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Old 10-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Kindle for Linux

I have Kindle PC on my Windows notebook computer which lets me download and read Kindle e-books on the notebook. Is there an equivalent app for Linux so I can do the same with my Linux notebook?

If not, is it possible to run Kindle PC under Wine? I haven't had great success in learning to use Wine. For example, I tried to install Winamp, but wasn't successful.

I'm not very experienced in Linux, so I'm not interested in anything that takes a lot of knowledge/skill, especially command line. I'm running Mint - Feisty, I think, but not sure and not sure how to find out. I switched from Kubuntu to Mint because it claims to be more suited to someone like myself who just wants to be a user, on an alternate OS to Windows.

Old 10-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Sorry...ignore post.

I found in digging around my Mint installation that PlayOnLinux is installed and that I can install the Kindle app through it. Just did it but not yet tested, but it opens with no errors.

Didn't expect to find PlayOnLinux in the GAMES group!

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Will Calibre work?
Old 10-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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The Kindle Cloud Reader works:
although it has limitations.

For using Wine:

The stupid thing is that the Kindle device is actually running Linux!
Old 10-09-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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I've seen recommendations for both Calibre and the Cloud Reader. The fact is that I installed Kindle PC by way of PlayOnLinux/Wine and it works great. It is critical that I can download so I can read without an Internet connection.

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Came across a download-book was interested in looking at, so tried Calibre soon found myself enjoying reading books again :-)


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