I’m a sucker for good lucks and that’s exactly what Magento is: Good Looking! Utilizing Scriptlicious, AJAX, and tagging it has Web 2.0 written all over it. It comes with a wide array of features ‘out of the box’ ... I would definitely keep an eye on this going into 2008. It looked pretty enough on the outside to make me consider moving from ASP.NET to PHP for the project ... If I was a competitor I would look at all the things they are doing right and take notes.
Although Marc decided not to use Magento for the project (well ... since Magento is currently in a preview release), we appreciate the kind words. Thanks Marc!
Magento was recently covered by Mashable. With more than 5 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the world's largest blog focused exclusively on social networks. The article asks the question, "Is Magento the Zimbra of eCommerce?" (Zimbra is a professional open source company recently acquired by Yahoo) - check it out and let us know what you think.
Magento was recently covered in Read/WriteWeb, a popular weblog that provides Web Technology news, reviews and analysis. Read/WriteWeb began publishing on April 20, 2003 and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world.
“Magento looks to be an easy to use and easily customizable open source e-commerce platform. There are sure to be many web developers and startups keen to try it out.”