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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Nearly two years ago, I did a guest post here by featuring 10 Linux-powered e-book readers (if you’re not yet familiar with e-book readers, I suggest you click that link first). Consider this an update of that post. But of course, this time, I’ll be introducing you to the latest of these devices.
Only 5 will make it to this list. All of them were released this year, 2010 … well, almost all. Alright, here they are:
Amazon Kindle DX
Just like before, I’m starting this list with the Amazon Kindle. No Apple iPad it is, but when you talk about pure e-ink e-book readers, this tops them all in terms of popularity. The latest generation of Amazon’s e-book reader is the Kindle DX International 2, which was released last July 1, 2010.
Its 9.7-inch display is comparable to the iPad’s 10-inch. While the iPad can operate for 10-hours, this new Kindle can go for one whole week. Since it supports 3G wireless FOR FREE, you can access Amazon’s books practically anywhere - no need to look for Wi-Fi hotspots. A pure bookworm can still pick this over Steve Job’s “magical” device.