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Wikis can be used a lot of different ways. MediaWiki is primarily designed for Wikipedia, and is well suited for that task. MediaWiki has some of the best features, and some very glaring omissions (for certain applications). However, MediaWiki is actively being developed, and it is open source, so it could be possible to add features.
The following is a list of possible wiki uses, and how well MediaWiki is suited for those tasks, and links to content with related documentation.
e.g. links/bookmarks/favourites page: to have bookmarks in just one PC is never satisfactory; to store them with a public provider (Yahoo etc.) is not discreet; to have them on a WIKI (ev. password protected) allows access to your private collection and editing from allover the world.
hidden WIKI accessible behind a normal homepage, may contain your PC networks configuration details, like IP-addresses, software license date etc.
To-Do-List for your computer people can be maintained behind private homepage. Allows them to prepare next visit and to keep the list actual
company may edit internal instructions legible for everyone within the group