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.
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.
Ubuntu 10.04 comes with Document Viewer(Installed by default) which is a robust application(Good for reading e-book or pdf document) so it is not necessary to search for any other e-book reader.But one fact is that- Document Viewer is a basic application designed for general purposes uses and contains only the basic features like text selection,text search,zoom and others.If you have ever used Foxit Reader in windowsXP or 7 then you will feel the difference between Foxit reader and document viewer.Foxit reader is an excellent pdf reader with many advanced features and it is available free for all platforms(Linux,window..).That’s why you would like to use Foxit reader on ubuntu 10.04 too.Foxit Reader is also available FREE for Linux operating system in different package format(e.g debian package is available for Ubuntu) and installing procedure is extremely simple! Just few steps..
How to Install Foxit Reader in Ubuntu 10.04 :
step1 : Go to the download page of foxit software’s official website.
Download Foxit Reader
step2 : On the website search for the text “Foxit Reader for Desktop Linux”.Just Below- click on more download.Then different package options will come.Select .deb(3.61MB).
step3 : Now a small window will appear with the message similar to “Open with GDebi Package Installer”,Click OK.Now downloading will begin and wait for the download to complete.When the download will complete then a window will open automatically(as in above picture).click install package to install the foxit reader.It will take few seconds.
step4 : Foxit reader is now installed on your computer.To open it you may go to Applications->Office->Foxit Reader or right click on the pdf Document and click on “Open with Foxit Reader”.
step5 : End of The Statement..Now Enjoy reading books with Foxit Reader!!
Credit : www.foxitsoftware.com