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15th November 2005, 10:15 AM
I'm wanting to put the Oxford English Dictionary on a powerbook. Apparently Oxford never released a mac version so I am assuming I would need to run xp through virtual pc. Is there another way, or can anyone suggest a better emulation program than virtual pc. thanks

15th November 2005, 10:50 AM
/Applications/Dictionary.app <-- its oxford, and already installed.

Georgina EG
15th November 2005, 11:27 AM
Matt, my Applications->Dictionary says that it&#39;s the Oxford AMERICAN Dictionaries, not the English version.

15th November 2005, 11:34 AM
There is a variety of dictionaries available for mac from versiontracker. However, I have not found one comprehensive when compared with those available for Windows. I would be glad if anybody has any ideas where I can find a better dictionary for mac, especially those able to pronounce.


Georgina EG
15th November 2005, 11:45 AM
I&#39;ve emailed Oxford University Press to enquire.

15th November 2005, 12:59 PM
You can also get online access to the OED, though its not cheap.

15th November 2005, 01:59 PM
why not just use the OEDILF...

15th November 2005, 02:08 PM
why not do it yourself? i mean...sure it may take a few years and everything....but your vocabulary will be really really really really big. :)
(maybe i need to read thru the dictionary) :huh:

15th November 2005, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by gringo@Nov 15 2005, 11:59 AM
why not just use the OEDILF...
I cannot believe that they have no limericks about that girl from Nantucket&#33; ;)

15th November 2005, 02:25 PM
I access OED online through my university (ANU) library. I know that you can also access it throught the national library.