Read e-books with Linux
If you want to read your Amazon e-books with Linux and google for it you will find some misleading information. I have gone through it and describe it here for you. FBReader and calibre do not even let me enter my Amazon credentials, and I cannot read my e-books.
However I was able to read Amazon e-books with Linux on 2013-10-25 with SUSE Linux 12.2:
- went to http://www.amazon.com and get some free e-books.
- downloaded their Kindle reader for Windows
- deleted the old version of the Windows Emulator wine from my computer. To do this, open a console and type
rpm -e wine wine-32bit wine-mp3
- I knew that I have a 64bit computer. If you do not know, find out if your system is 64bit or 32bit
- downloaded wine 1.7.4 and wine-32bit 1.7.4 for SUSE Linux from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_12.2/x86_64/
- and wine-gecko from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_12.2/noarch/
- Then installed it:
rpm -ivh wine-1.7.4-290.1.x86_64.rpm wine-gecko-2.24-43.1.noarch.rpm wine-32bit-1.7.4-290.1.x86_64.rpm
- Now you start the reader's installation:
- And start the reader:
cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Amazon/Kindle wine Kindle.exe