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How can we download Wikipedia Free encyclopedia for offline viewing ?

Wiki is offering us to download whole database for offline viewing and also for SOS children to use it offline. How can we download Wikipedia database for offline ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_database

How do we download Wikipedia for offline use ?

try this http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/site.php?temp=down
« Last Edit: 05/09/2009 08:43:32 by ScientificBoysClub »

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Wiki is offering us to download whole database for offline viewing

The download you have linked to is not the "whole database" of wikipedia: it's only a few thousand articles edited to be suitable for children.

How can we download Wikipedia Free encyclopedia for offline viewing ?

How do we download Wikipedia for offline use ?


try this http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/site.php?temp=down[/url]


Download the iso image and burn it onto a CD. The uncompressed iso image is 432Mb, the compresseed version in a zip file is 280Mb so will take about half the time to download, (will still take about an hour though).   

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Wiki is offering us to download whole database for offline viewing

The download you have linked to is not the "whole database" of wikipedia: it's only a few thousand articles edited to be suitable for children.

How can we download Wikipedia Free encyclopedia for offline viewing ?

How do we download Wikipedia for offline use ?


try this http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/site.php?temp=down[/url]


Download the iso image and burn it onto a CD. The uncompressed iso image is 432Mb, the compresseed version in a zip file is 280Mb so will take about half the time to download, (will still take about an hour though).   
How do I know What topics or articles are covered ?

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How do I know What topics or articles are covered ?

They are listed here ... http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/d/w.html

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How do I know What topics or articles are covered ?

They are listed here ... http://www.wikipediaondvd.com/nav/art/d/w.html
Ok but How can I get full version ?

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Ok but How can I get full version ?

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Warning: the file enwiki-20080103-pages-meta-history.xml.7z decompresses to 2.8 Terabytes.
 Before wasting Internet Archive's bandwidth, ask yourself: do you really have enough hard disk space to work on this file?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#Latest_complete_dump_of_english_wikipedia


2.8 Terabytes is approximately 600 DVDs / 3500 CDs worth of data.
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Ok but How can I get full version ?

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Warning: the file enwiki-20080103-pages-meta-history.xml.7z decompresses to 2.8 Terabytes.
 Before wasting Internet Archive's bandwidth, ask yourself: do you really have enough hard disk space to work on this file?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#Latest_complete_dump_of_english_wikipedia


2.8 Terabytes is approximately 600 DVDs / 3500 CDs worth of data.
Well TB's you got 2 be kidding me ???
Well I don't have .. is there any way ??
I just want Physics, Science, math database ...

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i don't think they will provide packages of that. downloading all those pages manually might help and then reading them in your spare time. if you really want good quality in depth scientific information, i wouldn't trust wikipedia pages though. why not subscribe to a journal or grab a science magazine when you want something to read, or just print out articles you find online?

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i don't think they will provide packages of that. downloading all those pages manually might help and then reading them in your spare time. if you really want good quality in depth scientific information, i wouldn't trust wikipedia pages though. why not subscribe to a journal or grab a science magazine when you want something to read, or just print out articles you find online?
good suggest thanks !!

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There are programmes which allow you to browse off-line the wikipedia pages you have selected to store on your computer e.g. ...

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Okawix lets you download all of Wikipedia articles, with or without the pictures, so that you can read them off-line.
http://blog.wikiwix.com/en/2009/08/14/

Similar programmes are available, (I've never used this programme).
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There are programmes which allow you to browse off-line the wikipedia pages you have selected to store on your computer e.g. ...

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Okawix lets you download all of Wikipedia articles, with or without the pictures, so that you can read them off-line.
http://blog.wikiwix.com/en/2009/08/14/

Similar programmes are available, (I've never used this programme).
I need more hard disk space !!
1 TB !! or more to install knowledge...

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I need more hard disk space !!
1 TB !! or more to install knowledge...


Even if you had several Tb of hard drive space,
 have you calculated how long it would take to download 1Tb on your computer via your internet connection ?.
It could take weeks to download, and decades to read, (unless you've got a port in your skull like Johnny Mnemonic  :) ).



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I need more hard disk space !!
1 TB !! or more to install knowledge...


Even if you had several Tb of hard drive space,
 have you calculated how long it would take to download 1Tb on your computer via your internet connection ?.
It could take weeks to download, and decades to read, (unless you've got a port in your skull like Johnny Mnemonic  :) ).



any thing for knowledge LOL
but size is still increasing everyday LOL!

ScientificBoyZClub

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Ok you are correct online wiki is the best ..
even if I download I don't know how to install it ??

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You can't. Not in the way you want SBC.

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You can't. Not in the way you want SBC.
what is your way ?

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why not subscribe to a journal or grab a science magazine when you want something to read, or just print out articles you find online?

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Quote from: glovesforfoxes
why not subscribe to a journal or grab a science magazine when you want something to read, or just print out articles you find online?
I told already.
Magazine don't say OLD stuff the past ..
I mean the discovered stuff. it's not like wiki.
 

 

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