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Re: [OT] Re: Free as in speech hardware ebook reader

On Sun, 08 Apr 2012 19:21:22 +0300, Panayiotis Karabassis wrote:

> On 04/07/2012 07:45 PM, Camaleón wrote:
>> 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.
>> (...)
>> I'm following very closely the ongoing movements of Kobo¹ and Vivaldi².


> Thanks! I am more oriented towards the Kobo, since it is an ebook reader
> specifically. The promise of an open platform seems alluring.
> Do you know if it runs GNU/Linux or whether I'll be able to install it?
> Seems perfect, reasonably priced too, thanks.

Mmm... according to Wikipedia¹, Kobo e-Readers run "Linux" (no additional 
info is given) and according to their spcecs sheet², they're based on SoC, 
Freescale processor, thus ARM based³.

I'm not sure how feasible would be installing a different OS on such devices,
but neither forget about guarantee which sure will be lost after replacing 
the OS with something else.

> Sorry I didn't mark my post OT, I wasn't sure if it was, since it kind
> of involves Debian.

No prob. I just tagged it as OT just because it was not directly related 
to Debian, but regardless related or not I find it an interesting subject 




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