I'm trying to install Kobo Desktop reader in Ubuntu 16.04, but without success. I followed this topic also How can I install Kobo Desktop on Ubuntu?

I actually managed to install , but it does not run, I tried to run it in terminal but I get

/usr/local/Kobo/Kobo: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Someone managed to install and run successfully?

If there is no longer the possibility of using it , there are some alternative software?

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Calibre ebook reader from the default Ubuntu repositories supports two types of Kobo ebook readers:

  • Kobo Vox and Kobo Aura HD
  • Kobo and Kobo Touch Readers

To access the below screen from Calibre, run the Calibre welcome wizard by selecting...
click downward black arrow next to Preferences -> select Run welcome wizard from the dropdown menu -> click through to the second screen of the Calibre welcome wizard.

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