|12-05-2008, 11:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Run Sony 505 software from memory stick?
We are traveling with a linux based computer (I'm really rethinking that choice at the moment), and have two new sony ebook 505s that we were planning on using for reading material. I understand that I can't download from the sony store on a linux machine, but I also just found out that I can't check e-books out from my public library to read on the 505 unless I am running the sony software.
My question is: can I download the sony software to a memory stick, plug said memory stick into a machine running windows in an internet cafe, and get books that way?
|12-05-2008, 05:03 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Calibre runs just fine under linux. There are tons of free book sources out there, and paid-for book sources other than the Sony store. Given the DRM and authorization process, not to mention that you need to run an installer, I would say your plan will only work in an internet cafe where visitor PCs run with local admin rights. Which would be terminally stupid of them.
|12-07-2008, 01:29 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Device: PRS-500/505/700, Kindle, Cybook Gen3, Words Gear
|12-07-2008, 03:51 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Voyage
If you stay with the Linux netbook, your best bet might be to buy MOBI or eReader ebooks and strip their DRM because these formats only require a web browser to buy (MOBI needs a PID, e.g. from a Windows PC, but can then be downloaded to any computer). Once DRM-free, Calibre can format shift the ebooks for the Sony.
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