|12-05-2008, 12:51 PM||#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, 06:03 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, 02:29 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Device: PRS-500/505/700, Kindle, Cybook Gen3, Words Gear
|12-07-2008, 04:51 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3, Kobo Glo HD
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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