Opening and closing books works most of the time.
Adding and deleting books.
Synchronizing with Amazon.
What does not
When you run the program and if it is not registered with Amazon, it tries to do so, and this causes it to lock up at a black screen. See workaround below.
Registering with Amazon. If you deregister and try to register it, it will again give you the black screen.
Pressing F11 to view document will display the document in full screen for a few seconds, but then crashes (This feature works perfectly with version 1.16).
Sometimes you get a random crash while reading a book.
If you can find an older version of Kindle for PC, you can use that to register with Amazon. Simply run the old version, select Tools -> Options, select the Registration entry, and click register. This worked fine for me using version 1.16. Once you do that, this version (1.20.1) should work. I had to use version 1.16 to register with Amazon, as that version works fine. Now the newer version is working fine. This can really bite you because if you don't know to do this, you will run the program and get a black screen and you will probably never get past it.
What was not tested
Anything not listed above.
I give it a Bronze rating because of the workaround required to get it registered and working. If you don't know to do this, you will be stuck at the black screen and probably never get it to work. Once you get it registered as described in the workaround above, it works good, but if you don't know do to this, all you get is a black screen. It also tends to crash randomly. FWIW, version 1.16 works very well, it appears this newer version is either buggy or has some problems with Wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 12 2017||2.16||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tomoaki Hashizaki|
|Current||Slackware64 14.2 multilib||Sep 10 2017||2.16||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Zootal|
|Show||Fedora 25 x86_64||Jun 20 2017||2.10||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Eshin Kunishima|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 18 2017||2.8||Yes||No||Garbage||Ave Elixire|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 15 2017||2.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Tomoaki Hashizaki|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|29045||Kindle for PC crashes opening books if Times New Roman and Courier New are not installed||NEW||View|
|34710||Can't register/login with Kindle for PC||NEEDINFO||View|
|35041||Multiple apps and games crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit, SMPlayer, LotRO launcher, Kindle for PC, Conan Exiles)('taskset -c 0 wine ./foo.exe' is a workaround)||NEW||View|
|43508||Kindle for PC 1.19.46099 and later installer - can't initialize gecko||NEW||View|