Amazon Kindle for PC

The beta released by Amazon on November 10, 2009.

Application Details:

Version: Beta
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.33

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Test Results

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What works

(see additional comments for setup) Installation Login (although all text boxes display blank, see below) Reading books (this text displays fine), adding bookmarks, viewing bookmarks, changing pages (spacebar, enter key, or mouse scroll), changing fonts Browsing books Go to page (ctrl+g) Sync between Kindle device

What does not

Application fonts are still slightly messed up, but are readable. (note that the text for the books is fine)


What was not tested

Nothing else that I'm aware of.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Note: I had to set wine to run the kindle program as Windows 98 to get the fonts to render correctly. If you do not do this, you can still read books, but you will have trouble getting to the books and using other features.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20111.3.33N/A No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 14 20111.3.13Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 12 20111.2.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 14 20111.2.2No, but has workaround No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 28 20101.2Yes Yes GoldKevin Soulsby 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
20656 Kindle for PC missing text at login screen CLOSED FIXED View
27611 Kindle4PC 1.0.1 Beta works with 1.3.15 but does not work with 1.3.23 CLOSED WORKSFORME View

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