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Linux Gazette: Installing dict - An On-Line Dictionary

Feb 25, 2001, 20:42 (5 Talkback[s])
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"To advertise the efforts of http://www.dict.org and to provide the means by which any Linux user regardless of experience, can install a functional dictionary system either for local or network use...."

"I have been using Linux exclusively as my operating system for over three years now. One of the very few things I miss about "that other operating system" is the easy availability of cheap or even free versions of commercial encyclopedias and dictionaries."

"So when I installed a recent version of S.u.S.E. linux I was both surprised and happy to find a package called Kdict had been installed on my machine. Reading the documentation that came with the package revealed that the program was only a front end to another program, and that though it is possible to install a dictionary server locally, if I wanted to do so I would have to get everything else I need from the Internet."

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