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Use a VM heart.gif

While it's not a hassle to use a VM... That shouldn't have to be the solution.
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While it's not a hassle to use a VM... That shouldn't have to be the solution.

True, but I believe Netflix uses Silverlight? Which is Microsoft so likely-hood of Linux getting it.... unlikely, unless they have enough reason to make something compatible with Linux.
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True, but I believe Netflix uses Silverlight? Which is Microsoft so likely-hood of Linux getting it.... unlikely, unless they have enough reason to make something compatible with Linux.

I mean, we do have open-source alternative Moonlight. But IIRC, it seems that the project has come to a halt. Also, I think the main reason why they can't use it is since there is no DRM implementation. But don't quote me on that.
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I mean, we do have open-source alternative Moonlight. But IIRC, it seems that the project has come to a halt. Also, I think the main reason why they can't use it is since there is no DRM implementation. But don't quote me on that.

That seems to be the reason from Netflix, they've said time after time they won't use anything that doesn't have DRM.
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I hate what Ubuntu turned into. For some reason it seems more bloated than any windows i installed.
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True, but I believe Netflix uses Silverlight? Which is Microsoft so likely-hood of Linux getting it.... unlikely, unless they have enough reason to make something compatible with Linux.

I mean, we do have open-source alternative Moonlight. But IIRC, it seems that the project has come to a halt. Also, I think the main reason why they can't use it is since there is no DRM implementation. But don't quote me on that.
That's correct, they have everything that would be required for Netfilx except the DRM implementations.
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LOL. Threads like this make me laugh and sad at the same time.

Why the hell would Linux need D3D/DX? OpenGL is as good or better (in capabilities but people seem to claim it's twice as hellish to write for). Programs...honestly if it wasn't for the rare proprietary format of some things like docx (which still screws up LibreOffice for some reason with extra blank pages and missing pages) or other programs internal formats I can't really see a reason to stick to windows. My school work (video lectures because Tegrity is a system made by idiots) and games are about it. Hell...with makemkv I'll probably have bluray access going. Photoshop...well, if Adobe can make it for a unix base like OSX then they sure as hell can make it for Linux...or they could just let the community do it. rolleyes.gif

Though I for one have never gotten the default Ubuntu to work (UNR did) while Kubuntu has yet to let me down. Weird how a DE changes things.
     
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I keep trying the newest iterations of Gnome and unity, and I can't bring myself to come over from Gnome2.

Mint 10 + wine for Office for my CR-48 and can't ask for more.
    
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I know this is bound to insight a flame fest but.........

This is why many power users, like myself, have moved from Linux and Windows to OS X.

Say what you want about idevices or apple is this or that but if you want the best UNIX on the planet you want a Mac. With a program like vmware fusion, one can run windows right on the desktop and even have windows apps appear on your Mac desktop in their native format.

Ad to that things like Silverlight, Creative Suite, and many other commercial apps and you have the best of both worlds.

You can run most Linux apps right on your Mac as well, even entire desktop environments through X11 if you need to.

Hate all you want but OS X does it all.
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Interesting. I like Ubuntu, but I can't seem to comprehend why Netflix works on Android and not Ubuntu?
Doesn't the HUGE android market help Linux out in anyway? Or is Android so different than desktop flavors of Linux (like Ubuntu)?

1) Android = ARM only
2) There is a better possible DRM implementation on Android
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