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The Kiwix developers describe the software as an "offline reader for online content like Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, or TED Talks." The goal of the project is to disseminate online information to people with "no or limited internet access." The Kiwix website provides a large number of "Content Packages" in the ZIM file format. This format was created by the openZIM project and is designed for the offline storage of Web content. The openZIM project was launched by Wikimedia Switzerland and receives ongoing support from the Wikimedia Foundation, among other partners. Most commonly, users select the content packages they wish to download from within the Kiwix Reader software while they have an internet connection. Alternatively, users may manually download ZIM files using the "Content Packages" link under Downloads section in the footer of the Kiwix site. Then, they can use Kiwix-Serve to share ZIM files on their computer via http with any other computer on the same network, a setup that can work nicely for a computer lab. Kwix Reader is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux desktops as well as iOS and Android devices. Kiwix-Serve is available for Windows and Linux computers.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 2nd, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
September 22nd, 2020 at 4:03pm
Date Of Record Release
September 29th, 2020 at 1:21pm
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