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Re: [opensuse] Re: Ereaders - Was: Clinging to Microsoft
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:00:01 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1112311541230.12683@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Sunday, 2011-12-11 at 12:03 -0800, John Andersen wrote:

On 12/10/2011 7:20 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
3) My Kobo ebook will only update from Windows. There is an experimental Ubuntu
software, so I may be forced to install Ubuntu on
another partition or a VM. The devs said they do not intend to support more
than one distro, and the chose Ubuntu.

Are you talking about a software update to the Kobo, or just putting books on


For the latter, Calibre is the way to go.

I don't think so. I don't get to download any .epub file. I pay, then the file can be downloaded directly via wifi to the kobo, but this feature does not work with a hidden wifi network like mine. Or it downloads to the windows software they have, and not as a single file, but a lot of random named files. And this can be synced to the kobo via usb.

If I got a single epub file, I think I could simply copy it via usb to the directory, as it mounts in Linux. But it is not like that, the book has to be downloaded by their software from the shop.

For the Former, its probably like most readers, gets a few updates when new
then, it is frozen and never gets another. I've used VMwarePlayer for that
on my nook, but my nook is first edition, and will probably never see another

Currently, they are still doing upgrades on the kobo.

Actually, there is a (beta?) linux softaware for it, but it can only be installed in Ubuntu and have no plans for other distros.
Any interest in Kobo Desktop for Linux?
Properly releasing Kobo Desktop for Fedora

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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