[LMB] AKICOTL: OT: Kindle restrictions?

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sun Apr 5 01:17:58 BST 2009



> From: little.egret at mrdolbear.freeserve.co.uk
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 00:15:31 +0100
> Subject: Re: [LMB] AKICOTL: OT: Kindle restrictions?
> > From: Mark Allums <mark at allums.com>
> > Date: 04 April 2009 20:27
> > Or, can bypass Whispernet and download to your computer and then 
> > transfer it to your Kindle.  This is also a hack, and it required a 
> > driver for your computer.  MAC OS X can already speak to Kindles 
> > directly, Windows 32-bit needs a driver.  I don't think there is a 
> > driver for 64-bit Vista.  This will allow people in countries that don't 
> > yet have Whispernet--and probably never will--get books for their 
> > Kindle.  Handy for travelers.
> {and residents of Montana and Alaska which don't have Whispernet coverage
> Not a hack, the method being described in the Kindle user guide as is the
> Amazon URL from which you can download your Amazon bought content to your
> computer. 
> http://www.amazon.com/yourmedialibrary
> "This is the only method of transferring audiobooks and MP3 files."  
> It uses a USB connection to allow your computer to copy to the Kindle, ie
> the same way as the Sony, Bookeen etc. do it, so it ought to be operational
> on any modern PC or laptop. (I have never heard of any that won't accept a
> USB thumb drive/ memory stick).
> Little Egret in Walton-on-Thames
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