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Adobe aren't interested in providing a Linux version of Adobe Digital Editions.. Never have been and never will be.
That's well known enough. But "not interested" doesn't mean that Adobe should stop being lame.
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And this is a shame. Unfortunately I made the mistake to buy a book without noticing the system requirements.
The fact is that I use LINUX and period. A company that provides this kind of services should be more open to allow any users to access their legally bought e-books in a cross-platform approach.
I hate M$ Windows and I can't be obliged to buy something I don't like, MAC is expensive, Android... Ok, I have my Android phone, but it is a small phone and not very comfortable to read an extensive technical book.
I admit it was my fault I didn't notice the requirements and that ADE is not Linux friendly, but honestly I'm very disappointed with Adobe and their ADE software. I think for a corporation with this size and for such a specific tool, that has to be welcomed buy all e-book sellers in order to protect their books and avoid piracy, a wider and more open mind is a demand and an obligation for Adobe.
Otherwise is like telling Linux users to look for a e-book illegally (using torrents) or to spend hours trying to find a solution to make ADE to work with Wine. (4.5 is not working at all on my setup). I'm still hanging around a way to make 3.0 working and downgrading my Wine setup, not sure if it will work.