Crossover Linux ok We tested this on Crossover Linux version 6 and found no problems! It installed and worked right away.
Windows 7 Home premiumOne customer reported sound only worked with the CD in the drive for some reason. Another customer called Microsoft and they got it to work just fine! Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit: A customer told me that it worked just fine! He had to manually start setup.exe after that it was just fine.
CD-ROM/DVD Drive: 8X CD, 2X DVD
Sound: Windows compatible
* "I don't think you'll need to wait to say that the dictionary works just fine on ME. The program installed without a hitch, and I have to say right off the bat that the wildcard feature is a crossword puzzlers wet dream come true. I have a fast machine [256 mb of RAM] and the speed of response of the features I've tried so far is astounding. The wildcard, even if I give only one letter on a long word, takes about an eyeblink or so--- great stuff!!!
So, there you have it. The software works on ME. If, as I use it, I hit any bumps in the road, I'll let you know. Best, C. L., Woodstock, NY, USA"
What our customers say about this product
"I think I've never rated any Internet merchant as excellent in all items. I was completely satisfied with the way my purchase was handled. The price was just perfect, and I would highlight the swift delivery (estimated at between 5 and 15 working days and I received the product within 5 days) and the care to label the product so as to avoid additional cost with customs in my country for clearing the product. The product exceeded my expectations." Adalberto Brito, Brazil
"This is the best dictionary on CD I ever used. It is very easy to use and I love the pronunciation of the words." K. C., Computer Consultant
"It's been really helpful. Love the pronunciation part. Still exploring the possibilities and very satisfied." D.D.
"It's fun at parties! You'll laugh your socks off when it pronounces certain socially unacceptable words... heheh" A. W., Los Angeles, California
"I bought the Random House Unabridged Dictionary. I have used the Random House Unabridged quite a bit since I got it and find it really useful and helpful, particularly with my editing work, which is also done on the computer. I like its format and how convenient it is to search with it, as well as look up successive words in a chain and then trace back along the chain." D.L.
"I recently purchased the Random House unabridged dictionary on CD rom. I have found this very useful. I use it frequently when writing papers for school. I changed one of my shortcut buttons on my key board to the dictionary so it opens at the touch of a button whenever I need it. It is much easier and faster than using an old fashioned dictionary." K.I.
"I am very happy with the dictionary. I use it often in my Web Design business." R.H.
"I have received the "Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" and I find it very educating, and I think it will help me improve my English." K.M. of Denmark
"Excellent!! This dictionary has been a real help to me to improve my pronunciation of the English language. Saludos." J. V., Los Angeles, California, United States
From the Publisher
With fifty years of experience in dictionary publishing behind it, Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is the most definitive single-volume reference of the English language available--and the only dictionary of its kind available on CD-ROM. This modern dictionary offers an exhaustive, traditional record of the language, while covering the latest, most important developments--ahead of any other dictionary.
Using cutting-edge technology, Random House is able to bring you Newer Words Faster. The Random House Living Dictionary Database, from which Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary was developed, is an immense revolutionary computerized database for direct, immediate, on-line editing. Dictionary entries can be updated on-screen as required, and most importantly, vital new vocabulary, from science to slang, can be added instantly, the moment it emerges in our language.
The CD-ROM includes not only the full text of the printed dictionary, complete with all the new words integrated into the A to Z listing, but also illustrations and spot maps that can be sized on-screen and printed. The multilingual interface is designed to work with Windows95, 98, and NT, and the improved search engine offers flexibility and ease of use. In addition, professionally recorded pronunciations bring the sounds of American English to life. A version for Windows 3.1 is included on the same CD-ROM.
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is designed to meet the wide-ranging needs of today's students and scholars, who study ancient documents one day and surf the Internet the next; of professional writers, who craft poems or write articles for technical journals; of businesspeople, who need to communicate clearly, whether face-to-face or fax-to-fax; and--above all--the needs of word lovers.
In addition to standard and specialized vocabulary, this extensive volume contains a wide variety of features, encompassing up-to-date, authoritative factual and encyclopedic information. It is truly a unique general reference volume for the office, the school, and the entire family.
