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Migrations almost complete

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Development of NorthTech's new site platform continues, in preparation for the replacement of our earlier systems based for almost a decade on PostNuke and MD-Pro...

At the time it was adopted, MD-Pro was a great replacement for PostNuke, which in turn was a fantastic replacement for PHPnuke a few years before that. MD-Pro had a vibrant and active community, with many of the PostNuke developers climbing onboard as that popular platform's political and support base began to splinter and fragment, churning out the Adam Baum Project, and eventually morphing into Zikula.

Joomla was considered, and although we support and continue to deploy many Joomla installations, it was finally decided that the best fit for our particular needs was Drupal.

MD-Pro is once again in active development, yet we're no longer very active on the development team there, and times have changed, along with the way in which a modern CMS is constructed.

Yes, things have indeed evolved over the years from they days of the first Perl based Slash engine, Rusty's kuro5hin, the original Nuke (Also written in Perl), and PhpNuke. And no, we've never entertained any plans to base our main site on a Wiki platform!

Finally, we've decided not to include the majority of content from the previous incarnations of our site. We have preserved the links for historic content which we've elected to keep, but really now, who cares about press releases detailing our reasons for no longer manufacturing or shipping 32 bit machines? For other, obsolete How-Tos and such, you can always look it up on the wayback engine.

We have kept the user databases intact. All user accounts have been preserved for our visitors and clients.

Stay posted for our new look once we actually settle on a theme and finish tweaking a few things though, and don't forget about POSSR Laboratory, The Slackhammer project, and Linboard Linux, which, since its last major a.out hiatus of over fifteen years is once again in development and enjoying preparations for a re-entry into the POSIX world as a cross-kernel UNIX.