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Old 07-03-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hello from a Linux user

I am a 62 year old linux user from northeast Ohio. Sometime within the next 6 months I hope to purchase and ereader that is compatible with linux. Currently I am reading a Laurie King mystery on a laptop using FBreader. Hopefully someone will make purchasing (not leasing) ebooks easily available with linux.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hello tseckler and welcome to MobileRead. Great to see you with us here. A good place to start would be here in the "Which one" forum.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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welcome to mobileread - funny that, many ereaders use linux .....


what problems are you referring to by the sentence "Hopefully someone will make purchasing (not leasing) ebooks easily available with linux. "
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:45 PM   #6
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welcome to mobileread - funny that, many ereaders use linux .....


what problems are you referring to by the sentence "Hopefully someone will make purchasing (not leasing) ebooks easily available with linux. "
DRM, most likley.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:51 PM   #7
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:09 AM   #8
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DRM, most likley.

last I saw DRM didn't stop the purchase of a book - whilst geo-restrictions do - me thinks it may be something else, but until we are told we shall live in ignorance....
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