What are some good and more open (and linux friendly) Amazon Kindle alternatives out there?
@johannesg I've been rocking a Kobo for several years. Very nice.
Oh nice, Kobo is still going strong? I remember seeing it mentioned as a good alternative several years ago. Good to hear that
@johannesg yeah, they're still about, the store is still alive. The devices aren't the fastest, but more than good enough. And Linux friendly, so...
@johannesg I'm about to buy a Kobo too thanks to the recommendations from @switchingsocial https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/
It also put me onto Overdrive, through which you can borrow library books on your Kobo. Got a library card for the first time in 20 years yesterday for it.
@Jordi_Tell So I found a possible way to purchase the Aqua 2 from Australia, now I'm just trying to find more information about it. I wonder if you could tell me a bit about your device?
You mentioned it's Linux friendly - in what way? Is it running a version of Linux, and / or does it have native Linux software for book transfers etc?
What store(s) does it have on it out of the box, and which stores can you / do you buy from?
And do you know if it supports library lending through Overdrive?
@kezzbracey Hi! I need to investigate a little bit more about the impact of Lynux on it, but is open software and that’s very important for me. You can download 15 different kind of books and you can download them from any store. Finally, it works with Dropbox and its own Cloud to store your books, remembering the last page you read, so you can follow reading the same book from the last page you read it on other devices , such your cellular or tablet.
@kezzbracey I’ve just received my reader today, in a few days I will be able to explain you more things about it.
@Jordi_Tell That would be fantastic, thanks!
Open software is important to me too so this device is definitely something I'm strongly considering now.
Also, probably hard to acquire in my country (no amazon here, and expensive to import stuff), so that might make it difficult. :/
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