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Posted 19 February 2013 - 21:32

Not until netflix changes their encoding scheme, or microsoft gets with the program and writes more unix software. netflix relies on silverlight technology, developed by the big M.
It is possible, like on the WesternDigital Live boxes, to write a secure app for netflix for specific unix distros. Yes I can see it coming to this distribution. But generically speaking, its unlikley netflix will be supported in unix, kinda like BluRay or DVD. (of course anythings possible with work-arounds/emulators/hackery, like DeCSS)

but you can use silverlight just fine on linux (well not official silverlight but from my experience it works just as good) http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/
so that should be a non issue i would think. official silverlight support would be nice but in the meantime this works just fine


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 21:50

but you can use silverlight just fine on linux (well not official silverlight but from my experience it works just as good) http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/
so that should be a non issue i would think. official silverlight support would be nice but in the meantime this works just fine


Moonlight lacks Microsoft's proprietary DRM.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 23:24

but you can use silverlight just fine on linux (well not official silverlight but from my experience it works just as good) http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/
so that should be a non issue i would think. official silverlight support would be nice but in the meantime this works just fine


Does it work with Sky Go?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:44

It looks fine and all but I don't anything yet that will convince me to switch from Android. Maybe that will change in time.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 19:50

It looks fine and all but I don't anything yet that will convince me to switch from Android. Maybe that will change in time.


Thats the problem!, Any strategy they gain some level of success on - Andriod will simply just absorb within their branding.

For me I think this is a very specific market, Linux is enough to make my friends say, "That is cool? Windows cannot do that" but that is as far as it goes.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 19:52

I would jump at the chance to get rid of droid for ubuntu on my tablet, droid just doesn't seem to have the backbone to be a solid OS yet

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:08

I would jump at the chance to get rid of droid for ubuntu on my tablet, droid just doesn't seem to have the backbone to be a solid OS yet


You know what, here is a little story for you.

I use to travel a lot while setting up IT infrastructure in various countries. I bought a Netbook when this became popular; so that I did not have to carry around my Laptop, that I had at the time. I work with Linux day to day at work and I thought how fantastic would it be, if I put Linux on this Netbook. (I would have it all)

The machine became damaged and it was time for an upgrade and I found a Apple iPad on my desk - I was quite flexible to the situation. (Nice! New toy to play with)

I was traveling and a server went down - this is when I noticed how limiting the device was. We have 1 application for tunneling, 1 application for encryption and an application for SSH connectivity.

Of course you need to remember information for all three because if you left anyone of the apps - the application would start in the beginning.

(I thought Netbooks made sense.)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:15

You know what, here is a little story for you.

I use to travel a lot while setting up IT infrastructure in various countries. I bought a Netbook when this became popular; so that I did not have to carry around my Laptop, that I had at the time. I work with Linux day to day at work and I thought how fantastic would it be, if I put Linux on this Netbook. (I would have it all)

The machine became damaged and it was time for an upgrade and I found a Apple iPad on my desk - I was quite flexible to the situation. (Nice! New toy to play with)

I was traveling and a server went down - this is when I noticed how limiting the device was. We have 1 application for tunneling, 1 application for encryption and an application for SSH connectivity.

Of course you need to remember information for all three because if you left anyone of the apps - the application would start in the beginning.

(I thought Netbooks made sense.)

You've explained a scenario where a desktop OS on a dockable tablet makes perfect sense.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 21:12

You've explained a scenario where a desktop OS on a dockable tablet makes perfect sense.


Correct!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:10

I would jump at the chance to get rid of droid for Windows 8 on my tablet, droid just doesn't seem to have the backbone to be a solid OS yet


FTFY.....

Unbuntu hasn't been all it's cracked up to be for me.... had lots of problems with it.... only luck I have it with... shockingly... is in a hyper-v or vmware vm. It acts better in a VM than actual physical hardware for some strange reason. I installed it on a few client machines and they all had thier own specialness to them.... specially with wireless. :( Fedora and Mint work fine with wireless but Ubuntu seems to be very touchy ;(

Also had lots of problems with the package manager acting like a spazzing sheep lately.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:18

FTFY.....

Unbuntu hasn't been all it's cracked up to be for me.... had lots of problems with it.... only luck I have it with... shockingly... is in a hyper-v or vmware vm. It acts better in a VM than actual physical hardware for some strange reason. I installed it on a few client machines and they all had thier own specialness to them.... specially with wireless. :( Fedora and Mint work fine with wireless but Ubuntu seems to be very touchy ;(

Also had lots of problems with the package manager acting like a spazzing sheep lately.


:laugh: Thanks for the fix

I've only really installed Ubuntu on my Laptop as a main OS, and for some reason trying to install it via wubi on my main PC does nothing, wubi won't even load, and last time I dual booted something disastrous happened, I forget exactly what but it was bad enough to make me remember not to do it again

And dual booting on the laptop with any other OS results in my Windows OS being corrupted, even though it is on a separate partition, I get 1 successful boot to windows every 10 attempts if I'm dual booting, so I use that 1 successful attempt to repair windows and delete the other partition - there is no error, it just cuts out as if I was holding the power button while it booted, then it tries to boot again

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:23

Oh wow that's special isn't it???!!! yah think they would have that down pat by now.... Thing is distro makers spend more time arguing rather then innovating, so I'm not suprised in the least about that one....

dual booting linux and windows in that way you presented is like drinking mcdonalds coffee and vodka.... it makes you feel like crap... LOL.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:29

dual booting linux and windows in that way you presented is like drinking mcdonalds coffee and vodka.... it makes you feel like crap... LOL.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:30

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Mmmmm, Coffee and Vodka...... Arggghhhh...... drool..... :p


As long as it's decent coffee :coffee:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:32

As long as it's decent coffee :coffee:


Yea, none of that instant pap

Mmmm, instant pap.... Aghrhrhhh...