Microsoft Encarta Reference Library 2003 DVD
Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me/NT Workstation 4.0, Win200Pro
Multimedia PC with a Pentium 233 MHz or higher processor. Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT Workstation 4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows Me or XP operating system. 64 MB of RAM for Windows 95/98/NT/Me; 128 MB for Windows 2000 Professional or XP. Up to 375 MB of available hard-disk space. DVD-ROM drive. Super VGA, 16 bit or higher monitor supporting 800x600 or higher resolution; 800x600 screen resolution with 16-bit color recommended. Local bus video with 1MB or more of video memory. Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device. 16-bit sound card with speakers or headphones. Internet access and browser required for use with online features.
The Encarta Reference Suite has evolved over the past 9 years into one of the finest reference tools available in digital format. While it lacks <i>World Book</i>’s perfect balancing of accessibility and content for family and school use, Encarta is the leader.
While it lacks the perfect balancing of accessibility and content for family and school use of the <i>World Book</i>, the Encarta Reference Suite has evolved over the past 9 years into one of the finest reference tools available in digital format. By continuing to improve, update, and expand its contents, Microsoft has taken its encyclopedia from mediocre to excellent. The level and scope of the articles make Encarta best suited for general adult use—or for high school or above in a family or school setting. One area in which Encarta continues to lead all of the other digital encyclopedias is in its stylish and seamless interface. No other digital encyclopedia pulls this off with quite the panache of Encarta. The Reference Suite 2003 includes an expanded version of the Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2003, along with the ambitious but flawed Encarta World English Dictionary, the excellent Encarta Interactive World Atlas, and the Third Edition of the superb and historic Encarta Africana.