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May 25th 2011 12:37AM I'm pretty sure that there's no iBooks for mac or windows because if there were, the DRM would be broken within a week. iBook on the iThings explicitly looks for signs of jailbreak, and won't launch if it finds them, presumably for the same reason.
Because the drm has not yet been broken, many of us won't buy from the iBookstore, because it's not really a sale, but a rental for some nebulous time period. If I could remove the ibooks drm, I'd happily buy books from apple since it's more convenient. But when I buy a book, I expect to still have full access 40 years from now, and be able to pass it on when I croak. If I don't get that right, I'm not willing to pay nearly as much.
There are many other sources of ebooks than bookstores attached to particular devices. Many regular online stores such as powells, booksamillion, google, etc sell epub and pdf books with adobe digital reader drm, which is easy to remove so that you can actually own what you buy, and read it on any device that supports epub or pdf (or you can convert into nearly any format with calibre). Many public libraries have adobe dmr books and kindle drm books available for checkout via Overdrive. And yes, piracy is rampant, although all of the top hits for finding cracked ebooks on google are all scams.
I happily buy what I read and don't steal, but only if it can be turned into a genuine purchase, not some license for temporary use.
Apr 7th 2011 11:07AM It is far more likely that what you are seeing is the shade that comes from eating Haunted Herring.
Mar 8th 2011 1:58AM I hope he wins, women always get benefit of the doubt when they make claims and men are ignored or laughed at.
Mar 4th 2011 2:25AM Charlie says what we're thinking in that Marmaduke comic.
Jan 9th 2011 2:11PM Lea Michelle should worry less about horses and more about the messages she sends children, the girls especially with her 24 year old heavily dieted heavily made up overly sexualized high school character.
Jan 5th 2011 4:55AM 1.1kg 手會斷掉吧?
Dec 22nd 2010 1:27PM Still waiting for QWERTY version.
Dec 22nd 2010 1:26PM http://www.wilsoncomm.com.hk/product_report.aspx?id=424