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    Default Solutions for Adobe Digital Editions DRM

    I hate Adobe and their DRM. It is cumbersome, evasive, limited, and outright bad practice. I will avoid it as much as I can, but it does seem like impossible.Though the majority of E-books purchased in EPUB are using the DRM from Adobe (can't find an E-bookstore that doesn't).

    Since Adobe only has this software for Windows, Mac and Android, what is the best/easiest way to transfer books to an eReader?
    I was thinking of getting my self a Kobo Aura One eReader. Though it has Kobo bookstore and OverDrive bookstore they do not sell books in my country.

    What are the solutions for Adobe Digital Editions DRM on Linux?
    1) Perhaps running Adobe Digital Editions in Wine is the way to go.
    2) Perhaps stripping away the DRM before transferring the book. Though probably not allowed.

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    Default Re: Solutions for Adobe Digital Editions DRM

    If you like SiFi type books Bean books as DRM free in several ereader formats

    http://www.baen.com/

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    On Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:36:01 +0000, DJViking wrote:

    > 1) Perhaps running Adobe Digital Editions in Wine is the way to go.


    That is probably one of a few legal options. WINE or a VM. ISTR that an
    older version of ADE runs in WINE.

    >2)
    > Perhaps stripping away the DRM before transferring the book. Though
    > probably not allowed.


    Depending on your jurisdiction, that may not be a legal option, and not
    one we can discuss here.

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    Default Re: Solutions for Adobe Digital Editions DRM

    I see nothing wrong in discussing stripping the Adobe DRM from e-books, as long as one does not enable such with links to tools and instructions how to, and I never asked for such.

    I guess I am not the only one who is frustrated by Adobe's inability and lack of interest in supporting Linux. Strange considering they have renewed their effort into supporting Flash on Linux.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    If you like SiFi type books Bean books as DRM free in several ereader formats
    http://www.baen.com/
    Could not find a single known author on that site (known to me at least). Though I am not that updated into the field of Science Fiction books.
    http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-li...ion-authors-v1

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    I admit to being pretty lazy about ebooks. I just get everything from Amazon and read it in the Kindle app on my devices, which works fine. On my laptop I use the Cloud Reader, which also works fine.

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    Default Re: Solutions for Adobe Digital Editions DRM

    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    I see nothing wrong in discussing stripping the Adobe DRM from e-books, as long as one does not enable such with links to tools and instructions how to, and I never asked for such.
    But people could be lured into doing that. And a warning is not bad.
    Henk van Velden

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    On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:36:01 +0000, DJViking wrote:

    > I see nothing wrong in discussing stripping the Adobe DRM from e-books,
    > as long as one does not enable such with links to tools and instructions
    > how to, and I never asked for such.


    As these forums are hosted in the US, it's a liability issue - but yes, I
    acknowledge you didn't ask for tools or how to do it. That's the
    discussion we wish to avoid here.

    > I guess I am not the only one who is frustrated by Adobe's inability and
    > lack of interest in supporting Linux. Strange considering they have
    > renewed their effort into supporting Flash on Linux.


    Nope, you're not the only one frustrated with that. What's more, it's
    odd to me that they're now interested again in supporting Flash on Linux
    when the major browsers have decided to drop support completely. At
    work, we use BrightCove for video hosting, and they've announced they
    will no longer support Flash in their players, with full support turned
    off the end of this year.

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