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Netflix on Linux is now a reality (benjaminkerensa.com)
24 points by _asuk on Nov 16, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments

This is a bit premature. The article points out that an announcement may be imminent but doesn't have any actual information on how to run Netflix on Ubuntu.

(But there is a tantalizing screenshot. I do believe it's possible, just not public yet.)

I'm not convinced this is that great. I'm happy for it, but it's something that's really only news for those who already use linux as their primary OS. If this was a native solution (a REAL native solution, not a patched, custom-compiled version of WINE), then I'd be converting my television box to ubuntu right now, but it's not. It's still just a hack. Netflix needs to be convinced to stop using windows/osx-only code in their player, so that everyone can use it.

Agreed, this is through wine, but if this is real, it's awesome!

Edit : Actually, it does look real : http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIyO... Basically, silverlight through a patched version of wine. Good Work!

Groan... all we need is DRM in Silverlight. I hate DRM, but I like Netflix. Why can't we just get M$ to allow their DRM code to run on Linux?? That would solve the problem without all this WINE non-sense.

Compiling. Too excited for this.

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