Something Like Encarta

das paagol at
Tue May 15 04:45:37 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 14:53 -0700, 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
I use my purchased copy of 'Microsoft Bookshelf 98' that includes
Encarta and all, from the time I migrated to GNU-Linux by running it
through Wine. For quite a long time I don't have any MSW in my machine,
I install it by running the 'setup.exe' through Wine. And it works

As an encyclopedia, nothing can ever (the ever term is quite fuzzy
though) be better than wikipedia. And as a dictionary the Wordnet thing
is very very useful. I only lament if one Wordnet was available in my
language Bangla. 


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