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

From: Lynn Dixon 
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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

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I used to watch netflix on kubuntu via win-xp virtualbox... I felt so dirty... then I got a roku :)

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Ed, +1 on the Roku, I have 2 of those wonderful little things. When you combine Roku with a Plex server (www.plexapp.com) it makes for a superb and wife friendly way to stream to your TV. But, seeing this progress for Wine is pretty good. It's been a long road.

=============================================================== From: Garrett Gaston ------------------------------------------------------ I did not realize Netflix would not work on Linux. I just assumed I could o= pen netflix.com in my firefox or google chrome web browser and watch my stu= ff. But I actually use a Western Digital TV Live. It can also pick up a sha= red network directory in the house=2C if I've got a media server for instan= ce. Plus=2C in addition to Netflix it comes with VUDU which has movies and = shows available as soon as they've been released. From: boodaddy@gmail.com Date: Fri=2C 16 Nov 2012 09:03:06 -0500 To: chugalug@chugalug.org Subject: [Chugalug] Netflix on Ubuntu is working now=2C and a PPA is coming= soon! This is fantastic news. Its going to be through a Wine window=2C but seein= g it working is pretty awesome! http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/netflix-on-ubuntu-is-here.html

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ 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.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ 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 ------------------------------------------------------ Ed, I have watched that movie by recommendation from my friend Randy, and its a good movie!

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Soon we'll have Steam on Linux as well, and then Linux will become slightly more attractive to game developers and indie developers!

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Stephen Kraus : That'd be nifty. Wonder if they'll back-port any of the older games that run on Steam?

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ John, There is alot of talk about them working to bring their entire catalog to Linux. I don't know how much of that is true, and its pure rumors. But I do see them building their own optimized version of Wine that is bundled with their Steam installer that gives them a controlled environment for games.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ http://steamforlinux.com/