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Old 04-13-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Post Microsoft Encarta type software in Linux


Usually I don't use Microsoft Products but Microsoft Encarta is one Microsoft Prodigy that I love & use the most. I want to use same kind of software in Linux which can be used offline. I know there are many online links that can serve the purpose but still I want to install a similar kind of software in Linux which could be used as dictionary and which would also tell synonyms & antonyms.

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:10 AM   #2
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I know this isn't exactly what you're after, and I've never tried it, but it is possible to download the wikipedia database. I'm not sure how big it is (probably quite huge!) but you can be selective about what you get.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikiped...abase_download

You can also download wiktionary:

http://download.wikimedia.org/enwiktionary/

Hope this helps.

edit: This link will download the wikipedia database of pages. It's a 3.4GB bzipped xml file archive. For the wiktionary, I think this is the link: http://download.wikimedia.org/enwikt...ticles.xml.bz2 (73MB bzipped xml file).

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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I agree, wikipedia is much better than Encarta.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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And other problems is that in some fields of science when books come out that it is not updated any more ,
so what You,re reading at that moment is already out dated.If you,re interest lyes in that field it is probable better to read a weekly magazine.For instance a magazine that cover all fields of science


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Old 04-16-2008, 06:26 AM   #5
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I have downloaded this: http://download.wikimedia.org/enwikt...ticles.xml.bz2

Also I have extracted it to xml but I am not being able to open it in firefox. How to access the dictionary?
 
  


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