Submitted by zombie_berkman in freeAsInFreedom

im looking for one that is backlit but dont really know what. all i know is i dont want a nook or kindle for obvious reasons. it needs to be able to load either epub or pdfs in from calibre. thanks

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leftous wrote

Glad you brought this up since this is something I have been looking into as well. I wonder if anyone has experience or info.

So far I believe the best hardware may be either a Kobo or Pocketbook. I have found free software on both:

OS replacement for kobo - https://github.com/ccoffing/OcherBook

Viewer for Kobo or Pocketbook - https://github.com/koreader/koreader/wiki

Pocketbook itself uses linux and GPL - http://www.pocketbook-int.com/parts-of-software

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zombie_berkman OP wrote

pocketbooks arent backlit but its looking like a kobo

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boringskip wrote

Oh awesome. I hate using bright screens, I'm still using a first-gen Kindle with eink. It's not FOSS, but it has a hardware switch for wifi, so that's something, and they're like $20

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