Monthly Archives: November 2009

DRM Hates Linux

As tempting as the Kindle (and now the competing B&N reader) are as alternatives to paper books, it’s really frustrating how much they’re hindered by DRM issues.

They’ve both recently released reader applications for the PC (and soon for Mac), but no equivalent versions have been announced for Linux. I can only assume that this is because they are afraid that the Linux OS will allow for easier hacking / working around of the DRM features of the app. While this is probably true… Continue reading

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