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All of Wikipedia can be installed to your desktop in just 30 hours

2013年11月26日

An open source application automates the process of downloading and displaying all of Wikipedia on your desktop, a large task that takes more than a day to complete.

Dubbed Xowa, the software displays an offline copy of 4.4 million Wikipedia articles with full HTML formatting intact. You can even set up additional wikis, like Wiktionary or Wikquote, and navigate between them while offline. For example, you could “Click on ‘Look up this word in Wiktionary’ and instantly view the page in Wiktionary.”

Xowa has been around for a while with support for “Simple Wikipedia,” which has just a fraction of the full collaborative dictionary. It was updated yesterday with support for the entire English language-version of Wikipedia.

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