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A wiki is a web based communication mechanism that allows users to directly edit the information on the pages of the web site.

Examples that use wiki software are:

  • LinuxQuestion.Org Wiki (what you are currently reading)
  • Wikipedia ( a wiki based encyclopedia

Comparison table

The following table compares wiki software:

Name Installation Easy InnerCapitals ease of backups User ratings Random page Display What links here Display Recent changes Display User Contributions
mediaWiki very easy yes rather easy no yes yes yes yes
TWiki rather easy no very easy no no no no no
MoinMoin no no
TikiWiki yes medium yes no yes("backlinks") no no
DokuWiki rather easy yes very easy no yes

See also

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