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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Netflix Finally works on Linux

After years of waiting.  Netflix finally works with the baseline install (and apt-get dist-upgrade) of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  Additionally, the performance seems to be much better than Silverlight plugin on Windows 7.

I also installed a few packages from the blog article posted here:

The post at the link above is by far the most thorough and well documented guide to configuring Netflix to work with Ubuntu.  I did have to reboot my system after performing the steps, otherwise Netflix throws an error which I now cannot replicate to provide further information.

Thanks to the perseverance of the Ubuntu community, Netflix is finally supported and the Ubuntu distribution is going to get a lot more footing in the war of operating systems for desktop PCs.  Since it's still free, I'll be sticking with Ubuntu before spending any money on a Windows operating system.

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