[TriLUG] Watch Netflix streaming video on Linux? YES!

John Vaughters jvaughters04 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 4 17:02:37 EST 2012

Whining about wine. 

Seriously, if it was not a complete solution, I doubt I would even test it out. Wine is a hack and has a limited future. Who really cares about running Windows SW on a linux box. I try harder every day to distance myself from windows. The last thing I want to do is try to hack some software of an OS that is slipping away. People wonder why the new Windows releases are continuously stagnant? Well, the tech community used to buy Windows immediately after the release, and then subsequently work it into their business as soon as they got the funding. Now it is just a headache that needs to eventually get done. Enthusiasts are mostly gone. I personally cringe when having to deal with Windows Licensing issues, when I know that linux is just ready to go with no hassle. 

Having said all that you probably would not believe that I am an MS fan.... but I am. I love windows for what it is, but I do not waste time trying to make it something it is not ie. wine. 

Now if you got this far, here is something to ponder. Why is it that DROID has Netflix, but not Linux? I watch it on my Tab all the time. Works great no serious hesitation. It is a native solution, ie no wine. 

What this tells us is that the solution already exists and is being held back so one last whine about wine. It is a waste of time.

Sorry to be negative, but I think that if we look beyond Windows and focus on the fastest growing software, Linux. Then we end up with software that is easy to use and I agree 100% that Linux is a product that is fit for mainstream. I have seen the simplest users have no trouble using Ubuntu laptops for all their needs.

2 cents worth half that on a good day!

John Vaughters

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