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[News] Linux-powered Kindle Gets Good Reviews, Should Drop the Shackles

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Kindle's Feeling Reviewers' Love

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| As Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) ships the second version of its popular e-reader 
| Kindle, the reviews flowing in so far are waxing warm and fuzzy about device 
| enhancements -- even though they are nearly silent on price.  


Amazon's E-Book Strategy Re-Kindles Debate on Open Standards

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| In addition to various DRM arrangements and licensing, many other proprietary 
| e-book formats are out on the market, like eReader. Many are pushing some 
| open formats, such as the International Digital Publishing Forum's ePub to 
| become a universal standard in the industry.   


5 Reasons Why I Bought a Kindle 2

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| Until the release of this version of the Kindle, I hadn't been particularly 
| interested in buying one. Frankly, I thought the first Kindle was ugly and a 
| rather stupid idea. I chuckled and snorted with derision when Amazon first 
| announced it, sure that it would be just another e-book bomb like so many 
| before it. But oddly enough, the Kindle turned out to be a reasonable success 
| with around 500,000 estimated sales last year.     



Stephen King pens Kindle2 exclusive

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| AMAZON IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE the arrival of the new version of its Kindle
| electronic book reader today, and the Wall Street Journal is reporting that
| the internet trader has added a bit of clout to the launch by persuading pulp
| horror author Stephen King to write a new book which will (for the time being
| at least) be available exclusively on the Kindle 2.


Amazon unveils Kindle 2.0

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| The worst kept secret in literary history has finally been officially
| confirmed by Amazon: the existence of its Kindle 2.



Mobipocket books on Kindle

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| We've known for some time already that Amazon's AZW files are actually Mobi
| files, but Amazon didn't share Kindle's Mobi PID which would allow one to buy
| encrypted Mobi books for Kindle.  
| Well, I've discovered the algorithm used to generate the PID and was able to
| use it on Fictionwise, but there was another catch. AZW files have a flag set
| in the DRM info which is not present in books bought from other vendors.
| After fixing that, I could read the book on Kindle.  


Don't let DRM get between you and a good book

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| Amazon Kindle (Swindle), Sony Reader (Sh-reader), and others are all
| competing to control how, what, and when we can read with their competing
| Digital Restrictions Management technologies. Let's let them know that we
| won't buy their ebook readers until they get rid of the DRM!  


The Kindle Swindle

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| It seems that Amazon only cares to oppose DRM when they can profit from it,
| such as when they advertise their MP3's as "Play Anywhere, DRM-Free
| Downloads." The same is not true for Kindle ebooks. Perhaps if they were
| honest they would advertise their ebooks as "Play Only Here, DRM-Laden Kindle
| Ebooks."    

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