Recently I discovered that my local public library was offering books to download and read in ebook format. Thought to try it out, because ebooks were better as there is nothing physical to get and return to the library. So I downloaded the ebook file from the library website. But it turned out I had to install Adobe Digital Editions software to read the ebook, and there were only windows and mac version of the product only. I had ubuntu os 9.10 installed in my machine, so here was a problem which I had to solve, and thought of sharing the solution here (Thanks to many ubuntu forum posts, giving the solution, but anyway wanted to repost in this blog). Follow the instructions below –
- Install wine (it allows you to run windows programs in linux – https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine)
- sudo apt-get install wine
- Download the Adobe Digital Editions .exe file – http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/#download
- Double click on the downloaded .exe file, to install as you would on a windows system
- Now double click the Adobe Digital Editions launch icon on your desktop, to open it. First time, it asks for setup, follow the instruction on screen to complete it.
- Now drag and drop the .acsm(ebook file) onto the Adobe Digital Editions window to load the ebook.
Start reading and enjoy .