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Re: Book Readers (E-Books) w.r.t. Fedora Interoperation

On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 14:16 +0200, Andras Simon wrote:
> On 6/21/09, Frank Murphy <frankly3d gmail com> wrote:
> > Looking for user experiences with e-book readers.
> > Against maybe buying a 7" netbook for same purpose.
> I periodically review the e-book offerings, and so far I've always
> come to the conclusion that my 7'' eee pc is much more useful then
> either of them (for me anyway). There's a lot that's wrong with  these
> gadgets, but the common source of all problems seems to be their
> closed nature. If one could get to their underlying OS (linux?) and
> freely install software, it'd be a different proposition. But one
> cannot, so a netbook, rotated by 90 degrees, with FBreader, evince and
> acroread (yes, it's a must, not just because it allows fine control
> over magnification (a must on a small screen) but also because of its
> superior output) is the only reasonable choice (again, for me). Yes,
> I'd love to have an e-ink display and longer battery life, but not if
> that means I can't conveniently read my whole collection of
> pdf/ps/html/rtf/txt/whatever books and documents.

OT: I hadn't heard of FBReader, but I just installed it on F11 to have a
look. Before I form an opinion I need to be able to read at least the
introductory text, but it's so garbled as to be illegible (all the
letters are there, but more or less on top of each other). Changing
fonts doesn't make any difference.

Not a good sign for a book reader I'm afraid.


PS It also has the annoying discrepancy between the package name
(fbreader) and the command name (FBReader, not FBreader, note), which is
such a cute feature of VMware and several others I could name.

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