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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 12:19    Post_subject:  kindle and wine-1.3.13-lucid52  

I just did a full install of Puppy Lucid 5.28 on my Asus 4G Surf. My mini-netbook has 2 GB of RAM and thanks to puppy is real fast. I like to read library books using the Kindle for pc software. I've found in other Linux distros that the Kindle software for windows will install with Wine 1.3.

I installed the wine-1.3.13-lucid52 pet and then used wine KindleForPC-installer.exe and it installed the software fine. The problem is that it won't register with the Amazon Kindle service to get my copyrighted books. I thought it was a firewall problem, so I removed my firewall and rebooted but am not able to register still.

I did figure out how to open up the kindle.exe file with wine using a little script. Just copy & paste this with an editor:

env WINEPREFIX="/root/.wine" wine C:\\Program\ Files\\Amazon\\Kindle\\Kindle.exe

save as kindle.sh and then make it executable:

chmod a+x kindle.sh

run it like this:


But without registering this program won't even open the included free books. Does anybody know how to register the Kindle software inside Puppy (it does work in Ubuntu Linux)?

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 13:09    Post_subject: Kindle Reader  

Here is my lazy man's version of reading Amazon digital content on my computers.

I have puppy 5.25 Installed Seamonkey 2.4 which supports the html 5 coder for

read.amazon.com. Since into you account and you are good to go.
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