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howdy all, I'm the webmaster of http://www.csmapcentral.com and it's related sites (about 6 other sites). I've setup these sites using a modified version of Xoops 2.0.9 beta, and accomplished a multi-site network, with a single installation, and almost all of the database shared between the sites.
what I'm missing is single sign on for the sites, but that's a rare feature to find, so I'm not too concerned about it.
anyways, I'm wondering which (if any) of these features/needs can be satisfied by drupal, without modification or at least with an existing documented mod?
I'm fairly happy with my xoops sites, but there's many little things about xoops that irks me, and I'm looking into drupal, to see if it would make my life simpler.
the main focus of my sites, is to build a community around the forums, support file downloads, and additionally a few article sections for tutorials, FAQ, News, etc etc. my users have grown used to the phpBB forums that we use, so I'm a bit concerned that switching to drupal's built-in forum system might receive a negative response. i am looking for a better download system though (the current system isn't bad, but it could be better), and i need better support for articles, article creation, individual user pages, etc.
can drupal provide any/all of the features that my sites demand? any help you guys can provide would be great :-)