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    Ubuntu and Silverlight

    I was wondering if there is any version of Silverlight that works on Ubuntu. I'd like to be able to watch Netflix on the computers I install Ubuntu on.
    If Silverlight is officially supported by Microsoft for Linux, how do I install it?

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    Re: Ubuntu and Silverlight

    Netflix does not work on Linux yet. Final verdict.

    Silverlight on linux is called Moonlight and it is created by Novell. You can get it here. http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/

    It works more or less, depending on where you use it and for what.

    -Beboy

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    Re: Ubuntu and Silverlight

    i don't think it'll work, afaik moonlight lacks the neccessary bits to do DRM.
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    Re: Ubuntu and Silverlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaphell View Post
    i don't think it'll work, afaik moonlight lacks the neccessary bits to do DRM.
    Oh yeah, it definitely won't run Netflix.

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    Re: Ubuntu and Silverlight

    Moonlight (and Silverlight) are both just rubbish in general.

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    Re: Ubuntu and Silverlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Harrison View Post
    Moonlight (and Silverlight) are both just rubbish in general.
    +1!
    Moonlight isn't any longer under development too since the development of html5.

    It's not updated for a long time since the FAQ still speaks about FF 3.x and 4.x:
    Moonlight should work on any modern 32bit and 64bit Linux distributions under Firefox versions 3.0 through 4.x
    And Mozilla is at version 15.x!

    They even mention an older Ubuntu version....

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