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Hi folks, Debian Etch I have free .exe ebook download on Oracle website. On googling I found many recommendation; Treepad Professional Linux Freeware Downloads: ! TreePad Lite For Linux, Exe-eBook ...
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    reading ebook package


    Hi folks,


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    I have free .exe ebook download on Oracle website. On googling I found many recommendation;

    Treepad Professional Linux Freeware Downloads: ! TreePad Lite For Linux, Exe-eBook Creator, Blue TreePad Manager, ...


    Please advise which of them shall I download on repo for my use. TIA


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    I didn't see any simple ebook readers there. Check out this link for a java-based mobipocket reader that will let your read your DRM'd ebooks from Amazon (Kindle books), etc.

    Cross Platform Mobipocket Reader Hack - Projects

    It looks like it might be easy to set up and run. I'm going to try it out since I have hundreds of titles that I read on my Palm using Mobpocket.

    Later: Well, it seems that the source code is no longer accessible. I'm still looking and will post back here when I find it.
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    I think that okular can read them, at least the lastest version. I haven't eBooks myself to try though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Well, it seems that the source code is no longer accessible. I'm still looking and will post back here when I find it.
    I found one application that handles mobipocket (and kindle) files OK, though I don't think it deals with DRM'd books (I don't have any, so I cannot check). That is FBReader. It is an ebook reader for Android, though they have a desktop linux version also. Download from: FBReader: Download
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    Quote Originally Posted by i92guboj View Post
    I think that okular can read them, at least the lastest version. I haven't eBooks myself to try though.
    Hi i92guboj,

    Thanks for your advice.

    Whether you meant;
    Okular - more than a reader
    ???

    TIA


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    I found one application that handles mobipocket (and kindle) files OK, though I don't think it deals with DRM'd books (I don't have any, so I cannot check). That is FBReader. It is an ebook reader for Android, though they have a desktop linux version also. Download from: FBReader: Download
    Hi Rubberman,

    Thanks for your advice.

    Whether you meant following page;
    FBReader: Debian/Ubuntu packages
    ???

    TIA

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    Yes. I meant the so-called kde4 pdf reader, which can view many formats and works outside kde4 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i92guboj View Post
    I think that okular can read them, at least the lastest version. I haven't eBooks myself to try though.
    Unfortunately, okular requires KDE4, and my CentOS system runs 3.5.4. I'm also not ready to move to KDE4.x, otherwise I'd certainly try it. In any case, FBReader seems to be working OK. The latest version is available for RedHat-based systems via yum on the rpmforge mirrors. It does have some issues, and I'm not too thrilled with the UI, but at least I can read all my mobi books on my Linux desktop instead of Windows or my Palm TX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i92guboj View Post
    I think that okular can read them, at least the lastest version. I haven't eBooks myself to try though.
    If you are into SciFi, check out the Baen website at Baen Books Science Fiction & Fantasy - Home Page - they have a free library with a ton of great (free) books by top-drawer authors like Niven, Pournelle, Saberhagen, and Andre Norton. You can download them in a wide variety of formats including HTML, mobi/kindle, Sony, RTF.
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    Thank you for sharing that linky

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