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Kindle reading

Post by Alvin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:32 pm

How do I read Kindle books please on Linux Mint 19.1 64bit cinnamon?

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Re: Kindle reading

Post by gittiest personITW » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:45 pm

Have you tried Calibre in the Software Manager?

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Re: Kindle reading

Post by AndyMH » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:36 pm

You can try running the kindle reader under wine. It used to work but I've not had much success lately with it under crossover (the commercial variant of wine).
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by athi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:31 pm

I second use of Calibre, great ebook manager and reader. Calibre also can convert ebook from one format to another. I use Calibre to convert Kindle to epub for better compatibility with other ebook readers.
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by Revicam » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:44 pm

I use "PlayOnLinux".

From its 'Accessories' menu, you can select and install "Amazon Kindle".

This version of Kindle works great on my Mint 19 (Tara) netbook and syncs with my tablets and (Win) PC, so I can continue reading whenever/wherever.

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Re: Kindle reading

Post by absque fenestris » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:08 pm

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Re: Kindle reading

Post by blueocean » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:15 pm

I read mine using Chromium Browser. It will work on any browser. Go here after logging into your Amazon account: https://read.amazon.com/
You can set up to read offline, but I've not used that. Just click the book and read. Mine sometimes doesn't sync with my kindle reader, but mostly does. I usually jot the chapter number down so I can pick up where I left off.
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by Revicam » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 am

That report was published quite some time ago.

A quick Kindle search brings up many Orwell books, with prices ranging from a couple of $'s to $20 or so.

I buy "real" books from a bookshop, but I don't buy eBooks, as there are many "free" ebook sites (including Kindle) out there. Too many sites for me to get through, I should think.

Peter - :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kindle reading

Post by AndyMH » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:10 am

I read mine using Chromium Browser.
Thank you for that, I've learnt something :)
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by absque fenestris » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:48 pm

Revicam wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 am
That report was published quite some time ago.
A quick Kindle search brings up many Orwell books, with prices ranging from a couple of $'s to $20 or so.
I buy "real" books from a bookshop, but I don't buy eBooks, as there are many "free" ebook sites (including Kindle) out there. Too many sites for me to get through, I should think.
Peter - :lol: :lol:
Yes! the contribution was intended as a memory - as a bookmark, so to speak.
The basic rights regarding DRM-secured works have not changed since then. The whole thing might be sold a little more subtly.

A paper book, possibly even a bound and sewn book, is mine: I can burn it, give it away, resell it and read it a hundred times without AI-evaluation... at least my one single copy (exactly like a vinyl record).
> What I'm not allowed to do: Put copies into commercial circulation.

Who owns DRM-protected works? I only know that they certainly do not belong to me - even as my single copy...
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by Revicam » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:34 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:48 pm

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A paper book, possibly even a bound and sewn book, is mine: I can burn it, give it away, resell it and read it a hundred times without AI-evaluation... at least my one single copy (exactly like a vinyl record).

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And it doesn't have a screen which breaks after it hits the floor when you fall asleep reading either :D :D :D :D

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Re: Kindle reading

Post by absque fenestris » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:05 pm

The analog aspect is now emerging (device independence... readability and understanding of the same...) and may be a joke number for the time being.
If there will be a more or less cultivated humanity in the future, it will be a serious area of study.

I don't know if I will be able to :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: should insert.
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by kyphi » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm

The question Alvin asked was answered by the first responder, gittiest personITW who suggested Calibre. I would second that; Calibre can not only change ebook formats but also provides an ebook reader. The current version of Calibre (directly from Calibre) is version 4.1.

The comments made later point to the fact that Kindle is a proprietary device from Amazon who control what you do with the device you think you own - much like Microsoft products. Amazon can delete books that you have downloaded and paid for without asking you. It will also collect data on your reading habits (that is called market research). You may have paid for your Kindle ebook Reader but you do not own it.

There are other ebook readers available, using the more widely used epub format, that are not as intrusive (or can be brought to heel).
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Re: Kindle reading

Post by blueocean » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:30 pm

kyphi wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm
The question Alvin asked was answered by the first responder, gittiest personITW who suggested Calibre. I would second that; Calibre can not only change ebook formats but also provides an ebook reader. The current version of Calibre (directly from Calibre) is version 4.1.

The comments made later point to the fact that Kindle is a proprietary device from Amazon who control what you do with the device you think you own - much like Microsoft products. Amazon can delete books that you have downloaded and paid for without asking you. It will also collect data on your reading habits (that is called market research). You may have paid for your Kindle ebook Reader but you do not own it.

There are other ebook readers available, using the more widely used epub format, that are not as intrusive (or can be brought to heel).
I've been with Kindle Priime for years and never had one problem. I love my new white reader. $10 a year for virtually unlimited books to read.
To mark this issue solved, go to your original 1st post and click the edit pencil and add [Solved] at the beginning of the title and click Submit.

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