Request for Recommendations on Linux compatible eReaders

Andras Simon szajmi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 18:49:41 UTC 2011


2011/11/8, Max Pyziur <pyz at 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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