Running kindle on GNU/Linux with wine

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I enjoy reading ebooks during my train trip to work on my nexus 7.

At home I prefer to read on my monitor since this is bigger.

Most of the time I use epub or pdf for reading, I bought a kindle version of a book from amazon assuming that I could read with amazon cloud reader at home.

Unfortunately this books is not compatible with cloud reader.

Proprietary_formats should be avoid, lesson learned (again).

To read my book at home I decided to give the windows version of kindle on wine a try

The installation was pretty straightforward on Fedora 19.

  • Install wine
[root@vicky ~]# yum install wine
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit

  • Download Kindle for Window xp

Download it from:

  • Run the installer
[swagemakers@vicky ~]$ wine ~/Downloads/KindleForPC-installer.exe 
  • Create kindle startup script
wine $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Amazon/Kindle/Kindle.exe &

Happy reading


It’s better to only read ebooks in an open format

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