Editors Choice Award Winners announced

Macworld magazine named its Editors' Choice Award winners last night at a ceremony held at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. Actor John de Lancie presided over the gala.

The Eddy Awards, or Eddys, are given to honor the top software and hardware products in 26 categories. Products must have been released between Nov. 1, 1999 and Nov. 1, 2000 to be eligible.

"2000 was a fabulous year for the Macintosh community," said Macworld's Director of Product Evaluation, Kristina DeNike. "The vigor and enthusiasm of the market showed in the number and quality of new products this year. The Eddy Awards are Macworld's opportunity to recognize innovation and excellence." Macworld magazine 2000 Editors' Choice Award winners are:

Best 3-D Graphics Software
Cinema 4D XL Version 6

Best Audio Software
SoundJam MP 2.5.2

Best Business Productivity Software
Office 2001 for Mac

Best Consumer Digital Camera
PowerShot S100 Digital Elph

Best Data-Management Software
SPSS 10.0 for the Macintosh

Best Development Software
Script Debugger 2.0

Best Digital Video Camera
Canon ZR10

Best Digital Video Software
iMovie 2

Best Display
Apple Cinema Display

Best Educational Software
Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia 2001 Deluxe Edition

Best Game
The Sims

Best Graphics Software
Adobe Photoshop 6

Best Input Device

Best Internet Client Software
Internet Explorer 5 Macintosh Edition

Best Networking Product
AirPort Base Station

Best PDA
Visor Prism

Best Printer
Deskjet 932c

Best Professional Digital Camera
Canon EOS D30

Best Publishing Software
Font Reserve Server 1.0

Best Resource Software
Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000

Best Storage Product
SANcube X-stream

Best Acceleration Product
Voodoo 5 5500 PCI

Best Utility
PGP Desktop Security 7.0

Best Web Motion Software
Macromedia Flash 5

Best Web Publishing Software
Macromedia Dreamweaver 3

Eddys were also given for Hardware Product of the Year (the iBook Special Edition), Software Product of the Year (iMovie), and Technology of the Year (AirPort), as well as an Impact Award (Napster), and a Lifetime Achievement Award (Tim, co-founder and ex-CEO of Quark).

Also, at the ceremony it was announced that Andy Ihnatko would be the writer of the coveted back page column of Macworld magazine. He spent nine years as one of MacUser's featured columnists, a somewhat shorter time on Macworld's masthead, and has also contributed to MacWEEK, MacCentral, Yahoo! Internet Life, Playboy, and other publications. He has also authored three books.

Former back page columnist, David Pogue, will still be writing for Macworld, but won't be doing the column because he's now a columnist for "The New York Times." Pogue is a book author, humorist, and one of the forces behind the " Missing Manual " series of books that offer computer users "the book that should have been in the box."

This story, "Editors Choice Award Winners announced" was originally published by PCWorld.

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