[ubuntu-uk] OT Kindle

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 16:01:00 UTC 2011

> Hi
> this is slightly off topic but the answer could be useful to others.
> 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.
> On another note, part of my Open uni studies requires me to read and
> highlight text in book, if i could get hold of electronic versions can i do
> this with kindle or other book readersl as in highlight text adnthen some
> how save the file with the highlights so i can use it to take notes, or
> perhaps there is other ways to attach notes to text.
> i amk looking at several books on LInux atm,  have very little shelf space
> left and don't want to be a tree killer by printing out documentation,
> i can also buy electronic books cheaper than paper, copies
> any suggestions or ideas
> paul
I bought a Kindle for similar reasons to yourself.

Personally I find the screen too small to read .pdf documents on. You can of
course convert your .pdf documents, but then you'll find that you lose the
formatting. Because of this, it's a bit of a trauma reading technical
textbooks on it (or any documents which rely heavily of formatting). Despite
having a Kindle I've just bought another dead-tree Linux O'Reilly book...

For non-technical/non-format specific documents however the Kindle is pretty

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