Important features include:
The Best and Most Affordable Unabridged Dictionary Available Today
on CD-ROM -- Only from Random House Webster's
- Over 315,000 entries
- 1,500 updated definitions and entries
- 2,400 spot maps and illustrations
- Scholarly, up-to-date etymologies, including dates to show when terms entered the language, and showing clearly labeled Americanisms
- Entries for important and famous people; places and historical events; major works of literature, music, and art; names and abbreviations of academic, governmental, social, and fraternal organizations; popular given names; common abbreviations; and foreign terms
- Entries and definitions for current place names, reflecting recent political and geographical changes worldwide
- Coverage of major British, Canadian, and Australian terms
- Over 75,000 example phrases and sentences to show how words are used in context
- Metric equivalents for weight, volume, height, distance, etc., included in definitions and captions
- Endangered species identified
- Comprehensive supplementary notes at many entries, discussing:
- usage problems
- pronunciation questions
- distinctions among synonyms
- regional variations and dialects
- Additional supplementary lists of
- words formed from common prefixes
- Valuable supplements to the dictionary found in the front and back matter, including:
- "Sound-Spelling Correspondences in English"
- "Basic Manual of Style"
- List of "Words Commonly Confused"
A comprehensive dictionary in one volume
With over 315,000 entries, the language of literature, the terms in your textbooks, and the nuances in your newspapers are all here.
Includes the newest words
If it's an important new word, you'll find it here first. An up-to-date, eight-page New-Words Section has been included in the print edition, and last-minute additions have been included in the CD-ROM--terms like 24-7, DVD (digital video/virtual disk), road rage, and half-pipe. Over 1,500 other entries and definitions have been updated as well.
Also included are:
An all new CD-ROM
- New and updated biographical entries
- Revised geographical entries reflecting the recent changes worldwide
- 2,400 spot maps and illustrations
With an all-new search engine, the CD-ROM is a flexible tool with advanced features designed to meet the needs of scholars, students, businesspeople, and anyone else who needs an extensive, versatile resource for words.
Click! For fast electronic searches
- Find the word you need--when you need it.
- Do specialized computer searches.
- Print the results.
- Link the dictionary to your word processor.
- Choose the language of your interface--English, French, or Spanish.
- Play word games.
Choose among many ways to search the dictionary. Whichever Search Type you choose, just a click of the mouse brings up the word you want with the full text of the dictionary entry--definitions, written pronunciations, parts of speech, etymologies, synonyms and antonyms, usage notes, and more.
Look! For the camera icon
This dictionary on disk is not just words--more than 2,400 spot maps and illustrations await you. Just click on the camera icon wherever it appears.
Listen! To the recorded pronunciations
Hear the written language come to life. Over 120,000 professionally recorded pronunciations--more than in any other electronic dictionary--capture the authentic sounds of American English. Just click on the loudspeaker icon.
"Look no further!" --Booklist
Note: This product does work with Windows XP Home Edition. We tested it ourselves. The only trouble we had at all with the product was that it did not automatically install when you put in the CD. So you might have to click on Start (lower left), Run, and then type in "D:/setup.exe" with "D:" being changed if your CD drive happens to be "E:" etc.
Note: We sold hundreds for $27.00. At this price you get the same great dictionary and software in a Jewel Case but without a box and a lot of cardboard. We will wrap it carefully in bubble wrap and Airmail it to you worldwide. It also cost less to ship! This is an end of product life price for an excellent dictionary that is not that old (software © 1998 dictionary © 1999).
The reason this occurred is that the original software publisher, Lernout & Hauspie was mismanaged and declared bankruptcy. Take advantage of corporate mismanagement and get this great product at an incredible deal. The product is supported by it's current publisher Multimedia 2000, www.m-2k.com
At this price get several. Get one for every computer you have so you and every member of your family or group can easily look up words in seconds. Your family or group members are less likely to go past a word they are not sure of if they can look it up in seconds in a good dictionary. These CDs also make great gifts!
These make great inexpensive gifts. Encourage your friends to better understand what they study by looking up words. These can also be given to your children's teacher or their school.
This is also a great product for your organization or group. The Random house dictionary has a user dictionary that can be shared by anyone in your work group or company. Besides being a great dictionary the software allows you to specify a shared file as the user dictionary file. All the definitions that are used by a group that are not in this already quite extensive dictionary can be added to this user dictionary. This can be very useful for definitions that are unique to your company. One of the search options allows you to search on the main dictionary and the user dictionary at the same time.
Pease note: This CD can be air mailed for as little as $2.50