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  • Site: Very simple rather minimal should be the word, just

    Download: There are two files: An ISO image above 400MB and a BZip compressed ISO image somewhere above 200 MB. For free Download Do Not try HTTP or FTP, the are dead slow. I tried torrents and got optimal speeds. Alternatively you can buy for Price : 13.90 USD
    Shipping cost : 1.54 USD
    Total : 15.44 USD

    Installation: No install required for windows Click the EXE and run, just as I want my programs to run, no messing the registry and user permissions. There is a folder for Mac stuff but I have not even entered it.

    Number of articles: Around 2000, articles taken from English Wikipedia of course.

    Powered by: The opensource KiwiX which is aimed to making an offline version of wikipedia.http://www.kiwix.org/index.php/Main_Page Distributed by French Company - LinterWeb.

    Pros:
    ~ No install required
    ~ Excellent size management
    ~ Interface can be skinned
    ~ Free of cost if you can download the disc

    Cons:
    ~ No tabbed interface
    ~ Does not act as a front end to wikipedia
    ~ Limited only to internal contents except where external links are given.
    ~ Cannot update itself AFAIK
    ~ Its Wikipedia, but heck, you cant edit it

    Overall nice thing to have if you will be disconnected from time to time and do not want to by Encarta or Britannica (They are resource hogs anyway). For a 0.5 beta version, the software is great and will be greater when actal DVD comes out.

    Saturday, April 28, 2007 6:33 AM

Answers

  • Dear Friend,

     

    Greetings, Nice information about.

     

    Thanks but torrents willn't be allowed for the firewall users.

     

    Regards,

    Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:05 AM
  • guys the direct link only for you ppl.. . .

     

    http://www.4dev.net/~wikidvd/kiwix-0.5.iso

     

    reply if this helped you out. 

    Monday, April 30, 2007 8:56 PM
  •  Harshil_Patel_03b5f2 wrote:
    Thanks Guys, I am downloading it tonight  during my free time

    guys/??? .. . dude. . i got it with gr8 difficulty. . .  .u r thankin everyone over here... .  Big Smile

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 1:35 PM
  • it's k .. i was just kiddin. .. . anyways you are welcome.
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:26 PM
  • Thankz for the advice buddy.. but my max download speed is 64Kbps, which will be 8 KBps....

    But it looks like that i can download it in parts, i.e. i can stop the download and then resume it afterwards.. so i will download a little by little everyday...
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 11:42 AM
  • Yes m8, try a download manager Smile easy to pause and resume Smile
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 4:29 PM
  • so guys how is it??
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 9:37 AM
  • web one is enough for me.
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 11:39 AM
  • I have tried the CD wikipedia Smile it seems nice. It is really good for persons who refer wikipedia a lot, but dont got much faster internet, or also no connection to the internet. Its a good place to learn for them. Also one thing i have observed, there are many links there which still take us to the wikipedia site. I guess they should work on that and make it completely offline Smile
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 2:14 PM
  • Thanks for the info and also for the link...
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 4:40 PM
  •  Harshil_Patel_03b5f2 wrote:
    I have tried the CD wikipedia it seems nice. It is really good for persons who refer wikipedia a lot, but dont got much faster internet, or also no connection to the internet. Its a good place to learn for them. Also one thing i have observed, there are many links there which still take us to the wikipedia site. I guess they should work on that and make it completely offline

    yea..completely offline is a very good idea. . .i think there is another link for a dvd where you can get that. . . .not too sure though. ..if i get that will surely give you guys. .

    Sunday, May 13, 2007 4:18 AM
  • you are welcome yaar . .
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 9:00 AM

All replies

  • Dear Friend,

     

    Greetings, Nice information about.

     

    Thanks but torrents willn't be allowed for the firewall users.

     

    Regards,

    Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:05 AM
  • Thanks for the nice Info!!!!!!!

     

    I will surely download it

    Saturday, April 28, 2007 8:22 AM
  • THANKS DEAR FOR THIS INFORMATION
    Saturday, April 28, 2007 10:20 AM
  • thanks thanks

    cool dude..

    gr8 info...going to download right now...

    Saturday, April 28, 2007 1:23 PM
  • guys the direct link only for you ppl.. . .

     

    http://www.4dev.net/~wikidvd/kiwix-0.5.iso

     

    reply if this helped you out. 

    Monday, April 30, 2007 8:56 PM
  • Thanks Guys, I am downloading it tonight  during my free time Smile
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:02 AM
  •  Harshil_Patel_03b5f2 wrote:
    Thanks Guys, I am downloading it tonight  during my free time

    guys/??? .. . dude. . i got it with gr8 difficulty. . .  .u r thankin everyone over here... .  Big Smile

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 1:35 PM
  • Thanks Chetan...
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:11 PM
  • Thankz a lot, I m a big Wikipedia fan.. and to have it offline is just great.. but i have a limit of speed, don know if i will be able to download it... still will try out..
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:32 PM
  • it's k .. i was just kiddin. .. . anyways you are welcome.
    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:26 PM
  • @Varun try getting it from torrents Smile it will max out your connection.

    I downloaded it at 234kBps from torrents Smile
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 4:15 AM
  • Thankz for the advice buddy.. but my max download speed is 64Kbps, which will be 8 KBps....

    But it looks like that i can download it in parts, i.e. i can stop the download and then resume it afterwards.. so i will download a little by little everyday...
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 11:42 AM
  • Yes m8, try a download manager Smile easy to pause and resume Smile
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 4:29 PM
  • so guys how is it??
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 9:37 AM
  • web one is enough for me.
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 11:39 AM
  • I have tried the CD wikipedia Smile it seems nice. It is really good for persons who refer wikipedia a lot, but dont got much faster internet, or also no connection to the internet. Its a good place to learn for them. Also one thing i have observed, there are many links there which still take us to the wikipedia site. I guess they should work on that and make it completely offline Smile
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 2:14 PM
  • Thanks for the info and also for the link...
    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 4:40 PM
  •  Harshil_Patel_03b5f2 wrote:
    I have tried the CD wikipedia it seems nice. It is really good for persons who refer wikipedia a lot, but dont got much faster internet, or also no connection to the internet. Its a good place to learn for them. Also one thing i have observed, there are many links there which still take us to the wikipedia site. I guess they should work on that and make it completely offline

    yea..completely offline is a very good idea. . .i think there is another link for a dvd where you can get that. . . .not too sure though. ..if i get that will surely give you guys. .

    Sunday, May 13, 2007 4:18 AM
  • you are welcome yaar . .
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 9:00 AM
  • If someone find the link to the dvd, please let u know .
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:08 PM
  • a really good link chethan....keep up the good work
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 8:12 PM
  • is it  free or cost....

    whether it will have all articles  upto now....

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5:05 AM