[Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now, and a PPA is coming soon!

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 18:20:20 UTC 2012


Soon we'll have Steam on Linux as well, and then Linux will become slightly
more attractive to game developers and indie developers!

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ed,
> I have watched that movie by recommendation from my friend Randy, and its
> a good movie!
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net>wrote:
>
>> quasi-hijack
>>
>> speaking of netflix...   there's a groovy Open Sores documentary
>> available (dvd or streaming)
>>
>> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308808/
>>
>> its a 10 year old movie but I just "discovered" it yesterday...   I guess
>> I should stop working on cars and watch more tv ;-)
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com>
>> *To:* Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <
>> chugalug at chugalug.org>
>> *Sent:* Fri, November 16, 2012 10:40:33 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now, and a PPA is
>> coming soon!
>>
>> Garrett,
>> Unfortunately, Netflix uses Microsoft Silverlight because of "DRM
>> policies" they have in place.  MS refuses to release the source, or even
>> contribute a version of silverlight that includes DRM support to the Linux
>> community.  So, Netflix doesn't work on linux. People have been working to
>> get silverlight running under wine, but until recently havent had any luck,
>> so you will find a bunch if linux folks running VM's just to watch Netflix.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Garrett Gaston <garrett85 at hotmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>>  I did not realize Netflix would not work on Linux. I just assumed I
>>> could open netflix.com in my firefox or google chrome web browser and
>>> watch my stuff. But I actually use a Western Digital TV Live. It can also
>>> pick up a shared network directory in the house, if I've got a media server
>>> for instance. Plus, in addition to Netflix it comes with VUDU which has
>>> movies and shows available as soon as they've been released.
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> From: boodaddy at gmail.com
>>> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:03:06 -0500
>>> To: chugalug at chugalug.org
>>>
>>> Subject: [Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now, and a PPA is
>>> coming soon!
>>>
>>> This is fantastic news.  Its going to be through a Wine window, but
>>> seeing it working is pretty awesome!
>>>
>>> http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/netflix-on-ubuntu-is-here.html
>>>
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