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    Exclamation .pdb in linux

    Ok, so im trying to read a free book by from and i cant find an app to use for there odd file formate.

    I would use there program, but it doesn't seem to work in linux.

    Does anyone know a program for .pdb? that works with linux... one for ubuntu would make my life even easyer

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    The pdb format is a Palm book format that is usually DRM encumbered and is only handled properly by software called EReader ( FAQ). They have versions for various mobile devices, Windows, and OSX (Apple). That said, if the book is not DRM-encumbered then the Linux FBReader software might be able to render it. I've had good luck with .prc files, so it might work with non-DRM'd .pdb ones.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Linux Engineer b2bwild's Avatar
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    Well, there is a Way..actually 2 Ways
    Get a Firefox 1.5.0.X
    Here --> Download Mozilla Firefox for Linux - The Mozilla Firefox is a Mozilla-based browser. - Softpedia
    Then get a eReader Addon (its for old release Release - So you will need a account on firefox addon - register its free.) then click - Ignore version check.
    get addon -->

    Or Use Wine. eReader works under Wine. (though entry is blank on appdb, i will update it.)
    Have a look.

    EDIT: Sry, too big image for forum, Switched to thumbnail

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