Originally Posted by splat
Being a Mac user, there is no Mobipocket desktop software available to me. Is there any reason / disadvantage to just copying the .prc files over to the iLiad?
Not having desktop just means you have one-time extra step of grabbing your iLiad's personal id number from the file Mobipocket_PID.txt and registering it with the website (something which the Desktop software seems to handle automatically) but after that, it should be as straightforward to simply download your purchases into the desired directory on the iLiad.
If you want to bundle your mobipocket books with a manifest.xml file and coverpage image for nicer browsing, there's some extra work but you have to do that work anyways regardless of whether you are using Desktop software as under windows, or simply copy the file as you would under MacOS.