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Old 01-30-2013, 10:36 AM   #16
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Yes, I am using Arch Linux exclusively and Kindle is very friendly (normal for a Linux device). I recommend Calibre, which sends books to your device in one click, and as already mentioned, the plugins that allow you to indefinitely backup the books you legally purchased work natively (as they are python scripts if I remember correctly).
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One caveat about using the Kindle under Linux:
Don't install Calibre through the regular package management.

The distributions typically bundle 'version-stabilised' (i.e. obsolete) revisions. (Fedora 18, which was released last week, comes with 0.9.6, which is almost three months old.)

Calibre is developing at a rapid pace, and the distributions can't keep up.
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One caveat about using the Kindle under Linux:
Don't install Calibre through the regular package management.
Well, depends on your distribution. Arch linux is a rolling release, Calibre is always up-to-date. If you use Debian stable on the other hand, you know you are using frozen versions.
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