New Website Launches With Free Guides for Installing Software

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - The headache of installing new
software could soon be over with the launch today of, a
new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides for
installing a variety of software and applications. The website will largely be
driven and populated by content supplied and edited by its users.
    Following on from the success of Wikipedia, which counts itself as one of
the top ten most viewed websites on the Internet, will
provide its users with a continually updated resource, written by experts,
that will help solve any software installation problem. has been developed using the open source MediaWiki
software package and is supported by UK publisher Packt. The website has
initially been populated using installation chapters from Packt books.
    "I'm more than happy to support an online repository of guides for
installing software and Packt is honored to populate the Wiki with its first
content," explains Packt spokesman, Damian Carvill. "Working closely with the
open source community has given us insight into the difficulties of finding
reliable documentation and the launch of a Wiki, which centralizes updated
guides, will be warmly greeted," he adds.
    The aim is for to become a one-stop source of
information for installing software. With users generating the majority of the
content, the aim is for the site to grow into an exhaustive library of
installation guides, covering everything from setting up a social networking
platform to installing an open source Voice over IP (VoIP) system. is free to use and open for everyone to contribute
to. With the help of enthusiastic communities, it is expected to grow and
expand over the coming months with more installation guides and features. For
more information, please visit

    About Packt Publishing

    Packt, pronounced Packed, published its first book in April 2004 and
subsequently continued to specialize in publishing focused books on specific
technologies and solutions. Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with
a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers,
administrators, and newbies alike.
    For more information

For further information:

For further information: Damian Carvill,,
T: +44-(0)121-683-1170

Organization Profile


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890