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Old 12-18-2008, 09:04 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Paid sites- This is what their FAQ says:

Stanza Desktop contains built-in reading support for DRM-free Amazon Kindle, Mobipocket, Microsoft LIT, and PalmDoc, as well as Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, HTML, and PDF. Stanza iPhone / iPod Touch supports eReader with or without DRM and ePub without DRM. More details can be found on Stanza's Supported Formats page.

And the Desktop app has an "Export to ePub" tool.

And yes to iPod Touch.

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hmmmmmm.. so very tempting...
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #92 (permalink)
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I don't use a lot, because my laptop is old and slow, and I have like 1/5 of the HDD is music files, so that doesn't make it go very good. I have another HDD but I need to get the USB case thing so I can use it as a secondary drive. Tho it's still a pain in the ass, and I really want to get a desktop again, thinking a Mac Mini, but I might stick with Windows so things network better. That or get a Mac and try and network with Linux? I dunno. Anyways, that's not the point of this thread. Currently I use:

Firefox (with Facebook toolbar, FoxyTunes, Twitbin, CoolIris, and occasionally FreeCorder and Sage plugins)
iTunes is open 100% of the time (it's the only program in startup, well, that I've set up anyways)
Last.FM AudioScrobbler
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Process Explorer (used daily, since my PC sux.)

Though looking through my shit, I realized there's a lot of programs on my PC that I don't use anymore (like Trillian, which I stopped using for Pidgin, although I liked Digsby, so I might switch to that, gonna look into that.) so I'm off on a massive uninstall spree now...
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:35 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I don't use a lot, because my laptop is old and slow, and I have like 1/5 of the HDD is music files, so that doesn't make it go very good. I have another HDD but I need to get the USB case thing so I can use it as a secondary drive. Tho it's still a pain in the ass, and I really want to get a desktop again, thinking a Mac Mini, but I might stick with Windows so things network better. That or get a Mac and try and network with Linux? I dunno. Anyways, that's not the point of this thread. Currently I use:

Firefox (with Facebook toolbar, FoxyTunes, Twitbin, CoolIris, and occasionally FreeCorder and Sage plugins)
iTunes is open 100% of the time (it's the only program in startup, well, that I've set up anyways)
Last.FM AudioScrobbler
Pidgin
Azureus
Audacity
Process Explorer (used daily, since my PC sux.)

Though looking through my shit, I realized there's a lot of programs on my PC that I don't use anymore (like Trillian, which I stopped using for Pidgin, although I liked Digsby, so I might switch to that, gonna look into that.) so I'm off on a massive uninstall spree now...
You should switch to utorrent if your pc is as slow as you say. Azureus is bloated and slow.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:59 PM   #94 (permalink)
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You should switch to utorrent if your pc is as slow as you say. Azureus is bloated and slow.
Agreed, might be worth finding an alternative for itunes too (depends what you use it for). Hugely bloated program!

Digsby has a smaller footprint now too (not small, but smaller).
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hmmmmmm.. so very tempting...
Did I mention that it's free? I've got 18 books and/or short stories on my iPhone right now, and I have yet to pay a dime.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:20 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Did I mention that it's free? I've got 18 books and/or short stories on my iPhone right now, and I have yet to pay a dime.
yeah u did.. I meant it was making the ipod touch a more tempting purchase
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yeah u did.. I meant it was making the ipod touch a more tempting purchase
Suggested reading: Turn Your iPod Touch into an iPhone - Lifehacker Australia

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yeah u did.. I meant it was making the ipod touch a more tempting purchase
Ahhhhh.... well either do as standardman says and convert or get an iPhone. I've used both the iPhone and the iPod touch and I much prefer the iPhone (but I'm biased because I was an AT&T customer to start, and didn't have any hassle getting the iPhone).

I understand if you're stuck in a contract, but unlimited internet access aside, the iPhone still has a two major advantages over the 'touch:

External speaker
Camera

You'd be surprised (or maybe not) at how much the speaker turns your iPhone into a "pocket Mac"
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I'll look into utorrent, I'm not overly attached to Azureus. And as far as iTunes, I have an iPod, so I pretty well have to stick with that, and I get my podcasts from there too, although I don't have it running as much now, and will shut it down from time to time, didn't before because I would get so many podcasts that if I only updated once every couple of hours I would get backed up a ton. I've peared back my podcast subscriptions now tho...

The biggest problem is that I'm running an old laptop and stuff. Once I get the other hard drive casing I'm gonna pull off all my important stuff onto it and format this one. Should speed things up a bit.
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Ahhhhh.... well either do as standardman says and convert or get an iPhone. I've used both the iPhone and the iPod touch and I much prefer the iPhone (but I'm biased because I was an AT&T customer to start, and didn't have any hassle getting the iPhone).

I understand if you're stuck in a contract, but unlimited internet access aside, the iPhone still has a two major advantages over the 'touch:

External speaker
Camera

You'd be surprised (or maybe not) at how much the speaker turns your iPhone into a "pocket Mac"
Note, the camera is kinda crappy. Seriously apple, wtf?

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I'll look into utorrent, I'm not overly attached to Azureus. And as far as iTunes, I have an iPod, so I pretty well have to stick with that, and I get my podcasts from there too, although I don't have it running as much now, and will shut it down from time to time, didn't before because I would get so many podcasts that if I only updated once every couple of hours I would get backed up a ton. I've peared back my podcast subscriptions now tho...

The biggest problem is that I'm running an old laptop and stuff. Once I get the other hard drive casing I'm gonna pull off all my important stuff onto it and format this one. Should speed things up a bit.
Not tried it myself but give this a shot.

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