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Old 11-08-2011, 02:59 PM
"Max Pyziur"
 
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Greetings,

Would anyone have recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders,

Much thanks,

Max Pyziur
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:11 PM
"jack wallen"
 
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> Greetings,
>
> Would anyone have recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders,
>
> Much thanks,
>
> Max Pyziur

Kindle. I attach my kindle to my linux boxes all the time. They auto mount
and you can copy files to and from. Or you can use Calibre to manage your
collections.

And since I am a writer of fiction selling for the Kindle (and the Nook),
I can recommend some thrilling Zombie books to you. ;-)

Jack

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:15 PM
"Max Pyziur"
 
Default Request for Recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders

>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> Would anyone have recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders,
>>
>> Much thanks,
>>
>> Max Pyziur
>
> Kindle. I attach my kindle to my linux boxes all the time. They auto mount
> and you can copy files to and from. Or you can use Calibre to manage your
> collections.
>
> And since I am a writer of fiction selling for the Kindle (and the Nook),
> I can recommend some thrilling Zombie books to you. ;-)

Much thanks for your quick reply.

I should also mention that I'm interested in eReader file support; I
download many PDF files (academic research articles, IMF reports, etc; and
yes, I'm a linux user/doer).

I also am a native Ukrainian speaker/reader, which means I can read
Cyrillic; consequently, I'm interested in how eReaders handle Cyrillic.

Much thanks again,

Max


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Old 11-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Fulko Hew
 
Default Request for Recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Max Pyziur <pyz@brama.com> wrote:


Greetings,



Would anyone have recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders,

I think the Barnes & Nobel Nook Color is a 'fantastic' product given
the price/performance/capabilities.* Especially the fact that you can


get Cyanogen on it, that opens it up completely into a general purpose
tablet computer.* People have also gotten VNC into the underlying Linux
as well as ordinary shell access too.

*


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Old 11-08-2011, 03:20 PM
"jack wallen"
 
Default Request for Recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders

> Much thanks for your quick reply.
>
> I should also mention that I'm interested in eReader file support; I
> download many PDF files (academic research articles, IMF reports, etc; and
> yes, I'm a linux user/doer).
>
> I also am a native Ukrainian speaker/reader, which means I can read
> Cyrillic; consequently, I'm interested in how eReaders handle Cyrillic.
>
> Much thanks again,
>
> Max
>

I can say that the Kindle does accept PDF formatted docs. As for the
Cyrillic, I'll have to look into that one.


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Old 11-08-2011, 05:26 PM
"Darryl L. Pierce"
 
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On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 11:15:52AM -0500, Max Pyziur wrote:
> I should also mention that I'm interested in eReader file support; I
> download many PDF files (academic research articles, IMF reports, etc; and
> yes, I'm a linux user/doer).

Definitely the Kindle. As was said before, you can mount it as a
standard USB drive and copy files onto and off of it. In addition, the
PDF support is better (IMO) than other devices. Especially given that
you can alter the orientation of the display so that each page of a tech
manual PDF is split in half and fully readable in landscape mode.

And the battery life is awesome. It's advertised as 30 days, but I've
taken it to over 40 days [1] several times now.

[1] http://mcpierce.blogspot.com/2011/06/true-battery-life-of-kindle.html

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:49 PM
Andras Simon
 
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2011/11/8, Max Pyziur <pyz@brama.com>:
>>
>>> Greetings,
>>>
>>> Would anyone have recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders,
>>>
>>> Much thanks,
>>>
>>> Max Pyziur
>>
>> Kindle. I attach my kindle to my linux boxes all the time. They auto mount
>> and you can copy files to and from. Or you can use Calibre to manage your
>> collections.
>>
>> And since I am a writer of fiction selling for the Kindle (and the Nook),
>> I can recommend some thrilling Zombie books to you. ;-)
>
> Much thanks for your quick reply.
>
> I should also mention that I'm interested in eReader file support; I
> download many PDF files (academic research articles, IMF reports, etc; and
> yes, I'm a linux user/doer).

I don't think that you'll have compatibility problems with any ebook
readers; probably all of them look like pen drives (USB mass storage
device, or whatever) to Linux, though you're safer with ones that have
an SD Card slot. But the 6' devices are, in my experience, pretty
useless for pdfs that can not or should not be "reflown", that is,
those that need to look exactly like they do on paper. I've never seen
an IMF report (I never cared for horror :-)) but if they have tables
in them, you'll probably be frustrated to no end. Google for people's
experiences with pdfs on, say, Kindle.

Andras
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Bruce Byfield
 
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On Tuesday, November 08, 2011 07:59:54 AM Max Pyziur wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> Would anyone have recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders,
>

I chose to buy a Kobo, which has an unofficial Debian version of its software,
which is handy for updates of the firmware. I don't know whether it works on
Ubuntu or can be converted using alien, however.

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