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comix - comic viewer

Best Comic Book Reader for Ubuntu/Linux

Comix – A free Comic Reader for Ubuntu and Linux based operating systems. It is very easy to use and in short, I can say – it’s the best comic reader for Ubuntu! (11.10 or 12.04 or whatever version you are using). The application is based on PyGTK (Python and GTK+). The latest version of the application is Comix vs 4.04 (Released in 2009, it seems like the application has not been updated for a long time)

comix - comics viewer

Features of Comix at a Glance

  • Easy to use
  • You can easily customize it
  • it can read zip, rar or tar archives
  • Full screen and Double¬†page mode
  • Easy to read with different settings/mode
  • Rotation and Mirroring
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Library of your favorite collection
  • Enhance image
  • it supports 20+ language

How to Install Comix in Ubuntu

Open a terminal and execute (or you could search in Ubuntu Software Center) –

sudo apt-get install comix

Other Linux or Unix like distributions

Download Comix

References and recommended Reading(s)

Official website – SourceForge page, the official site of the application where you can get all information about the comix application.

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ePUB reader for Ubuntu

epub reader ubuntu

What is EPUB?

EPUB i.e electronic publication is an open ebook standard developed by International Digital Publishing Forum(IDPF).The EPUB files have the extension .epub.The EPUB is designed for reflowable content i.e the text display can be optimized for the particular display device used by the EPUB Reader.For Ubuntu the best software for reading  EPUB file formats is Calibre.

Recommended EPUB Reader : Calibre

Calibre is a ebook library management software and it can read all the common ebook formats.It is free and open source software.In ubuntu you can install it directly from the Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager.If you have any problem in installation then go to the link given below and come back if needed.

After completion of installation,open the *.epub file with Calibre or add the *.epub file to the calibre library from the options given in calibre.Then you can read the epub files in single click from calibre.

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how to install calibre on ubuntu

Calibre is an ebook library management software.This post will explain you about installing calibre(ebook collection manager) on Ubuntu OS(the process is same for almost all versions like ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 …and others).Calibre is an open source and free application and in ubuntu you can find it in software center or package manager.You can also download and install it manually from it’s official website(http://calibre-ebook.com/).Calibre has support for wide range of formats,some most common formats are *.pdf,*.mobi,*.epub,*.html,*.odt,*.lit,*.txt.It’s very easy to import books from one platform to other (in couple of clicks) by using calibre.

Install ebook library management software calibre on ubuntu

From Command Line

#1. Open Terminal/shell;type the command(enter ubuntu login password if required) and enter y(when prompted for installation)

~$ sudo apt-get install calibre

#2. Wait until the installation is complete.

From Ubuntu Software Center

#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and then move to Get Software -> Office and click on install in calibre row.
#2. Enter password if required and then wait for few minutes for the installation to complete.

install calibre ubuntu

Conclusion : Calibre is one of the most popular ebook management application;due to the various formats support it’s known as universal ebook reader.After the completion of installation you can access it from Applications->Office->Calibre.

install adobe pdf reader on ubuntu 10.04

How to install adobe reader(for PDF File) on Ubuntu 10.04

install adobe pdf reader on ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) has already a default e-book or pdf Reader – Document Viewer(Which is probably sufficient for most of the users) but even though you want Adobe Reader – Acroread for Ubuntu 10.04 Then this post will help you in installing Adobe PDF reader on your PC.
Actually Adobe reader has added recently in to the Repository Package or you may say Synaptic Package Manager,which makes your task much easier.Although it’s no different matter that you can also install adobe reader more quickly with one simple commands.Other possible ways to install adobe reader might include Ubuntu Software Center,which contains all the common useful applications grouped and categorized so that an average user can easily manage applications on Ubuntu 10.04.

install adobe reader on ubuntu 10.04

Install Adobe Reader 9 from Synaptic Package Manager

#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(Go to System->Administration->S-P-M).

#2. Then search for “adobe reader” or “acroread” and check the left box for installation.

#3. Next,Click on Apply to install adobe reader on your ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx.

#4. Wait…(~10 minutes)until the installation will complete.In the end will it will ask you whether you want to set the Adobe as Default PDF reader or not,choose YES if you want else NO if you don’t.

#5. Now you are ready to view or print pdf files using Adobe Reader…Right click on any pdf files and then open with Adobe Reader 9.

Install Adobe Reader from Command Line

Open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type the command -(And enter your login password if prompted)..

 sudo apt-get install acroread