Ubuntu 16.04: 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

Wine 1.4 and Wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 have issue with the following error. This error will prevent running Kindle for PC. So download source code from Wine repository and install it.

wine: Unhandled exception 0x40000015

Install packages for building Wine.

$ sudo apt install -y gcc-multilib libntlm0 libx11-dev:i386 libfreetype6-dev:i386$ sudo apt build-dep -y wine

Download source code from Wine repository and install it. It will take a hour.

$ 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

Binary of wine will be installed to /usr/local.

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.

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Install Gecko.

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Change Windows version to Windows 8.1 and apply.

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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.

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My Kindle library is displayed.

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