How to "Reading Books" comfortably

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How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby makh » 2017-12-02 21:28

Hi

I understand that an electronic book cannot be equivalent for a paper book, but still if one intends to read on, then what will be better experience then, if compare:
1. Calibre
2. Kindle
3. Nook
But it doesnt seems that any other option then calibre exists, solidly on linux.

I would like to know your advise for laptop/desktop experience or preference.

Thankyou
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby None1975 » 2017-12-04 15:53

Hello. On desktop, i use Fbreader.
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby makh » 2017-12-04 21:41

@None1975:
Hi
https://github.com/geometer/FBReader
the project seems outdated and currently abandoned.
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby stevepusser » 2017-12-04 21:55

I use coolreader 3 for epubs myself.

Made some wheezy and stretch repos for it. Jessie builds require a patch for the freetype headers that I have in debian/patches but disabled in this repo.

https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... oolreader3
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby makh » 2017-12-07 06:23

stevepusser wrote:... coolreader 3...

Hi,

Seems good in display.
But not maintained by 8 months.
Also it lacks .pdf and .bok, and probably a few others.
If I test it more, I may give more feedback on it.

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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby alan stone » 2017-12-07 15:19

This is a list of additional candidates on my to do list, maybe you'll find one to your liking:
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https://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/
https://okular.kde.org
https://itsfoss.com/bookworm-ebook-reader-linux/
https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Buka
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ebook-offline-reader/fkidldjfpemdgkehdhkoehplkbkcadfa
https://github.com/michaldaniel/Ebook-Viewer
https://www.lucidor.org/lucidor
https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/epubreader/

A missing piece is a tablet because I don't like reading ebooks from a desktop screen and currently print them. :(
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby debiman » 2017-12-07 20:29

None1975 wrote:Hello. On desktop, i use Fbreader.

i always thought it stands for FrameBufferReader... quite misleading in my mind.
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby pylkko » 2017-12-07 20:42

I think epaper is absolutely fantastic for reading. The vendor-locked-in, proprietary softwared, cloud service using commercial readers are total POS's, unfortunately. But if you are at all technically interested, you will be able to control a epaper display with Linux with ease. DIY FTW! It is a shame that they are so expensive...
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Re: How to "Reading Books" comfortably

Postby alan stone » 2017-12-08 21:34

^ Indeed. A resource to keep a close watch on them: here.
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