Having checked out the alternatives to the Kindle that are provided by Amazon the current state of play is:
- Linux: no native alternative offered
- Windows: Kindle app crashes on 64 bit wine, so cannot tell you what that’s like
- Mac OSX:
seems to render pages perfectlyas broken as the Kindle
- Android: app is as broken as the Kindle itself
- Cloud Reader: supposedly what Linux users should be using, but this too is broken, failing to render characters properly in the same way as the Kindle.