Something Like Encarta

Solomon Herscovitch solosalsa at
Tue May 15 01:19:33 UTC 2007

Have you ever used Encarta?  I must say, it was one of just about two good
things done (1: SideWinder gaming hardware; 2: Encarta Encyclopedia).  It
had a very basic interface; based on dark colors, right angles, and solid
fill/no gradients; kind of like a black Fluxbox theme.  Everything tied
together, with links to other articles right in the text,
built-in-dictionary, animations, and media things like video time lines, and
knowledge-quest things to get you reading!  Actually, a lot of it does sound
like Wikipedia...  But, like Wikipedia as a program, with a bit more
'programmy' feel; not just a Website.  The other thing about it: it had
great content and function, all available offline.

But yeah, I bet it will work in WINE.

On 5/14/07, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 05/14/2007 02:53 PM, Cesar Augusto Suarez wrote:
> > In Windows World, there are an encyclopedia named "Microsoft Encarta"
> its very useful especially for my kids.
> > Im asking if there are something like it on Linux World
> >
> Have you tried installing Encarta via WINE? It's an old enough MS
> program that it probably will work.
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