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6 January, 2005

world's best encyclopedia is now free

Answers.com websiteIn March last year, I mentioned the world's best online encyclopaedia - GuruNet - in “Google is the first option, not encyclopedia” entry. Well, I am still not sure how the world encyclop(a)edia should be spelt. If I spell it as encyclopaedia, I shall typeset it as “encyclopædia.” Note the “æ” is can be typed by Option + (apostrophe) key, see How to type accented characters for more detail.

Google is a great tool for finding websites and links. But often, I want answers, not links. GuruNet is the only tool I know that gives me the answer I want, not pages of links I have to filter through. Hence, I am still saying,

Okay, back to topic. GuruNet is now free for all. Previously it was a subscription-based service for the entire content, with limited content as free service. Now, they are making the entire reference free to all. The difference? just a few ads.

As for me personally, I do prefer using the subscription-based service. I would be very happy to renew the service, since I found the information they provide is really useful, and worth paying for it.

> Use the encyclopaedia for free now - Answers.com

Comparison of GuruNet (Mac), Answers.com (website) and 1-Click Answers.com

Let me search "iPod" on GuruNet (Mac):
I got following clean interface with results I want (what an iPod is).
GuruNet

Answers.com gives me following result. (two encyclopaedias displayed in the same page plus one small advertisement.)
Answers.com website

Finally, 1-Click Answers.com (Mac) gives me the same result as in Answers.com, but in an independent window.
1 Click Answers

I do prefer the old GuruNet style, could be that I am outdated. Nothing wrong with the new Answers.com service, it's free! I do hope more people can enjoy this great online encyclopedia.

This is all I can say:
The world's best online encyclopaedia and the essential reference tool is now completely free.

> Answers.com

Answers.com website screenshot:
Answers.com website

> C|new News.com has a review on this: GuruNet launches new search service

Posted by Antony on 6 January 2005 12:22 AM |

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Well, if I hadn't wasted my money on Encarta 2005, 2000, and 97 then I'd take a look...
Posted by Don Luchini on 11 January 2005 1:09 PM.
You can still check out answers.com, it's just a website with comprehensive information.
Posted by Antony Shen on 11 January 2005 1:15 PM.
Thank you Shr sharma

Posted by SHRSHARMA on 4 August 2011 7:01 PM.
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