This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
My second choice is the iPad. I use this for manuals and books that are in early access (non-printed form.) I haven't read anything long on the computer since I got the iPad.
As of now I read on my laptop connected to an external monitor- pretty painful to sit for long time. I prefer paper books. Considering to buy a tablet so that things would be easy. And with access to Safari Booksonline things should be easier by using a tablet.
Considering books related to programming languages or other technologies- will it not be easier to read them on a laptop/desktop? so that we can try the code given as and when we read. Or is it still comfortable using a tablet?
I prefer reading paper books, but I don't have room to store them anymore. I have an actual Kindle, and I've read Kindle books on my iPad & iPhone. I like the Kindle better than the other devices for reading. I don't like reading on the PC at all, except maybe programming books where I can read and progam at the same time.
When I was younger I enjoyed reading and reading books - physical books. Problem is, there is no space to keep it once you are done reading and I am hesistant to throw them away (and I cannot find any place to donate them to)
About a year ago, I purchased MacBook Air to study/code for Java certification exams.
Has anyone been able to read books meant for Kindle on a MacBook Air? I would love to read on my downtime, yet I am hesitant to buy books because of the space/paper it uses. If it is possible to read books meant for Kindle (or any other reader) on a MacBook Air, that would be awesome!
Sandra Bachan wrote:When I was younger I enjoyed reading and reading books - physical books. Problem is, there is no space to keep it once you are done reading and I am hesistant to throw them away (and I cannot find any place to donate them to)
I borrow most of my books from the library. And I keep computer books at work (or donate them to the library if I know I will never touch them again.)
I love my Kindle. The battery life is like for-ever (when you turn the radio off).... and I like the fact that I can make text larger or smaller. The fact that it's not back-lit makes it like reading a real book. Reading on a laptop hurts my eyes.
I would get an iPad if I wanted other apps.... which I don't. I have a blackberry for that.
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
Sandra Bachan wrote:If it is possible to read books meant for Kindle (or any other reader) on a MacBook Air, that would be awesome!