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tylerc230
February 13th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Netflix is not available for Linux because Silverlight is not available on Linux. Today I read this article: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/96258,silverlight-shines-on-linux.aspx Which basically states that Novell has been working with MS and are now offering Silverlight functionality (via Mono) on Linux. Does this mean we get Netflix on Linux soon?

PHermas
February 13th, 2009, 03:19 PM
short answer, no. netflix requires silverlight 2.0, moonlight 1.0 is compatible with silverlight 1.0. although this is promising news i read moonlight alpha 2.0 will be ready by june, but who knows.

Fritz
February 13th, 2009, 08:37 PM
The Mono project does have support for silverlight 2.0 on their roadmap (http://www.mono-project.com/MoonlightRoadmap) for this year (with an alpha possible as soon as march). I would say that there is a good chance that within 6 months we will see some real results.

bbzzdd
February 14th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Yeah, but will it support the PlayReady DRM that Netflix uses? I don't think it will.

Roofus86
February 14th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Netflix is not available for Linux because Silverlight is not available on Linux. Today I read this article: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/96258,silverlight-shines-on-linux.aspx Which basically states that Novell has been working with MS and are now offering Silverlight functionality (via Mono) on Linux. Does this mean we get Netflix on Linux soon?

Just to give you an idea of what kind of wait you're in for... we don't even have Netflix on the Windows version yet.