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[News] Linux is Everywhere in eBooks (Apple and Microsoft Nowhere)

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Linux dominates in Amazon Kindle competitors

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| Linux runs on the first e-book reader released this year ... and on the 
| second ... and the third. 
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http://apcmag.com/2009s-first-e-book-reader-runs-on-linux.htm


Recent:

Ultra-light ebook reader runs Linux

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| PDF software company Foxit is readying an electronic book reader that weighs
| 6.4 ounces, measures 0.4 inches thick, and runs Linux. The Foxit eSlick
| offers E Ink's low-power electronic-paper display, ships with an MP3 player,
| and sells for $100 less than an Amazon Kindle.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8442724020.html


New eBook Reader Undercuts Kindle, Sony Reader Prices

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| Available in black, gray, or white, the device will have 128MB of internal
| memory, plus USB and an SD Card slot (it'll come with a 2GB card, too).
| Because its screen draws very little power, battery life should be extremely
| long; Foxit says it'll go for 8,000 page turns between recharges; it
| recharges via either USB or an included AC adapter. It uses an embedded Linux
| operating system, too.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/155746/new_ebook_reader_undercuts_kindle_sony_reader_prices.html


10 Linux-powered E-book Readers

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| Linux just keeps popping up on many of the popular gadgets that are hogging
| the limelight nowadays. Some are quite conspicuous about it, like the Android
| phone that is being developed by a group that makes it very obvious, calling
| themselves the Open Handset Alliance. However, there are some that don't
| flaunt Linux around, like the Amazon Kindle. Not that they have to, but well,
| allow me to do it for them here anyway.
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http://www.junauza.com/2008/11/10-linux-powered-e-book-readers.html


Linux Journal Live - eBook Readers and DRM

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| The November 13, 2008 edition of Linux Journal Live! Shawn Powers and special
| guest, Linux Journal Author Daniel Bartholomew, talk e-book readers and
| Daniel's Kindle, DRM, and other goodness.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/video/linux-journal-live-ebook-readers-and-drm


How Linux (and Ebooks) will save the publishing world!

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| Linux can also help these publications in the server department, on desktops,
| PDA's, mobile devices, cameras, and a wide range of other things.  It'll be
| everywhere, helping them to adapt to this new market and make the move into
| the 21st century of technology.
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| With all these wonderful Linux powered devices standing by to help them, it's
| now up to the companies to do the right thing and make the switch.  But when
| and if they do it is another matter entirely.  Then again, if they don't,
| they'll only have themselves to blame for their failure.
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http://www.raiden.net/?cat=2&aid=526


Recent:

Amazon Kindle: A Road Warrior's Best Friend

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| I don't care if print is dead, or if it's just resting a while. What I do
| care about is getting the best, most versatile access to information when and
| where I need it. And for this, I've come to depend on my Amazon Kindle. While
| the rest of the tech world is busy kvetching over the forthcoming second-gen
| Kindle's design aesthetics and its admittedly hefty $359 price tag, I'm
| wondering only one thing: Will it make me want to upgrade?
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/blogs/bizfeed/159155/amazon_kindle_a_road_warriors_best_friend.html?tk=rss_news


You ready for Kindle 2.0?

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| The Amazon Kindle book reader appears on the verge of showing off a new
| makeover.
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=35123


Kindle Sold Out Until February

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| The Kindle has been out for a year, and has been enormously popular, so its
| vanishing makes a degree of sense. But one would figure Amazon understood the
| demand for its product and would stockpile appropriately.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/155025/kindle_sold_out.html?tk=rss_news
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