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Old 05-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #5281
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Netflix. If android and chromeOS can have it, why not gnu/linux?!
 
Old 05-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #5282
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Netflix.
It's coming.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5172377

Accepting DRM is part of the price, of course.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:02 PM   #5283
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It's coming.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5172377

Accepting DRM is part of the price, of course.
That's fine with me. Anyway today's linux distros have some proprietary elements in them like flash, ATI/Nvidia drivers and so on. The good thing about linux is we have choices to be like RMS i.e a FOSS purest or be like most everyone, use a combination of both FOSS and proprietary elements in our distro.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 04:33 AM   #5284
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You can use Netflix on Linux by installing Pipelight. It works brilliantly for Sky Sports as well.

http://fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html
 
Old 05-22-2014, 05:00 PM   #5285
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Thanks, but I rather use actual program from the Netflix INC. development team. I can wait.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 05:28 PM   #5286
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Well, you would use that... Pipelight is just a "replacement" (it's not an actual replacement -- it's more like a "bridge" program -- think WINE for browser plugins) for Silverlight (a Microsoft product), on top of which Netflix runs...
 
Old 05-23-2014, 04:31 AM   #5287
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There probably won't be a netflix program ever. Netflix uses Silverlight within the browser all Pipelight does is use WINE to allow Silverlight to function. I use it all the time (every night)and it runs better on Linux than on my Mac.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 02:16 AM   #5288
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ok here are my favourites

1. Adobe Pagemaker 7
2. Sigil
 
Old 06-03-2014, 06:46 AM   #5289
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Netflix on Mint

I followed the advice on http://namhuy.net/1867/how-to-instal...nd-fedora.html and have a menu item which logs me into my Netflix account on Mint 15. It works fine.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 08:40 AM   #5290
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Port Adobe Acrobat?

I'm new to Linux (LM16 KDE), and on a fixed, minimal, income so money is tight. So far, Acrobat is the only thing that I have not found a free alternate for. I noted one of the responses said that Wine would let a MS program work. I'm assuming Wine is a well-"known" (established???) program, so then what I want to know is, if I install Wine, I should be able to use Acrobat, right? I'm liking Linux and while reading posts, etc is like being on a different planet, I've managed to make do, most things. There's only one program I REALLY miss, and there's nothing in Linux for it, nor any need for it, except for me.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-03-2014, 11:51 AM   #5291
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Software ported

I would very much like to see one of the commercial income tax preparation programs (TaxCut etc) ported to Linux. I would be happy to pay AT LEAST as much as the windows version costs (~$50 US.) This year I had to buy a new computer to get the latest Windows for the software.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 12:07 PM   #5292
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Damned netflix, its not avaible here (australia). Yes, its possible, but you have to break the teams and conditions with and use a VPN.

I'd rather they didnt put DRM into browsers just sop that some of the world can get unenven access to videos.....

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I'm new to Linux (LM16 KDE), and on a fixed, minimal, income so money is tight. So far, Acrobat is the only thing that I have not found a free alternate for. I noted one of the responses said that Wine would let a MS program work. I'm assuming Wine is a well-"known" (established???) program, so then what I want to know is, if I install Wine, I should be able to use Acrobat, right? I'm liking Linux and while reading posts, etc is like being on a different planet, I've managed to make do, most things. There's only one program I REALLY miss, and there's nothing in Linux for it, nor any need for it, except for me.
Acrobat being adobe acrobat, pdf creator/editor?

There are multipule pdf utilites with linux.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Unix_and_Linux

WINE basic description-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_%28software%29

WINE is a cludge, use a linux native program if at all possible.

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:36 PM   #5293
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I'm new to Linux (LM16 KDE), and on a fixed, minimal, income so money is tight. So far, Acrobat is the only thing that I have not found a free alternate for. I noted one of the responses said that Wine would let a MS program work. I'm assuming Wine is a well-"known" (established???) program, so then what I want to know is, if I install Wine, I should be able to use Acrobat, right? I'm liking Linux and while reading posts, etc is like being on a different planet, I've managed to make do, most things. There's only one program I REALLY miss, and there's nothing in Linux for it, nor any need for it, except for me.

Thanks!
Acrobat will not run well on Wine, as you can see here it has only a silver rating. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=30353
If you really have to run Acrobat (as cascade9 posted, you should try to switch to Linux native software) you might want to do that in a virtual machine running Windows to get full functionality.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 01:15 PM   #5294
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2. Sigil
Available for Linux. Do your own build, or get one of these packages:

https://code.google.com/p/sigil/wiki...DistroPackages
 
Old 06-03-2014, 02:07 PM   #5295
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Thanks, y'all. You gave me the info I needed. The whole purpose of going to Linux was to escape Windows/MS, and so far, the one app that I use a LOT is obsolete, and has been for years, so I've been converting the data in that app to spreadsheets and db's. It's not as handy, but it works. Acrobat isn't a use-everyday thing, so I can probably manage w/o out. At this point, I haven't totally converted this particular machine, yet, just in case I run into something I have to have in Windows, until I can find another option. I don't do a lot of stuff on the computer, so it's not like I need 100's of apps.
 
  


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