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Old 12-03-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Best one for CHM files and techbooks

Hi,

I have a huge collection of tech books in CHM and PDF format. I intent to refer them when i work in my ubuntu linux laptop. I may also use my device for reading non tech articles occasionally.

I dont really wanna service like sony Connect or amazon. I can manage by transfering stuff to my device.

Can any one suggest a best bet???

All i'm concerned is how best pdf files can be read in a reader? For chm, there should be certainly some decompiler avaialable in linux platform which will allow me to convert it in to html.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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See if FBReader will handle your CHM files on your laptop. If so, then the iLiad may be your best option. It is the most expensive, but also the largest of the E-Ink devices. However, if you have very large CHM files (5 MB or more), then they may work using FBReader on your laptop and fail using FBReader on the iLiad (because of memory constraints).

The Windows MobiPocket Reader will convert some CHM files to MOBI. These are then readable on iLiad, or Cybook or Kindle. However, you need access to a Windows machine to do the conversion. FBReader will read the MOBI file as well as the CHM file on your Linux laptop.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Wall.
Looks like FBReader runs in destops also. And they've precompiled packages for ubuntu too!
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