I’m in the process of evaluting various open source content management systems (CMS). A CMS based website is one that allows editing of structure as well as content through an administrative interface, and doesn’t require knowledge of coding. The open source CMS solution that seems closest to a standard corporate website out of the box is Joomla. I have a basic installation here:
Other open source CMS choices, like XOOPS and Drupal, appear to be geared more towards community websites, where many individuals post content in the form of blog entries. This is probably a better all-around format, as the web is evolving away from packaged corporate information, which is generally assumed to be mostly PR and therefore BS.