Quote:So I went into PCWorld, stumbled across the article (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2013431/10-reasons-to-choose-ubuntu-12-10-over-windows-8.html?page=2), saw the comment with the link (http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/opensource/open-source-community-up-in-arms-over-proprietary-software-for-ubuntu/3998?tag=main), typed...
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
in KDE's Konsole program and launched netflix-desktop! OH! I can't wait to get my membership reactivated! Ah, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers! I've watched the previous episodes of Power Rangers and I'm going to see if it works.
OH, THE JOY!!! I CAN WATCH MOVIES AND TV SHOWS!!!
Checking Amazon Prime (oh, my trial is almost up and I'm about to cancel it and so I did)... Same there.
Is First 48 and Parking Wars in Netflix (old episodes)? Nah, but at least I could pay for it in Amazon. Oh, forget it.
Well, Netflix is a lot easier for me to browse in my opinion compared to Amazon (simplicity is great for Netflix) and you know what? Launching netflix-desktop is like launching Firefox in full screen -- at least using WINE since Netflix requires Silverlight, which supports DRM.
I'd bring in closed source software even though I'm a very big open source advocate. :)
Next step will be to bring in Steam for Linux once it goes out of beta.
I really don't use Windows 7 for a couple of months as I find it time-consuming and bothersome just to switch between Windows 7 and my beloved Kubuntu 12.04.
I had mixed luck with Silverlight in WINE previously. I think I have some reading to do!
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