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Old 11-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Netflix Finally Comes to Ubuntu in the Form of an Unofficial Desktop App

http://lifehacker.com/5963726/netfli...pp?tag=netflix

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http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/...sktop-app.html

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Ubuntu: Watching Netflix on Linux has always been a pain, since Microsoft Silverlight isn't available on Linux. The unofficial Netflix app for Ubuntu makes it easy to install Netflix and start watching movies right away.

The app basically packages WINE and Netflix into a simple little desktop app, which you can install through a simple Ubuntu repository. It'll take up a fair amount of space on your system, but at least you'll finally be able to stream movies to that Linux-based home theater PC, or your laptop running Ubuntu. All you need to do is run the following two commands, one after the other:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

After it finishes installing (give it a few minutes), you can hop into Ubuntu's Dash and search for "Netflix Desktop," or launch it from the terminal with netflix-desktop. The first time you launch, it'll do some extra installation work, but when it's done, it'll launch in full screen mode and let you start watching movies. To exit full screen mode, just press F11 (though you can also exit the app entirely with Alt+F4).

Right now, it looks like you can only install the app on Ubuntu, but hopefully some nice folks will find ways to install it on other Linux-based systems. Hit the link to read more.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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It's been packaged for Arch Linux for 10 days now.

I don't use it personally.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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i have a raspberry pi, and a 7" lcd monitor. anyone want to know if this will work?
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i have a raspberry pi, and a 7" lcd monitor. anyone want to know if this will work?
I doubt it. The Raspberry Pi is ARM not x86.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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ugh, uses whine. youre right. missed that.

im not good enough with linux yet anyway. i got archlinux on my pi right now, but its command line and i need to install a desktop gui. but i cant even get online without more work i guess.
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