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Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 1997

Type of Program: Reference
Supported Platforms: Windows 95
Company Name: Compton's New Media
Version: 1997 ed.
Price: 29.99
Installed Size: Varies


Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia is a great alternative to Microsoft's Encarta. Although I use both encyclopedia's, they both always have more and different information on a certain topic. Compton's 1997 is one of three of the most well known encyclopedia's available. Along with Grolier and Encarta, Compton's is a wide selling, informative, and very complex, yet easy to use multimedia encyclopedia. The word multimedia can't be stressed enough when I talk about Compton's 1997. Literally everything has some sort of multimedia article. Whether you want to see F-16's soaring above mountains, or if you want to hear folk music, its all here on Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 1997.

The program is very user friendly, and rather inexpensive. There are almost zero bugs to be found in the software itself, and the only problem is the Electronic Registration which messed up my mouse the first time I ran the encyclopedia.

I recommend this software. It will help you research the amazon, finish your science homework, and watch movies on the Assassination of JFK, along with much, much more, all on one CD-ROM.

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Reviewed by John Guilfoil -

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