Microsoft Reader for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fjs08, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,
    How can I read my e-books that are based on the Microsoft Reader on my Powerbook with OSX10.3.4??? Is there a way?? I found an Adobe Reader and a Palm Reader, but not a Microsoft one.

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  2. msharp macrumors regular

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    Microsoft Reader??!! Never heard of it before. What's its extension(should be the last three words right after the dot in the filename)?
     
  3. superduperjacob macrumors member

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    When clicking on the link "Can I read my Microsoft Reader eBook on a Mac?" on this web page it says:
    "As of now, no Mac or Linux compatible versions of the Reader are available."

    http://www.cavendishpublishing.com/html/msrfaqs.asp
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    When I first used Microsoft Reader I thought it was going to be huge. Finally, I can buy all my computer related books for less money and in electronic format. I can read them with my Pocket PC on trips so I don't have to carry a bunch on the plane, at home I can use a laptop because I prefer electronic media over physical paper books. It would have been something like iTunes is today. The fonts were very easy to read on the screen and scaled well between a pocket PC and a desktop PC monitor.

    The problem that killed it was the restrictions. A book you purchase will work on a limited number of devices before you would have to buy it again. Apple solved this problem by allowing you to deauthorize a computer and allow it to be on unlimited iPods. Probably most people prefer paper over electronic books too. I was a minority. The market never caught on and seemed to have died. I only bought one book because of the poor selection. It was a good idea but poorly implemented.

    I use PDFs and HTML based technical manuals now. Hopefully in a few years, Adobe and Apple will team up and do this when people are ready.
     
  5. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>solved this problem by allowing you to deauthorize a computer and allow it to be on unlimited iPods.<<

    I didn't know I could put books on my iPod???
    I'll have to look into that.

    Frank
     

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