- CD-ROM: 12 Seiten
- Verlag: Oxford University Press; Auflage: 2 Revised edition (21. Mai 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0199563837
- ISBN-13: 978-0199563838
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18,8 x 1,8 x 14 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 547.182 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM Version 4.0: Windows/Mac Individual User Version (CD Rom Windows) (Englisch) CD-ROM – 21. Mai 2009
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'OED 4.0 is undoubtedly the best incarnation of the OED to appear on CD-Rom ... It's so useful - not to mention addictive - that you will probably want to set it to launch automatically when you switch your computer on.' John Garth, Daily Mail
The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the English Language, defining more than 500,000 words and tracing their usage through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of literary and other sources. The text on the CD-ROM comprises the full text of the OED 2nd Edition, plus the three Additions volumes, as well as 7000 new entries from the OED's continuing research. Most importantly, OED v4.0 on CD-ROM boasts superb search-and-retrieval software, designed specifically for the electronic version, enabling you to investigate the Dictionary in ways not possible with the print edition. Questions which might have taken years of patient research can now be answered in seconds. Existing functionality retained from earlier versions includes: An installation option, much requested by users, so that users can choose to install the OED to their hard drive and run it without the CD-ROM; Options to customize the entry display and show or hide pronunciations,spellings, etymology, and quotation text; Flexible full text search options, with search filters and an option to rank entries and search results alphabetically or by date.New to this version: Now available to Mac users; Flash-base; Smoother and faster performance providing instantaneous search results; New word-wheel which supports incremental letter-by-letter browsing; 5000 new entries; Upgrades available to purchasers of previous versions. For further details, contact: Customer Service, telephone +44 (0) 1865 353534 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1st Open the Install disk (not auto run) in the explorer.
2nd Right click on the install.exe and choose Program Compatibility Troubleshooter in the context menu.
3rd Choose Troubleshoot program between the two options.
4th Choose Previous version... and next, then Windows XP (SP3).
5th Push the button for Test the program..., installation will work.
6th First opening of the oed.exe you should do almost the same process from the 1st, but choose Windows Vista SP2 this time.
Then you will see the OED open normally. If an error occures in the 6th process, OED will work afterward.
The same process can be used for Windows 8.1 x64 and 7 x64. I wrote it in amazon.co.jp and 19 of 19 people in Japan approved it.
Then we lost access. What a bummer.
Well, now we have the OED on our Mac. It works in Mountain Lion. It's a bit un-Macky with its own weird scroll bar and button layout, but it searches, it's comprehensive, and you can cut and paste your results. It comes on two CDs, so you have to load a file from one, then a file from the other, and then you can do your installation which was a bit tricky. We had to dig up an old CD drive to do this, but it worked.
Sure, we'd love Apple to license the OED as their standard dictionary or for the OED to come out with an iPhone version, but this version is great. We're back in business.
American Heritage Dictionary runs a close second, though, and much cheaper if on a budget, and free on the net, unlike the OED. OED contains numerous obsolete words which are interesting and useful to know, and numerous source quotations going back a thousand years. It is the obsolete words, for the most part, that gets the word count up. The very first word I looked up was not even in the OED, although the internet has a few good examples of its use ("conclusivity"). That was disappointing, but doesn't detract from the OED being the number one choice.
Software - quite usable - if you can install it! You must be the administrator on the computer to install it, so while its allowed on my work computer, I can't put it there, which is frustrating. When I installed it on my home machine, it only showed up in the administrator account and I had to find it (in c:\Program Files(x86)\OED v4.0) and make a shortcut by hand in my normal user account. After running it in my user account I had to reinsert the install disk once before it would work.
Software Features - simple user interface, provides basic needs. Every word hyperlinked for instant access. Easy to use.
Software Weakness - not integrated with anything, a little cumbersome if you're looking for advanced features (there are none - brew your own).
Pro: The only dictionary (of English words!) most writers should ever need
Con: Software installation issues and low feature software.