Reading Powershell books on the Amazon Kindle

For my birthday I bought myself a Kindle. I love to read technical books but they are so big I decided to invest in some O’Reilly ebook upgrades, allowing me to read my favourite books in a convenient form. The Kindle sounded like a good way to read these books in an easy way.

The Kindle is a small slate like device which has a small monochrome screen. I was a bit dubious about the quality of the print and how it would render technical text such as Powershell code.

I was delighted to find that the Kindle works quite well with this kind of text.

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Windows Powershell Cookbook 2nd Edition

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Windows Powershell 2.0 Best Practices

I have tested both mobi and PDF versions of these books.

The PDF version are just too small. As PDF is a true representation of the books page. The screen is too small to read on a long term basis.

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Windows Powershell 2.0 Best Practices in PDF

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Windows Powershell 2.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant in MOBI format

I find that MOBI and Kindle versions of the books work really well in Portrait mode and Landscape mode.

The search and contents support in MOBI and Kindle versions makes this method of learning Powershell very easy. Its simple to quick to find a chapter to help in writing a Powershell script.

I just hope that Powershell in Action 2nd edition by Bruce Payette is released on the Kindle soon.

Here is a quick video I did to show off Powershell books on the Kindle. Its recorded on a phone so I apologise about the low quality.

Reading Powershell books on and Amazon Kindle

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Paul

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