Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite

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Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite
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Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD
Original author(s) Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
Developer(s) Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
Initial release 2004; 10 years ago (2004)
Stable release 2012 / 2012; 2 years ago (2012)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
Size 4.2 GB
Available in English
Type Encyclopedia
License Proprietary software
Website britannica.com

Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite is an encyclopædia based on the Encyclopædia Britannica and published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc..

Product description[edit]

The DVD contains over 100,000 articles, an atlas, around 35,000 media files (images, video and audio)[1] and a dictionary and thesaurus based on Merriam-Webster.

Awards[edit]

Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite received the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.[2] Its predecessor, Britannica DVD, received Codie awards in 2000, 2001 and 2002.[3][4]

Linux support[edit]

There is no official release of Britannica for the Linux operating system, however, a script is provided that can help experienced users run Encyclopædia Britannica 2004 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD (and other 2004 editions of Britannica) on Linux, with some limitations (for example the dictionary, Flash/QuickTime presentations, and content update functions do not work, and preferences must be edited manually).[5] This script specifically requires version 1.3.1 of JRE, but can usually be made to work with newer versions if the version check is commented out.

Minimum system requirements[edit]

Item Minimum Requirement
Processor Intel Core processor
Memory 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Optical disc DVD-ROM drive
Hard Disk Space 2.08 GB free hard-drive space (4.74 GB for Full installation)
Display 1024x768 resolution, 16-bit color
Operating System
  • Windows® XP (with SP2),Windows® Vista or Windows® 7
  • Mac®OS 10.4.x w or 10.6.x. w/ Java 1.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.britannicastore.com/Britannica-2010-Ultimate-Reference-DVD/invt/042110800dm
  2. ^ "2004 Distinguished Achievement Awards Winners: Technology". Association of Educational Publishers. 1 August 2003. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved 11 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "2001 Codie Awards Winners". Software and Information Industry Association. 2007. Archived from the original on December 31, 2006. Retrieved 11 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "2002 Codie Awards Winners". Software and Information Industry Association. 2007. Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2007. 
  5. ^ http://support.britannica.com/linux/linux.htm

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