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Old 02-26-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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compleat newbie, need any help there is

Hello all
this is my first attempt get away from windows. I have so many questions Iím unsure where to begin. I just got zorin os 9 ultimate and so far have gotten online but that is all. I cant access my DVD player, or download my windows games from my thumb-drive. also i have Mozilla for my browser but google keeps trying to take over. also cannot play movies on net-flex or Amazon. In other words i am a helpless newbie. After i have posted my first thread i'm going to try find similar threads. By the way I'm mike. thanks for your time.
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You've probably made the wrong choice of distro. If you wanted something that works
from the install then you need a distro that comes with flashplayer and audio/video
codecs already installed like linux Mint.

Anyway, as Zorin is based on Ubuntu open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Try and see if youtube videos work on Firefox.

Netflix is different however and seraching "netflix linux" on google has many
results. Among the best answers is below:
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:33 AM   #3
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Not sure, but I believe Chrome is the only browser which has DRM support in Linux to watch Netflix, etc.
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