What is the Best way to Download The entire wikipedia?
Hey guys, a few month's ago i heard its possibly to d/l the entire Wikipedia site....im looking into it now and as far as i can tell there are 3 different ways to to download. however im not sure what each one means and which way would be best? I guess ill let you know that Hard drive space is not an issue for me. Here are the 3 options that i see, thee maybe more? But again i dont know what the diffrence would be as for XML. Or HTML form?
1) Database backup dumps A complete copy of all Wikimedia wikis, in the form of wikitext source and metadata embedded in XML. A number of raw database tables in SQL form are also available.
2) Static HTML dumps A copy of all pages from all Wikipedia wikis, in HTML form.
3) DVD distributions Available for some Wikipedia editions.
I also heard you can do the same with mapquest or google maps?
Thanks for any help with this guys! Eddie
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More aboutwhat download entire wikipedia
You "hear" rumors. You couldn't possibly have a HD large enough to contain it, and it's also illegal, as it's all copyrighted. Ditto Mapquest and Google Maps.