Like it or not, there are still some Microsoft technologies that are reluctant to be transported or taken to Canonical system. A good example of this is Silverlight, Microsoft’s technology, which while in the process of remodeling and from which we may benefit Ubuntu users, there are applications that use this technology, with Netflix, One of the most used applications in the last year. That is why I consider the use of Pipelight in ours Ubuntu, As it helps us alongside Wine to benefit from Silverlight in our Ubuntu.
How to install Pipelight on Ubuntu?
Pipelight it is not in our official repositories, so – as always – we need to use the Ubuntu console or terminal. So we opened the terminal and wrote
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: ehoover / compholio
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: mqchael / pipelight-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight
What these commands do is add packages to our repositories Pipelight and install it on our computer. Now all we have to do is install the Silverlight connector for our system, you can find it at this link.
With all this Pipelight should be working i Silverlight would be running through our Ubuntu without any problem. But with all this we could not use Netflix or similar platforms, for that we should go one step further, but this time in our browser. If we use Firefox we must have the plugin installed UA Control o User Agent Overrider and use one of the following agents:
Mozilla / 5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv: 15.0) Gecko / 20120427 Firefox / 15.0a1
Mozilla / 5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv: 22.0) Gecko / 20100101 Firefox / 22.0
Mozilla / 5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv: 23.0) Gecko / 20131011 Firefox / 23.0
If we use Chrome or Chromium, we just need to have it installed User Agent Switcher and check the option Windows Firefox, In preferences.
With all this done and working, we will be operational Pipelight and all that comes with it, although deep down, this application and system is still similar to Wine, moreover, it uses Wine algorithms and files, so if you have any problems with Pipelight, Try a install Wine.
As you can see, using Ubuntu has many advantages, including being able to choose how to use services like Netflix or new technologies or already known as Silverlight. Although as I say, there are other ways to have Silverlight and Netflix, Just search.
More Information – Wine 1.6 is released with over 10,000 changes,
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