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RVnook
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Re: Nook or Kindle

 


Doug_Pardee wrote:

DRM-free e-books are also available from any number of other e-book sellers, including B&N, and if not already in MOBI format can be converted into it for use on a Kindle. They're not a differentiator for the NOOK vs. Kindle question—the DRMed e-books are. With NOOK, we can buy DRMed e-books from almost anyone except Amazon and Apple. With Kindle, it's Amazon and nobody else.

 


This is slightly less true if you use Linux to either manage your collection or to sideload books not purchased from B&N. In that case, buying e-books from Sony is out because they require Sony's Reader Library software, which does not run in Linux or under WINE in Linux. (I don't run Windows and do not have a copy of Windows, so running it on VirtualBox or the like is not an option.) However, both Nook for PC and the Kobo for PC software seem to run just fine  under WINE, although I have yet to figure out how to download books with the Kobo software or to figure out where they are stored if/when they do download.

 

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RVnook wrote:

 

 However, both Nook for PC and the Kobo for PC software seem to run just fine  under WINE, although I have yet to figure out how to download books with the Kobo software or to figure out where they are stored if/when they do download.

 


You don't need the Kobo software to download books, you need Adobe Digital Editions.  Once you buy a book at Kobo there is a download epub now button.  Kobo downloads a .acsm file like the libraries do.  The book has to be retrieved from the server using ADE.   I buy books from Kobo all the time, they're my main source of sideloaded eBooks.

 

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bklvr896 wrote:

 


You don't need the Kobo software to download books, you need Adobe Digital Editions.  Once you buy a book at Kobo there is a download epub now button.  Kobo downloads a .acsm file like the libraries do.  The book has to be retrieved from the server using ADE.   I buy books from Kobo all the time, they're my main source of sideloaded eBooks.

 


Okay. I have not yet tried to rund ADE under Linux. I guess once I work my way through all of the free books I already have, I'll have to give that a try.

 

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I have a NookColor. I use it mostly for reading books, but I read a lot of non-fiction and technical documents which include color charts, etc. And I like the convenience of checking for info online without having to find a PC handy whilst doing that. On top of that, switch on a little Pandora w/some classical guitar, play an occasional game of chess, and I'm in heaven. To me, the Kindle has a great eInk screen, but the system is limited for my needs and it's hard to navigate outside of just reading and configuration.

 

My wife has a Kindle. She reads novels exclusively. She's always found the books she's interested in at Amazon and has a habit of buying there. She doesn't like listening to music whilst reading (although it is possible on the Kindle, with MP3's). She loves it. And the Kindle is very light and elegant. For her, the NC is a lot of additional features/complexity she doesn't require or want to deal with.

 

So we're both happy. :smileyhappy: