View Full Version : [ubuntu] How can I run Kindle for PC reader on Ubuntu 9.10

January 10th, 2010, 05:56 PM
How to read kindle books on Ubuntu 9.10? I googled and tried the wine with Kindle for PC and that didn't work. Mebbe I did somethig wrong. Anway, I have a very nice EEE that I love having Ubuntu on it and am desperately trying to avoid the Windows OS, but the Kindle app. is most important. Wonder if Amazon or open source software solutions are in sight?? Please help an avid reader...

January 10th, 2010, 06:08 PM
unfortunately Amazons .azw file format is proprietary and DRM protected. So it is unreadable by anything Amazon doesn't approve of.

June 13th, 2010, 10:29 PM
I'm doing it with Ubuntu 9.10 using VirtualBox and the Kindle Reader for PC on Windows XP. I now can read my Kindle books everywhere: the Kindle itself, my iPhone and my Ubuntu laptop.

Get VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) and then install the Windows XP images provided by Microsoft. Here some links with more details (http://delicious.com/alexisb/virtualbox).

Here's a screenshot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventanazul/4697708884/).

December 8th, 2011, 03:01 PM
In what ever version of Ubuntu that you are running. Install google Chrome!

The Chrome Webstore has Kindle Cloud Reader AND you can read offline!

Problem Solved! Yay!(it was a headache for me too)


December 8th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Closed, necromancy.