Wikipedia & Linterweb

14 August 2009

Introduction to Okawix (Wikipedia in off-line mode).

Filed under: wikiwix — Matthieu @ 19:21

Okawix lets you download all of Wikipedia articles, with or without the pictures, so that you can read them off-line.

With Okawix you will be able to browse the articles of Wikipedia, as well as those of its sister projects (Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, …) in 253 languages.

Okawix offers you also the possibility to perform searches on these articles through the search engine Wikiwix, produced by the software company Linterweb.

Okawix, developed by the same company, Linterweb, is a software initially designed to read the articles of the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikisource, …; but Okawix is in reality able to read any HTML document).

One of its characteristics is that it allows you to store effortlessly all articles of a given Wikimedia project (Wikipedia, …) on any data storage medium (e.g. the hard drive of your computer, a CD, or a USB flash drive), and then to browse the articles off-line (that is, once you have copied the articles of a project from, for instance, Internet, or from a CD, you can see these articles without being connected to the Internet).

Furthermore, you can choose to copy the articles with or without the pictures (in order to reduce the space required for the storage of the articles).

Okawix is distributed under the GNU General Public License (ie, among other things, the software is free, and anyone interested may view the source code at the address and edit it).

Okawix uses the Mozilla technologies (XUL / Javascript, XPCOM components written in C++) and can be run on the popular Linux operating system, as well as on the Windows or MacOS operating systems.

Okawix can be downloaded for free from Internet at the following address: If your connection is slow, our website allows you too to buy USB flash drives with on it Okawix and all articles of the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, in one or several languages of your choice (all of Wikipedia, all of Wikisource, … with the pictures).

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