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Feeling like rebelling against my old Kindle, wanting something more open. Wish there were more options to buy books not through amazon...

I'm thinking of getting a Kobo though. If you know of a better choice, I'd love to hear. :) But it has to have the e-ink screen. It hurts my eyes to read on backlit screens.

@cameron

Kobos are really nice, and there's some unofficial libre firmware you can install.

An even more libre option is the Cervantes 3 from Spanish company BQ which comes with official open source firmware as standard, but it's no longer in production :(

E-ink is great, it's the only way to read books digitally without eye strain 👍

@cameron

There's also the Cervantes 4 which is in production but it doesn't have open firmware by default. There's an optional open firmware you can download (in Spanish):

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Yup, Kobo seems like a good option. If I can sort out a way to use it with ebooks from the library, I'll be all in.

@cameron
Overdrive is built in to the newer kobo readers for easy library eBook borrowing. I would do a little research first to be sure you're getting a model that has that capability though. I'm not sure which ones it is.
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@cameron kobo is pretty great alternative. They also have a DRM free section of their store.

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