Originally Posted by b_k
I also own an iLiad. So far the biggest downside for me is the (bad to non-existant) power-management. And as you can see from some of my posts I am no fan of DRM.
the Sony Reader could also have the badge "Linux inside" on it. But there is one problem about adapting the device, so far there is no way of reflashing the iLiad without sending it back to the repair center and paying a 75 EUR fee.
And as everything is running as "root" on the iLiad, I wouldn't want to touch anything.
You are completely right. The non-existent power management is a problem. Although, I don't have a problem switching the device off. It will take 10 s to restart and double press the News/Books/Docs/Notes keys will bring my last read document back (I like this behaviour).
Indeed, you will have to pay for reflashing, but I didn't get a root account for my Iliad.