Finally, i spared sometime to install JOOMLA
I read about it several time and browsed the website so many times, i wanted to try it out; and i had no way to do that but to install it.
I installed it on our Linux machine 192.168.0.1 which is also used as the companies Proxy (not a very nice idea) It required MySQL, PHP and Apache server which were already installed by me due to earlier experimentations. It is an open source thing and it fully utilizes LAMP (short for Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP).
But what is Joomla, well here is what the website says
Cutting Edge Content Management
"Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable"
and this is what the defautl template has to say
"If you've read anything at all about Content Management Systems (CMS), you'll probably know at least three things: CMS are the most exciting way to do business, CMS can be really, I mean really, complicated and lastly Portals are absolutely, outrageously, often unaffordably expensive. ....
Joomla! is set to change all that ...
Joomla! is different from the normal models for portal software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for the masses. It's licensed under the GNU/GPL license, easy to install and administer and reliable. Joomla! doesn't even require the user or administrator of the system to know HTML to operate it once it's up and running. "
I am going to pursue this beast and see where i end up at!
wish me luck