kobo ereader

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Joined: 09/20/2017

What abaut kobo eread ?
its okay to use it ?

Joined: 05/03/2014

Hello, I think all kobo devices are non-free, however depending on the one you have you can use this https://github.com/lgeek/okreader

I use it on a kobo mini that I bought a long time ago, it works very nice, indeed much better than the original one in terms of performance and you can use bigger SD cards, but it is alpha software so some care is necessary. Anyway, the problem here is the proprietary firmware for the wifi, which I believe you can completely remove if you build the image yourself.

Here is a list of possible freedom issues https://github.com/lgeek/okreader/issues/9 unfortunately this question went unanswered. I think for eink devices (in fact for ebook readers, not considering tablets) this is the best option you have for any device.

Patrick Mc(avery
Joined: 08/15/2011

No, I just bought an ebook because I thought I could convert it to PDF.
There are free open source tools to do this but they are not up to date.
Recent encryption cannot be broken. Do not buy current ebooks or expect
to use a kobo ereader in a free manner.