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Old 08-10-2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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Um, sorry - Geo restrictions are a *much* bigger deal, since they effect pretty much everyone who buys e-books.
I agree, but I brought operating system issues to the attention of the ebook reading comunity because they are less known, but are very annoying for a non negligible number of users -- and yet another lost opportunity for publishers and bookshops.

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I'm sorry you're having trouble, but complaining because of Linux 'discrimination' is a little, well, whiny.
Whiny? Absolutely. This is a major source of frustration. In this case I think using "discrimination" is more appropriate because it excludes a whole class of users, while a restriction applies only to some.

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Lots of software won't work with it - it's a niche product, but you knew that when you installed it, right?
Yes, I did know. My decision to use it is an acceptable tradeoff, not an optimal solution.

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I'm sure some other Linux users here will help you if you ask.
I did find valuable information in the MR archive, but it's what I referred to as "jumping through hops" in my original post. Given all this, my currently preferred option is to not buy DRM ebooks.
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