7 years ago
1.PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format)
2.DJVU (pronounced deja vu)
3.MOBI (used in the Amazon Kindle)
4.EPUB (open ebook format)
5.CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help file)
6.CBR/CBZ - comic book archive file format
The MATE Document Reader Adril is able to read PDF,DJVU,CBZ and CBR.That means Linux Mint users are able to read PDF,DJVU books and comic books out of the box.
Other options for reading PDF files are Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader.
Adobe Reader is available in the Software Manager for download.
A tutorial for installing Adobe Reader in Linux Mint
A tutorial for installing Foxit Reader in Linux Mint
Calibre is a program available in the software manager and can be used to read both .MOBI and .EPUB formats.
Read more about it here
CHM are compiled HTML help files.Many textbooks come in this format.
CHMSee is a good CHM viewer for Linux Mint. It is available in the Software manager.
Another option for those using the KDE desktop is KCHMViewer which is available via synaptic and software manager.
An article about installing KCHMViewer in Linux MInt
Okular is the standard document viewer for KDE.
Read more about it here
formats supported by Okular -PDF,DJVU,CHM,epub,mobi
This will be helpful for newcomers :) promoting
How about Okular
Thanks for your comment.I am using CHMSee 1.3.0 on Linux Mint 13 with no problems.I downloaded it via Software Manager.
Note : CHMSee present in synaptic (package 4) doesn't work.
Error: Platform version '10.0.2' is not compatible with
minVersion >= 6.0
maxVersion <= 9.0.*
Very helpful. Thanks
I wrote to save time for those who come after me.Searching the web,reading reviews,forum posts and all that take a lot of time.My aim is to point out the program which can be used to open a particular file which a person might have on his computer.Unlike media players,not all these programs come installed by default.As for the apt-get stuff,I think it is better to download via package managers so that dependencies are automatically handled by them.Software Manager has the software which works best with Linux Mint and many have user reviews as well.This is why I mentioned only Software Manager.But as Ishwon pointed out it can be installed using a single command as well.
Calibre can be installed from the repos:
$ sudo apt-get install calibre
It's got a simple interface and is easy to use.
This is not a tutorial