How to: Carry Wikipedia content on a USB pen drive

This instruction is meant for Windows users.

You’ll need atleast a 16 GB pendrive to carry Wikipedia.

Method 1 : Easy method
For those who are not willing to go through a lot of pain in learning new things, this is the simpler method

  1. First download the latest content from Wikipedia. This is a single file of size 5.1 GB as on today and downloading could take hours.
  2. The latest dump is presently at http://dumps.wikimedia.org/enwiki/latest/enwiki-latest-pages-articles.xml.bz2. Copy the downloaded .bz2 file to, say C:\wikipedia.
  3. After this 5.1 GB download is complete, it is necessary to download the software that can read this huge file.
  4. The simplest is wikitaxi. Download Wikitaxi and unzip to the same folder, C:\wikipedia
  5. You should see two executable files now. The wikitaxi executable is the one that should be used to run wikipedia. The wikitaxi importer executable is the one we need to use to convert the .bz2 file downloaded into a .taxi file.
  6. Run the wikitaxi importer executable and let it convert the .bz2 file into a .taxi file. This takes a long time and produces a single 9.2 GB file with a .taxi extension.
  7. Once .taxi file is made run the wikitaxi executable and open the .taxi file. You should be able to browse  the content of wikipedia, but with a slightly different look.
  8. Now copy the C:\wikipedia folder to a pendrive and you have a portable version for personal reference.


Method 2: For the geeks

You probably don’t need to read this, but the best way is to clearly to host the entire content on the same platform that Wikipedia does.

  1. Install XAMPP on a pen drive
  2. Install Mediawiki on XAMPP
  3. Download the latest Wikipedia dump
  4. Import the dump to Mediawiki.

Voila! You have the portable and perfect replica of Wikipedia.

Current Rapidshare search sites

Some times I suspect that Rapidshare has all ready acquired all the knowledge that human kind has accumulated. The life of sites that index Rapidshare is usually short. They go on and off. Here is an updated list which should be good for some more time.

http://www.filesearch.gr/
http://www.quicksearch.info/
http://www.filestube.com/
http://megadownload.net/
http://www.sharingengines.com/
http://www.megatao.com/rsssearch.php
http://www.linkosearch.com/
http://www.hellafiles.com/
http://www.rapidoogle.com/
http://www.shareminer.com/
http://rapidshare-search-engine.com/
http://www.rapidexplorer.net/
http://www.eatpaper.com/rapidshare/
http://rapidsharedb.com/
http://www.url1.biz/
http://www.javaartist.com/rapidshare/
http://rapidlibrary.com/
http://mwolk.com/search-rapidshare-megaupload
http://rs.4chan.org/
http://www.filescoop.net/
http://www.betadir.com/rapidshare/
http://www.searchshared.com/
http://rapid.tvphp.net/
http://peer2link.com/index2.php
http://rapid.gaming4less.com/
http://filesearcher.net/
http://www.funfail.com/
http://www.filecrop.com/
http://www.rapidosearch.com/
http://www.rapidsharelink.com/
http://www.metodosdebusca.com/118/buscador-rapidshare.html
http://www.rapidfox.net/
http://www.filesbot.com/
http://www.rapidsharedata.com/
http://rapidshare-search-engine.com/
http://www.rapidshare1.com/
http://rapidsearch.infobind.com/
http://www.filez.com/
http://www.gappon.com/
http://search4file.com/
http://www.loadevery.com/
http://www.filefield.net/
http://www.leechaa.com/
http://www.searchrapidshare.info/
http://www.rapidrat.com/
http://www.u2u.cc/

YouOS

A web based operating system.

Ha!

It sure is a great idea – soundsmindblowing.

Check this out here.

It makes me wonder what kind of browser would be required to access a web based operating system.  I guess atleast a skinny an OS native to a computer would still be required. Let me watch where this goes.

Upload sites

Sendspace.com
Rapidshare.de
Mytempdir.com
megaupload.com
sexuploader.com
slil.ru
sendspace.com
turboupload.com
speedshare.org
hyperupload.com
getfile.biz
depositfiles.com
webfile.ru
file2share.biz
rapidupload.com
yourfile.org
yourfilehost.com
filehd.com
mooload.com
scambia.com
filepost.ru
justupit.com
simpleupload.de
audiofind.ru
yourfilelink.com
files.to
savefile.com
filebest.ru
freefileupload.net
4shared.com
netload.us
uploading.com
f-forge.com
ifolder.ru
oxyshare.com
filecloud.com
datenklo.net
zshare.net
filefactory.com
filespace.ru
badongo.net
easy-sharing.com
upload2.net
hemenpaylas.com
up-file.com
rapidshare.fr
uploadyourfiles.de
quickdump.com
megashares.com
box.net
takdata.com
bonpoo.com
share.am
recfile.com
speedyshare.com
free-transfer.de
paylas.com
come2store.com
ultrashare.de
rapidsafe.de
rapidshare.ru
filecache.de
shareua.com
up.spbland.ru