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by Gina Trapani The collaboratively-edited Wikipedia is a vast, searchable repository of information, constantly written and re-written over time by its readers. Don't you wish you or your group could have your own editable encyclopedia of braindumps and documentation like Wikipedia?
Did you ever want to take Wikipedia with you while you are offline? Call on WikiTaxi: It is a portable application that delivers the Wikipedia of your choice to wherever you go. WikiTaxi enables you to read, search, and browse Wikipedia offline. No Internet connection is needed, all pages are stored in a WikiTaxi database.
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Looking for a portable wiki software that you can carry around on a USB stick? Check out Tiddly Wiki – a wiki so small in size and requires no installation. If you are looking for a portable wiki that you can easily carry around on USB stick, look no further than Tiddly BackPack .
WikiMedia has posted a tutorial for installing MediaWiki on your USB thumbdrive. A wiki and required web and database servers can be installed, configured and running under various versions of Windows in 10 minutes (with practice and on a good day) after downloading 2 files totalling 7MB in size and following the procedure. Granted, having MediaWiki on your own web server means you could access it anywhere you're connected to the internet, but there are times that this could come in handy for note-taking or organizing, especially when you don't have internet access.
You don't have to lease server space or keep your home computer always on to access a personal web server —you can run a web, FTP, and database server straight from a USB drive . A slim web server package called XAMPP fits on a USB stick and can run database-driven webapps like the software that powers Wikipedia, MediaWiki. Almost two years ago you learned how to set up your "personal Wikipedia" on your home web server to capture ideas and track document revisions in a central knowledge repository. Today we'll set up MediaWiki on your flash drive for access on any Windows PC on the go. A word on security: The XAMPP web server package is intended for web developers to use while building web sites, so by default, the passwords are blank and configuration is not secure.
Pardon my ignorance on this issue, I'm a techie novice. I see on this page http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installing_on_MoWeS_Portable_%28Win... that MoWeS Portable includes MediaWiki which can be run from a stick. And I see that someone here at PortableApps installed Portable XAMPP Lite and MediaWiki, but it's not clear to me if this can integrate fully with PortableApps.