Re: Free as in speech hardware ebook reader
On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 00:12:45 +0300, Panayiotis Karabassis wrote:
> Having a bad track record of not taking care of "dead tree" books, I am
> looking to buy an electronic book reader.
> The Amazon's Kindle does look good and it boasts a Linux kernel, but I
> am very disappointed at the many restrictions they want to place on me:
> automatic installation of firmware, limitations to its use, access to my
> data, and ads! To mention a few.
> I know it's possible to circumvent these restrictions, but what I am
> looking for is a hardware reader that is designed to respect my
> freedoms. Preferably one that runs a GNU/Linux system, and which I am
> allowed to tinker with. It does not have to work out of the box, and I
> am prepared to invest time in it and deal with bugs, as I would with a
> regular computer, provided it has a community around it to support it,
> as Linux distros do.
> Any suggestions?