ElementaryOS 0.4: Run Kindle for PC (Windows) with Wine

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1 Download Kindle for Windows (Windows)

Download Kindle for Windows (Windows) from here.

$ wget

2 Install Wine

The wine package in standard repository causes Kindle error. Install wine package from Wine repository.

$ sudo apt install -y gcc-multilib libntlm0 libx11-dev:i386 libfreetype6-dev:i386$ sudo apt build-dep -y wine$ git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git$ cd wine$ git checkout wine-1.9.19 -b wine-1.9.19$ ./configure$ make$ sudo make install

3 Change Windows version to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 with winecfg

Kindle for PC (Windows) 1.17.44183 does not work Windows XP and Windows 10. Change Windows version to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 with winecfg.

$ winecfg

Install Mono and Gecko (Press “Install” two time).


After changing to Windows 7 / Windows 8.1, press “Apply” button for applying changes.


4 Run Kindle for PC (Windows)

Run Kindle for PC (Windows) with wine.

$ wine KindleForPC-installer-1.17.44183.exe

Input Amazon account for Kindle.


Run the following exe file from next time.

$ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Amazon/Kindle/Kindle.exe

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