[ubuntu-uk] OT Kindle

Paul Sutton zleap at zleap.net
Tue Mar 22 12:02:31 UTC 2011

On 22/03/11 10:45, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 22 March 2011 10:41, Paul Sutton<zleap at zleap.net>  wrote:
>> Looking at the amazon kindle it looks as if i can use it to open / read
>> normal pdf files such as the one for the ubuntu manual,  if this is the case
>> it would be useful.
> You can, but PDF rendering is less than ideal. You're better off using
> more 'native' formats on the Kindle than PDF.
thats ok i would probaby buy books in the kindle format from amazon,  i 
see the point about cost, but i can either buy a 100 quid book case or a 
kindle, the latter is more portable and perhaps the better option.  :)

its more for practicality i will howevler investigate before hand,may 
sugget to the ou they look in to kindle versions of books esp as 
according to amazon i can highlight and take notes,   they do allow 
download of course books which is handy,  for on screen reading,  
clearly a native version and pdf would be useful.

i could also look and see if it will be possible to save LaTeX documents 
in a format forkindle it does do some ebook stuff not really looked in to it

will need to do some research :)

thanks to everyone for your help / comments.


>> i can also buy electronic books cheaper than paper, copies
> That's not always the case. Often the electronic book costs exactly
> the same as the dead-tree one.
> Al.

Paul Sutton Cert SLPS (Open)

17th September 2011 - Software freedom day

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