updated 12:55 pm EDT, Thu August 12, 2004
Britannica Reference 2005
has released an update to its multimedia reference library designed for both children and adults: Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2005. Featuring over 100,000 articles, the suite is available on DVD and CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh computers. The new version adds more video clips (for a total of 3 hours); Britannica BrainStormer to visually browse articles using a web of logical relationships; and better Mac Integration. Britannica's 2005 reference suite offers a new Mac-friendly UI with updated scroll bars, icons, window borders and other design elements. It due later this month for $70 (before $20 mail-in rebate).