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Old 10-07-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Suspicious "eBook Library" software?

Suspicious "eBook Library" software?

I have just bought a Sony Reader and like it.
However, I am deeply suspicious about the "eBook Library" software that comes with it ...
and I'm definitely not going to install it until I consult the experts in this forum.

One thing that stopped me in my tracks was some weird statements in the Quick Start
Guide.

The System Requirements include the words:

"This software is not supported by the following environments:

-Personally built computer or operating system
-Upgraded manufacturer-installed operating system
-Multi-boot environment"

What on earth is all that about?
Why wouldn't those things be supported?
Many people I know build their own computers!
It's a perfectly normal thing to do!
And multi-booting is quite normal and common.

The more I ponder the possible meanings and implications the more confused I become!

How would the software know whether I built or bought my computer?
Why would it want to know?
What would it do as a result of knowing?

Can anyone bring any computing knowledge to bear on this?
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
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One thing that stopped me in my tracks was some weird statements in the Quick Start
Guide.

Can anyone bring any computing knowledge to bear on this?
I'm guessing it is just typical CYA (cover your a**) stuff. You'll have to install it if you want to buy ebooks from the Sony store. If you don't want to then don't install the software. You can move files to it using Windows Explorer / Finder just fine.

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Old 10-07-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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But you cannot create collections using Internet Explorer.
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I strongly suspect it's so Sony can turn around and say "no wonder you're having problems, your PC doesn't match the system requirements, therefore we're not going to help you unless you pay us far too much money".

Maybe I should have said cynically instead of strongly

I can confirm that the software does not appear to have any issues with being installed on a vm (VMWare's Fusion) on a Mac...
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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But you cannot create collections using Internet Explorer.
Won't Calibre create collecitons?

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The System Requirements include the words:

"This software is not supported by the following environments:

-Personally built computer or operating system
All I can tell you is that my computer is a personally built system (well, actually built by the local computer store) and there is no problem with it and the Sony software. I see no reason not to install it.
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I haven't even put the cd in my drive, I've just been using calibre as I'd already been using it for my 500
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Won't Calibre create collecitons?

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One thing no other software will do is to prepaginate the LRF/LRX content as it is moved to the reader. This save a bit of battery and a bit of time as you don't have to have the reader do this every time you first open a book or change the font size.
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