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Re: Amazon Kindle and Fedora



On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 03:26:39PM -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
> 
> > I would expect to do all my ebook reading on the Kindle. My interest is
> > in downloading my own PDF files onto the Kindle for reading away from my
> > computer.
> 
> Kindle does not support PDF. 

I thought I read in a Kindle review that it did support PDF. But my
memory may be flakey. I just found out that a bunch of e-books I want
to read are available for Kindle, so that boosts considerably my
interest in getting and using Kindle. Of course, Amazon has to start
selling them again first :-).

>However, according to
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200140600&#send
> you can email foo free kindle com , where foo is your Kindle's name as
> established at http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
> 
> Then, Amazon will email you back the file in Kindle's proprietary format.
> 
> > My concern is whether Fedora supports the Kindle usb
> > interface.
> 
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200137060&#connecting
> says it appears as a USB mass storage device, which Fedora should detect.
> 
> Then, you should be able to transfer files to the documents folder on
> the Kindle.

I would only need this capability if Kindle will display my PDF or XML
files.
 
> I don't have a Kindle, so I can't test these instructions.
> 
> Matt Flaschen
> 
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