Encyclopedias for OS X

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zpmqxonw, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. zpmqxonw macrumors newbie

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    I just ordered a refurbished 12 inch, 1.2 ghz iBook from Apple. (It's estimated to ship tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!) I used to have an old Dell PC that I installed Encarta on, but I have realized that Encarta will not work on my new mac. So, I was just hoping some of you mac geniuses might have some ideas for Encyclopedia software that would be compatible with my new mac! Thanks
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    You get a copy of World Book on iBooks which is a basic encyclopedia. Might be enough for what you need - with the web as a back up?
     
  3. zpmqxonw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool! So the worldbook will come preloaded on my iBook? I also love wikipedia's variety of articles, but since anybody can edit them at any time the credibility isn't always the greatest. I was about to buy Britannica but I read the interface/software isn't that great? Thanks for the great advice!
     
  4. iHatePCs macrumors member

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    The only problem with WorldBook is that the web server to update it is down and has been for months and month and months. I really enjoy encarta, so I kept a full copy of it on my windows xp pro machine and I use the RDC client for the Mac to connect to it. It's somewhat of a hassle but if you really like encarta its worth it! :p
     
  5. lordmac macrumors regular

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    I have Britanica is not bad the software was by a complete moron as it goes way to slow for what it is, but it has a massive amount of content plus if u ever need to quote it of reference it it britanica is very reputable name. But wikipedia is also great i often use both.
     

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