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Can I Watch Netflix on Linux?

Yes! Yes you can! Here’s How:

For the longest time you were not able to watch Netflix on Linux computers and laptops because of a proprietary technology that Netflix uses called Silverlight. What is Silverlight? In a nutshell, Silverlight is a plug-in owned by Microsoft that is able to improve the quality of streaming video. In 2014, Netflix started switching over from Silverlight to a version of HTML5 that they use. This But thanks to engineers at both Netflix and Ubuntu, you are now able to watch Netflix via the Chrome Browser. This isn’t limited to the Ubuntu version of Linux either. You can watch it on any Linux distro! Chrome is the one that updated their browser so that it could stream Netflix on Linux operating systems. The Previous Workaround: The previous method of watching Netflix was to install Wine, which is virtualization software that enables people to run Windows programs in the Linux environment. The new update from Chrome, which enables you to watch Netflix, also mentions that they blocked this method from being effective anyway. Anyone that’s spent hours creating workarounds on a Linux distro understands how frustrating it can be when a company blocks your method. Resources Mentioned in this Article: Ubuntu.com – watch Netflix in Chrome Microsoft.com – About Silverlight.… Read the rest
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Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Available Now (in Beta)

The Most User-Friendly Linux Distro Has a New Version

Linux Mint, the one Distro that Linux-users usually recommend to non-Linux users looking to make the transition from Windows, has a new version out, named ‘Sarah’. Some Early Details about the Release: – It will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial Xerus‘ – This latest update comes with full support until 2021. – A new touchpad configuaration. – The ‘Update Manager’ has gotten an update. – Steam, Spotify and Dropbox have been added to the Software Manager and are now easier to install. Click here to read a full run-down of new features. While this is an exciting new update, we should make clear that this is a ‘beta’. So if you’re a brand-new Windows user looking to switch to Linux, you should opt for the latest stable release of Linux Mint instead of downloading this Beta. ruby tuesday couponRead the rest