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Comix: A comics reader for the N900

28 June 2012Entry by

Have a liking towards comics or manga and feel like reading some on the go? In that case you’d want a good comic reader application for your reading pleasure, and the N900 has a great one ported!

Comix is a pretty well known desktop comics and manga reader and the N900 has it, keeping all the wonderful functionality, which includes almost everything a good reader should have and even more.

Many viewing modes will make reading any comic layout you prefer, automatic page scaling, with high quality support, is there, flip-on-click and tons of things to set up make reading very enjoyable. Having a library is good for those of you who’d like to keep many comics on the device and organize them.

A particularly important feature is that Comix supports archives: zip, rar, tar, tar.gz, and tar.bz2 are all supported, which is great , because some comics can take a good load of space if you leave them as image or PDF files. Speaking of PDFs, it can handle them as well with conversion, which allows Comix to also be used as a PDF book reader, although I had trouble with certain PDF files and it takes a while for them to open.

Certainly, the scrolling is very smooth, and so is the page flipping.

So, if you read comics or manga, this is certainly something you should get!

Activate Extras-testing and fetch Comics via an appmanager or with

sudo gainroot

apt-get comix

from your X terminal.

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