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Is Lingoes dictionary software legal or unsafe?


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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 11:02 PM

Hi,

I was looking for a desktop dictionary software and found Lingoes dictionary software. It offers many commercial dictionaries (macmillan, meriam-webster, collins etc.) for free download. Now that is suspicious. Either this is illegal or unsafe software.

I scanned the portable version with avast!, Antivir and Nod32 and found nothing

What do you think about it? Please advise.

Thanks.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:54 AM

I don't know about that site or program being safe but I did find one that you might like. Its free and from a good web site.

http://download.cnet.com/Oxford-Dictionary...4-10238904.html

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:21 PM

FWIW from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingoes_(program)

  • The typical similarity of Lingoes to Babylon has been viewed, by some,[4] as lack of innovation for a new translation software.
  • The use of dictionary brand names like Oxford's, Longman's, Cambridge's, Merriam-Webster's, Collin's and others without any reference in Lingoes' website to the legitimacy of this use is suspicious of an illegal act.


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:15 PM

Thanks Layback Bear and Animal :thumbsup: So it appears that adding commercial dictionaries in this software is illegal.

I am staying away from Lingoes and will install Oxford dictionary. Thanks again :flowers:




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