Magento Preview released - open-source e-commerce
August 31, 2007 at 11:57 PM
They promised an August release, and in the dying seconds of the month Varien’s eagerly awaited open-source e-commerce platform, Magento, is finally available to download.
Version 0.6 is an early beta release and not recommended for use in production environments, but I’m sure there will be hordes of developers eager to see if this is finally the customizable, standards-compliant, e-commerce platform we’ve been desperate for for years.
The latest version is now available for download. The biggest highlight of the release is PayPal integration (view screencast) and multi-lingual support.
Magento supports two different PayPal methods for use in your websites and stores: PayPal Express, which allows the customer to check out from the PayPal site, and PayPal Direct, which offers credit card processing capability without the customer having to ever leave your store.
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