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A Brief History of How Drupal Came to Be

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Drupal is a battle-hardened soldier that has faced its enemies, looked them in the eyes, and defeated them with relatively minimal effort. Drupal ranks amongst the elite of the elite, like Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, and Charlie Parker. Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress tower like titans over all other content management systems: does ANYONE still use Mambo? I love Joomla and Wordpress, but my favorites CMS by far is Drupal. As most of you know, I use it on both of my websites. I am excited by the fact that the upcoming version, Drupal 7, is coming ever closer to becoming a reality. In this article, I will give a brief history of Drupal, and I will relay what I know about the upcoming release.

Drupal is an ambitious project. I seeks to remove the burden of building a content driven website from scratch. Most of the hard work is already done for an aspiring web site owner.

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