Downloading the Entire Wikipedia! (20GB Worth!!)
United Arab Emirates
April 4, 2007 5:36pm CST
Well while looking online i found out you can download the entire Wikipedia site to view offline i heard that it is a slightly complicated but that it is legit as Wikipedia can then save oj bandwidth. mind you it is a crazy 20GB of data. any of you try it or would try it?
• United Arab Emirates
4 Apr 07
good point, i think what they need is a way to get it to update the files on your drive aswell and not having to redownload the entire thing, then it may become worth while :D , its very usuful if you are going abroad for a little while with no internet access and need to do some work.
• United States
4 Apr 07
What I would like to see is a database that can be accessed (i.e. updated to local machine) that is split into meta definitions. In other words, "this is a person", "person's name", etc. Once you broke it down into meta information it could be presented on all sorts of web pages in whatever format the webmaster pleases. An example might be small tidbits about a product (how to make soap on ivorysoap.com) to actual integration into a complete search engine that might give you several results and then let you 'venture' into more specific information on particular topics. To answer the question, though, Yes, I would definately download the 20G wikipedia. I would then store it away underground for the super-monkeys that take over the future to reference.