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[News] Amazon Unveils New Device Running Linux (Kindle2)

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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. 


Amazon Raises an E-Book Specter


It's Defective by Design though. Not Linux, the Amazon part.


Adobe Digital Editions: a Fraud!

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| I am not decided yet whose fraud is bigger: Adobe's one, or that of the
| e-book publishers who infamously market the digital content for Adobe Digital
| Editions as content for Adobe Reader?  
| [...]
| You should therefore avoid e-books from HarperCollins, and be cautious: when
| the DRM'ed contents "fine-grained rights", it's unlikely to be a PDF (even if
| marketed as "Adobe Reader"), but something worse.  



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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