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Old 05-28-2010, 11:55 AM   #61
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Our application is built to be cross-platform, so adding linux isn't much more than a recompile.

The firmware changes are definitely in progress. We see all your comments and they are actively influencing our prioritization.
Hello JCKobo:

I am very interested in the 32-bit Linux port/prototype; I run Ubuntu 8.04.

One question though: I have paired my ereader with a laptop running 32 bit XP; am I stuck with this pairing? If the Linux port is available and I need to reset the device to defaults/wipe clean to eliminate the Windows connection I am fine with that.

I can be reached at scar156@gmail.com, and thank you for your efforts.

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Old 05-28-2010, 07:03 PM   #62
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@fthursby - The copy he sent me required the latest 10.04 Ubuntu, so you will probably have to do a couple of updates. It was the C-library that was required, so I doubt you could get a partial update to work.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:23 PM   #63
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Tried sending a PM but nothing appeared in my sent items - do you have to post in the forums before you can PM? I guess I'll find out soon...

Sorry if I'm spamming you JC - I've sent it a couple times now and it doesn't look like anything is happening.

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Old 05-29-2010, 11:49 PM   #64
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Tried sending a PM but nothing appeared in my sent items - do you have to post in the forums before you can PM? I guess I'll find out soon...

Sorry if I'm spamming you JC - I've sent it a couple times now and it doesn't look like anything is happening.
Yep, I am waiting for a reply too. The first pm I sent didn't appear in my sent box. Then I noticed that you actually have to choose this option before sending the PM. Then it is saved.

It would be great if someone who has already received the file posted it here or rapidshare etc so we could d/l it.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #65
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SameerH just sent me a link to the .deb. Since my desktop is Fedora, I've not yet installed it.

Could someone explain how the relevant DRM systems work with the Kobo? Are books from Kobo tied to the reader or the desktop or something else? Are they using the Adobe DRM, or something else? I know that the Kobo reader supports the Adobe DRM; is that DRM tied to the reader or the desktop or something else?

Is there a way of migrating DRMed books?

One reason I ask is that if I do an experimental installation of the Kobo Desktop for Linux, I'd hope that I would not lose anything when I blew it away again or installed it on another machine.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:15 PM   #66
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SameerH just sent me a link to the .deb. Since my desktop is Fedora, I've not yet installed it.
Could you please send me the link or post it here?
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:23 PM   #67
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Could you please send me the link or post it here?
Sorry, I'm not authorized to do that.

I posted so that you know that SameerH is doing what he offered.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:24 AM   #68
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Can anybody confirm that the Linux version of the Kobo Desktop will allow you to synch with the Kobo device? This would be a killer feature for me.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:48 AM   #69
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Sent a PM, thanks, and well done
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:53 AM   #70
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It's nice to see that finally, Linux may have access to commercial ebooks! I have a Sony PRS-600 and was considering buying a Kobo Reader for my daughter (played with it in a Chapters store, I really like it, especially the black flavour).

I'd definitely buy ebooks if I could, but there is no way I am installing Windows or MacOS on any of my systems. BTW, I upgraded 3 of our machines to Ubuntu 10.04, it really makes a great desktop system, my 10 year old daughter loves it
wine + Adobe digital editions work fine. You download the book using Linux/Firefox from the Kobo store, and Firefox launches Adobe DE and the book goes straight in.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:48 AM   #71
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Whoever is interested can send me a PM and I'll reply with a link.
They said, a month ago, they would give the link a broader exposure once they've heard back from a few beta testers, but never did... I am tempted to put the link up.

I'll ask.

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Old 06-07-2010, 10:22 PM   #72
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Is there a version that works with Netbooks - EasyPeasy 1.5 or NBR.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #73
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Is there a version that works with Netbooks - EasyPeasy 1.5 or NBR.
If the NBR is Ubuntu 10.04, then it should work. That's what I run on my EEE PC 700 and Kobo works just fine.

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Old 06-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #74
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Humm... I'd like to get a copy of this but apparently it seems like I need to have posted something on the forum before I can PM people. So here is my token post. In case my PM requests fail and someone happens to have a link to the software and sees this please PM me.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:06 PM   #75
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I still can not send a private message
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is there any news on the Linux software ?

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