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Old 09-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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I am about to take the plunge and buy a Pocket Pro. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my computers. Should I envisage any problems transferring material across to the EZreader.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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If you can use card reades (SD/SDHC) in Ubuntu you can use that method to transfer files, i dont know if it would work on USB mode.
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Thumbs up Ubuntu rules

The EZReader case even matches the Jaunty default desktop.

Actually, I have had Less trouble transfering files the Ubuntu way.
Be absolutly sure to Unmount both volumes (counts the SD card) before detaching the cable.
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Thanks for info. I had no problem "drag and drop" to Kindle so I thought this would also work.
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If you are going to be buying DRMd EPub or PDF, you may have a problem. I recall reading that ADE only runs on Windows and Apple; I may be wrong.
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If you are going to be buying DRMd EPub or PDF, you may have a problem. I recall reading that ADE only runs on Windows and Apple; I may be wrong.
Anyone know if it will run under Wine on Linux (Ubuntu)?
Another reason to buy Baen Webscriptions , No DRM.
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If you are going to be buying DRMd EPub or PDF, you may have a problem. I recall reading that ADE only runs on Windows and Apple; I may be wrong.
sounds like it's not necessarily simple. Here's a link to someone's experiences that may be applicable...

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This is actually better than I expected. What I had seen previously is that you need a Windows or Mac PC to authorize the EZ Reader for Adobe, but this post seems to be providing an alternative even for that step.

You also need Desktop ADE to download Adobe PDF/EPub ebooks, but Wine+ADE seems to work for that. Once you have them on your Linux PC, just copy them over via USB (there is no need to use desktop ADE for this step).
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I am about to take the plunge and buy a Pocket Pro. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my computers. Should I envisage any problems transferring material across to the EZreader.
Calibre works great on Ubuntu and Ubuntu clones - lime my favourite Mint Linux
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Anyone know if it will run under Wine on Linux (Ubuntu)?
According to the Wine Application Database ADE works under Wine. If you cant get it working there you could always run it in a virtual machine (for instance VMware).
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #11
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According to the Wine Application Database ADE works under Wine. If you cant get it working there you could always run it in a virtual machine (for instance VMware).
though for that you would have to buy a windows license, and I think it is one of the last things you would like to do if you exclusively use linux
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