All you guys, readers, know, I’m totally devoted to Sitecore. Although you also know, that in some circumstances, you can’t use a product like Sitecore. It’s to expensive, or just to big… or? For those moments it’s important to find some, cheaper or free, alternatives, which can be compared against Sitecore. Why comparing them? You will automatically do that. You also require products which have at least 50% of the features Sitecore has and at least another additional 25% when it comes to plugin/module structures.
For .NET development, I’m actually looking at another Danish product: Umbraco CMS.Yesterday version 3 beta was published and as neighbours of Sitecore, they provide a nice extensible solution.
Installing and trying should be done within 10 minutes and then just give it a try :D! It’s worth it!