUL
Each of the criteria below is worth 1 point to the app’s score. 1-3 is Awful, 4-6 is Bad, 7-9 is Good, and 10-12 is Great.
|App name should be marketable*|
|Has a nice app icon*|
|Uses Tango icon guidelines|
|Slick UI that’s fun to use*|
|Killer feature people talk about*|
|Top-level domain name|
|Site has FAQs for users|
|Site has a User forum|
|Site has a way to contact the developers|
|Packages for Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE at least|
|Freebie- In case I need to add a criterion later|
* I admit some of these are very subjective. I have to like it.