Netflix Now Runs On Linux
Aspiring power users are running Netflix video streaming on Linux.
Erich Hoover has just won a months-old IHeartUbuntu contest to find a way to get Netflix running. Users have been wanting a way to run Netflix on Linux for years and years. Until today, the Netflix DRM required Linux users to install Microsoft Windows to watch Netflix.
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The instructions are verified for 32-bit Ubuntu and available here. 32-bit users will be installing git, pulling WINE, downloading patches, installing WINE patches, and downloading Silverlight 4 and Firefox for Windows. Installing software from the command line may be difficult for new users, so perhaps they should wait until a PPA is released for the patched WINE. 64-bit users are also advised to wait. Although the instructions are Ubuntu-specific, Users familiar with patching WINE should be able to use the WINE patches and get Netflix on their non-Ubuntu distributions.
Users on the IHeartUbuntu page are also encouraged to donate money to the WINE project.