Zune is Microsoft’s attempt to grab the portable music player market. It is not doing too well when compared with Apple’s iPod, which sets the standard for the portable music industry, but there are a lot of people who love their Zunes very much. Why I think so is because of the dedicated Zune communities around the Web.

The do-it-yourself (DIY) site Instructables shows how to read an e-book.Here is a quick summary of what you should do :

  1. Install jpegbook
  2. Load your e-book in it (file format needs to be .text)
  3. Change the size of the output to 320×240
  4. Steer the output files to a folder monitored by the Zune software

The program generates the book as sequentially numbered JPEGs. Not the most efficient way to read a book on your Zune since it is an image, but it gets the job done. If you are serious about reading e-books on the go, I would recommend Sony e-book reader, but it is a bit too expensive.

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