To get back to the original question if I may. Encarta is also
available online (ref. wikipedia.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encarta :) Interestingly they appear to
be attempting a hybrid of open/closed contributions "Early in 2005,
the online Encarta started to allow users to edit articles. Articles
are not immediately updated. User edits are submitted to Encarta's
editors for review, copyediting, and approval." AFAIK this was the way
nupedia was supposed to work before wikipedia took over. Interestingly
enough "When a user uses the copy and paste function of Microsoft
Windows on Encarta on more than five words, Encarta automatically
appends a copyright boilerplate message after the paste." That's
weird, further: "Encarta is also notorious for drastically reducing
the quality of images copied using the built-in image copy menu option
and adding a copyright notice at the bottom, often covering up
important details. A known work-around is use of the print-screen key
and pasting into an image editing program." Encarta online costs $4.95
per month for full access, restricted access is free.
The point being wikipedia is being suggested as a replacement for
encarta, not for Brittanica. From what I can gather about encarta I
think it's more than adequate for that. I've had a quick look and if
wine doesn't do it for you then I can find no way of running your
encarta cd/dvd on linux, sorry. If you really want to use it consider
a dual boot.
Google is still the best online encyclopedia, since the demise of taoma that is.
<invitado> i want to know if there is some "encarta" on linux
<Nermal> man ?
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