just brew it! wrote:
Anyone else here read eBooks on their Linux systems?
I don't currently own a Kindle or Nook, but I've got enough clutter that eBooks are an increasingly attractive option. Fortunately, O'Reilly has most of their stuff available in PDF format which solves the issue as far as programming texts are concerned. But for everything else... what are my options (outside of acquiring a reader)?
I see the Open Source "calibre" package mentioned a lot; any one here used it? I suppose I can always fall back on the Kindle Cloud Reader, which should work on any system with a web browser and an Internet connection, right? I'd rather not spend money on a dedicated device (at least not yet).
I've got a Kindle Fire and an iPad, so I tend to use either Kindle Reader on those, or Acrobat for PDFs. Calibre is a rather neat piece of software, but it has loads of options that can be a little intimidating. I'd say give it a shot, or at worst, just use it convert anything to .mobi format and read it with the Kindle app.