Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego (California)
    Posts
    475

    Default Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    I've been searching for Kindle applications for Linux and I can only find one that relies on Wine (which I absolutely hate). Does anybody know whether there's any application out there that allows to view kindle formats without relying on Wine?
    Many thanks in advance for any suggestion!
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Earth - Denmark
    Posts
    10,730

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    On 07/19/2011 07:36 PM, G0NZ0 wrote:
    >
    > Many thanks in advance for any suggestion!


    have you asked the Kindle folks when they plan to provide a . . .

    or, suggest you are standing by with a smile wishing to beta test for
    them...and, i just bet if they try they will find some linux devs
    willing to help them...

    --
    DD
    Caveat-Hardware-Software
    openSUSE®, the "German Engineered Automobiles" of operating systems!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego (California)
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    I checked on amazon (which provides kindle app for every darn OS except Linux) and they do not have any form to send comments specifically about that. The only thing would be trying to contact the customer service, i will try that. It makes absolutely no sense to provide the kindle app for OSs like blackberry phones and not for linux...
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Earth - Denmark
    Posts
    10,730

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    On 07/19/2011 08:36 PM, G0NZ0 wrote:
    >
    > The only thing would be trying to contact the customer
    > service


    have you been here http://www.google.com/search?q=kindle+for+linux

    --
    DD
    Caveat-Hardware-Software
    openSUSE®, the "German Engineered Automobiles" of operating systems!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego (California)
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 07/19/2011 08:36 PM, G0NZ0 wrote:[color=blue]

    have you been here kindle for linux - Google Search
    OF COURSE I have! I have been around long enough to know how to use google, in fact. From those results I found the Wine-based kindle app mentioned earlier (which also seems to cause problems, as there are several threads of people in different distros that cannot get it to work).
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,376

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    Have you tried Calibre? It looks like it has support for Kindle.

    calibre - About

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego (California)
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    Yes, I have it installed. It can successfully convert in seconds many formats that kindle also support (such as epub) but it does not seem to be able to successfully convert the proprietary amazon kindle format .AZW (it cannot whenever the files are DRM protected)
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,376

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by G0NZ0 View Post
    Yes, I have it installed. It can successfully convert in seconds many formats that kindle also support (such as epub) but it does not seem to be able to successfully convert the proprietary amazon kindle format .AZW (it cannot whenever the files are DRM protected)
    I don't know that any open source app will be able to handle DRM as you're describing. It's pretty restrictive and would require a special license.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Diego (California)
    Posts
    475

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    Yeah. I guess it's Amazon that has to release their reader in the Linux version too (I still can't figure why they have not done yet while they have any other OS). :-/
    Many thanks for the replies, I appreciate.
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    25,547

    Default Re: Any Kindle for Linux without Wine?

    On 2011-07-20 00:26, G0NZ0 wrote:
    >
    > Yeah. I guess it's Amazon that has to release their reader in the Linux
    > version too (I still can't figure why they have not done yet while they
    > have any other OS). :-/


    I wonder if they need DRM support in the operating system.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •