Owen Winkler provides an excellent blog-ware feature comparison. Switchers include: Jim Rutherford (TextPattern), D. Keith Robinson (WordPress), Mark Pilgram (WordPress), and Owen Winkler (WordPress). Before I make a decision to switch, I need to decide specifically what features and functionality I need.
- Comment spam blocking/IP blocking/throttling
- Multiple blogs
- RSS, RDF, Atom, (and iCal)
- Trackback, Pingback
- RSS Aggregator
- Single UI to manage Plug-Ins and Content, I don’t like having to manage my Amazon books separate from my content in MT
I am going to have to play with WordPress a little more. It looks like the right combination of features and has a sizeable user community. Though I really like the user experience for TextPattern. Only time will tell.
On an unrelated note, I was trying to play an MPEG2 encoded usability video and just couldn’t get it to play on my Windows 2000 box, I downloaded an installed VideoLan VLC Player and everthing worked, like magic.