For many people, Wikipedia (powered by MediaWiki) was their first contact with wikis. MediaWiki has a very nice interface and has done an amazing job to get Wikis known to the public, via Wikipedia. MediaWiki/Wikipedia is probably the best thing that happened to the Wiki world since Ward Cunningham invented the wiki in 1995.
MediaWiki is excellent to make an encyclopedia. However, it is not designed to be an Intranet/corporate wiki with an advanced permission system. Also, MediaWiki is "only" a wiki. It doesn't have extra features like forums, trackers, blogs, etc. Maybe these features will eventually be added to Mediawiki, but it doesn't seem imminent.
Users which want more can use some glueware to combine a Wiki and an existing full featured CMS (ex.: Drupal + MediaWiki or Xoops + MediaWiki) or they can choose Tiki Wiki/CMS/Groupware.
There are apparently millions of MediaWiki installs. In contrast, there are "only" tens of thousands installs of TikiWiki. While this number is very good, we can expect more & more people will want to migrate from MediaWiki to TikiWiki. Even if a small proportion of MediaWiki installs migrated to Tiki, it would still be a very large influx of users.
Tiki can already look like WikiPedia:
One important step for Tiki's future is to have a converter from MediaWiki to TikiWiki so users can have a painless upgrade path and gain access to more features.
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