Microsoft ditches Encarta - Wikipedia wins

Microsoft has announced that they will not continue their encyclopedia "Encarta" due to changes in "the way people seek information":

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. Additionally, Microsoft will cease to sell Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products worldwide by June 2009.

Looks like Wikipedia has won, more infos on the official site.

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Darkiewonder3542d ago (Edited 3542d ago )

I know my fellow microsoft brother. This is a sad day for us as we use Encarta online and are subscribers to the wonderful service. I feel more shafted to spend money to only find out they are closing down the service. I've witnessed this before.

White-Sharingan3542d ago

I cant use wikipedia for college stupid MS has blocked another place where I can find useful data.

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dragunrising3541d ago (Edited 3541d ago )

I know what you mean. All my classes in college, past and present, shun wikipedia. That is not to say you can't use it in some form though. Try typing in a topic of interest, and use the list of sources at the bottom of the page Thats how I get around it. There's always, right? :-p

On topic: with all the restructuring at Microsoft, something had to give. Just glad the games division wasn't effected too adversely.

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Thoreau3542d ago

wiki is not always correct.

Proxy3541d ago

That's the main problem. "According to Encyclopedia X, blah blah blah."

If the information is wrong, at least we know WHO is wrong.

"According to Wikipedia." LOL, mine as well say "According to random people on the internet."

Bill Gates3541d ago


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