Published on Thursday, 13 September 2007 00:00
Written by Kshipra Singh
InstallationWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides to installing software. The website will largely be driven and populated by content supplied and edited by experts, and hopes to bridge the gap between software experts and software users.
Quality, relevant and free information on installing software is often difficult to find, especially when new versions and editions are being released on a regular basis. The aim of InstallationWiki.org is to provide people with a one-stop source of information for installing whichever piece of software they’re working with.
The Installation Wiki will provide myriad benefits for a variety of individuals; acting as a resource for software users, whilst supporting the software community through gaining exposure for their respective programs.
InstallationWiki.org has been developed using the open source MediaWiki software package and is supported by UK publisher Packt. The site has initially been populated using installation chapters from Packt books. “We’re more than happy to provide InstallationWiki.org with content from our books” explains Packt spokesman, Damian Carvill. “Packt is pleased to support the idea of providing an online repository of guides for installing software and we’re honored to populate the Wiki with its first content” he adds.
InstallationWiki.org is inviting software experts to share their knowledge by adding to the content on the site, helping it grow into an exhaustive library whilst increasing their position of authority in the subject.
InstallationWiki.org is free to use and open for everyone to contribute to. It is expected to grow and expand over the coming months with more installation guides and features. For more information, please visit www.InstallationWiki.org.