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    Question Silverlight for Ubuntu

    Hi all!

    I've read a bit about that Moonlight is a pretty poor replacement for Silverlight, and that the project is more or less dead.

    I really need Silverlight for streaming TV, are there really no alternatives out there? Or workarounds? I'm thinking I could try running Windows Firefox with Silverlight Plugin in Wine or something.

    Any suggestions?

    -Kols

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    Unfortunately, for DRM reasons, moonlight will not substitute for Silverlight, nor is there any public workaround for getting Silverlight to run in Linux.

    You can run a Windows virtual machine from within Ubuntu to play your Netflix or whatever; that's the only workaround we have.

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dngrsone View Post
    Unfortunately, for DRM reasons, moonlight will not substitute for Silverlight, nor is there any public workaround for getting Silverlight to run in Linux.

    You can run a Windows virtual machine from within Ubuntu to play your Netflix or whatever; that's the only workaround we have.
    Yeah.. I just installed Windows-Firefox in Wine, and then downloaded Silverlight using said Firefox. Install seems to be going fine, until 99%, where Silverlight (in Wine) outputs "Install failed" and Wine returns "Invalid Parameters".
    Dang! Well, I guess I'll just use the Windows-partition to use Viaplay (same as Netflix, I guess).

    What a let-down! It really enrages me that EVERYTHING isn't open source - I'd even pay for some applications, as long as I weren't condemned to the only two OS-options out there; Win or OSX.

    I wish I were a developer.

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    I haven't read it yet, but supposedly SL version 3 is supposed to run in Wine. Check link!

    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=17241

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    It doesn't. This could be due to lack of DirectX, which Silverlight requires, or a .net component...

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dngrsone View Post
    It doesn't. This could be due to lack of DirectX, which Silverlight requires, or a .net component...
    well, is it possible to install direct x, then?

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    DirectX and Wine
    .net 2.0 Framework and Wine

    If you get things to work, you shall be hailed a hero by Linux users worldwide. Be sure to promulgate your results far and wide.

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    I would not be using Silverlight if I was a vendor.

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/11...ng-silverlight
    "Silverlight 5 might be last version released by Microsoft.
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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    Still there is no alternative ...

    WIndows alternative is Ubuntu ... ubuntu dont have any alternative solutions for silverlight ... as said moonlight is not working ((((:(((

    Keep searching .................
    New to ubuntu .. Now using ubuntu x64

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    Re: Silverlight for Ubuntu

    I'm marking this thread as solved, as there doesn't seem to be a solution out there to implement silverlight in Linux.

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