make kobo and nook play nice without ade!
January 5, 2013 3:04 PM Subscribe
Help me read Kobo eBooks on a Nook Tablet. Snowflake problem: Ubuntu.
posted by wintersonata9 to Technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm actually posting on behalf of a customer in my bookstore, but being our store's go-to tech support person, I'm interested in knowing how we can work around this issue.
She wants to buy Kobo eBooks, since they're our provider and she wants to support our bookstore. She recently purchased a Nook Tablet and does not want to buy another device. Her home computer is running Ubuntu.
Normally one would just install Adobe Digital Editions on a Mac/PC and use that to transfer files to the Nook, but ADE is not available for Ubuntu. I explained how WINE works, but it didn't seem like an ideal solution.
Also, there isn't a Kobo app available for the Nook like there is for Android/iPad etc., so there is no way to open eBooks directly on the Nook if they are Adobe DRM files.
And the Kobo and B&N phone support people were about as helpful as you'd expect them to be.
tl;dr Help us find a way to open Kobo eBooks on a Nook Tablet without the use of Adobe Digital Editions.