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Old 11-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Dowload Just Calibre w/o any addons

New guy here with trouble downloading a clean Calibre program.

Where can I download Calibre without all the special but annoying addons?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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New guy here with trouble downloading a clean Calibre program.

Where can I download Calibre without all the special but annoying addons?
No way to run Calibre without Windows
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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All official versions of calibre are just that; no more; no less.. Go to http://calibre-ebook.com/download
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #4
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New guy here with trouble downloading a clean Calibre program.

Where can I download Calibre without all the special but annoying addons?
dumolebob,

If you're downloading from the official site (the link PeterT gave you) then there are no 'special' addons - what you get, is what you need to get going.

1. Calibre uses a 'plug-in architecture' - the baseline product includes the plug-ins that Kovid considers necessary to make Calibre 'work'. You could remove any plug-ins that you think superfluous - but usual caveats - be it on your own head if Calibre breaks.

2. Calibre uses the Python language and libraries, this is where Calibre gets its ability to run on most variants of the OS/X. Unix and Windows. Each Python application, I run at 4 of them, 'contains' is own copy of the Python run time system and libraries, hence each is self contained, this reduces the chance they'll interfere with one another because different applications require different Python versions.

I hope this helps

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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Whenever I see a post like this I think the person is not looking carefully enough at the download link they are clicking on, and instead are being fooled into downloading something else via an advertisement placed on the same page.

Define what you consider an "annoying addon"? The official calibre download does not install any malware, toolbars, or other "crap" that you will inevitably get if you just blindly accept a link from an advertisement.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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KJiwidude, you are correct there are several items one can check off of during the DL process! I didn't read the fine print and ended up with a unwanted tool bar or so.!

Otherwise, I do love CALIBRE and have several hundred books in my library. What a great tool it is. I hope many people will take time to make a contribution to the authors as they sure have done a super job!

Thanks to you all for responding to my question!
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KJiwidude, you are correct there are several items one can check off of during the DL process! I didn't read the fine print and ended up with a unwanted tool bar or so.!

Otherwise, I do love CALIBRE and have several hundred books in my library. What a great tool it is. I hope many people will take time to make a contribution to the authors as they sure have done a super job!

Thanks to you all for responding to my question!
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The official calibre download has NO options (other than version).
No toolbars, no frisbies. Just Calibre Win, Win 64, MAC, Linux and portable
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The official calibre download has NO options (other than version).
No toolbars, no frisbies. Just Calibre Win, Win 64, MAC, Linux and portable
I don't know... I'm thinking I might like a frisbee with my download! Would it be a calibre frisbee?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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KJiwidude, you are correct there are several items one can check off of during the DL process! I didn't read the fine print and ended up with a unwanted tool bar or so.!
If you're seeing options then you are not downloading from an approved source. Here are the primary and secondary download locations.
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If you're seeing options then you are not downloading from an approved source. Here are the primary and secondary download locations.
What constitutes an 'approved source'. You can download calibre from CNET - http://download.cnet.com/Calibre/300...-10910277.html.

If you click the Jolly Big Green Button you'll get the download via their ad supported installer - which is where the extras will come from.

If you click the Direct Download Link link you get what looks to be a normal calibre-0.9.10.msi file.

I suspect CNET is not the only such download site at which Calibre is available.

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:20 AM   #11
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What constitutes an 'approved source'. You can download calibre from CNET - http://download.cnet.com/Calibre/300...-10910277.html.
While I have no doubt you can download calibre from a bunch of similar reputable download sites there are only two sources for downloading calibre pointed to by the developer on calibre's download page. One source is calibre's site itself and the alternate source is Sourceforge. Any other source than these two sites and you might run into any kind of spam or worse on download.

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