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[News] Linux-powered Kindle Adds PDF Support (No DRM)

  • Subject: [News] Linux-powered Kindle Adds PDF Support (No DRM)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 17:28:02 +0000
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Kindle battery life extended; PDF support added

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| Another firmware change provides a PDF reader, 
| allowing the reader to display files in the popular 
| format. This means such files can be transferred 
| directly to a Kindle via USB.


Kindle gains longer battery life, PDF support

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| Amazon.com announced two enhancements to its Linux-
| based Kindle e-book reader, offering 85 percent 
| more battery life, as well as a native PDF reader. 
| The Kindle can now last seven days even with 
| wireless turned on, claims Amazon, which is 
| offering the enhancements to current users via 
| firmware upgrades.



Truly Revolutionary Mashups

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| The Amazon Kindle, The Sony E-Reader and the
| iREX iliad all use Linux operating systems.
| I'm sure you knew that.
| The IREX Iliad makes its code fully available
| to Open Source developers, even if IREX is a
| little slow off the mark with their SDKs. The
| other two only release the bits of code that
| they are duty bound to do so under the GPL.


OpenInkpot: free software for e-book readers

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| Back in July, Jonathan Corbet lamented that
| Amazon was making the Kindle an unattractive
| hacking target for Linux users. The comments
| to his article suggested having a closer look
| at OpenInkpot, a fairly new Linux distribution
| for e-book readers. This much in advance: It
| doesn't run on the Kindle. Not yet, anyway.


Will eBooks Kill Off The Hard-Cover Book?

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| Arnaud Nourry, CEO of French publishing group Hachette Livre told the
| Financial Times that pressure from Googleâs (GOOG) digital library project
| and from the move by Amazon (AMZN), Barnes & Noble (BKS) and others into
| electronic books is forcing publishers to consider drastic price cuts. He
| thinks one result could be the death of hardback books.

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