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Microsoft Encarta - R.I.P.

by Volker Weber

On October 31, 2009, MSN Encarta Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be discontinued on December 31, 2009.

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Killed by maps.google.com etc.

Michael Kobrowski, 2009-03-31

And this little Wikipedia thingie.

Volker Weber, 2009-03-31

Just for the record: Take a look at:

Encarta's page on Wikipedia: Link | Screenshot

Wikipedia's page on Encarta: Link | Screenshot

Now, which one is "better"?

Ole Saalmann, 2009-03-31

Encarta was great when we were still on dial-up and had CD-ROMS. Now it's just another Microsoft product that outdated itself.

Philipp Sury, 2009-03-31

Before Encarta there was Microsoft Bookshelf in 1987. Today, you cannot start it with Windows but a Linux DOS-Task will do.

Detlef Borchers, 2009-03-31

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