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Linux Gains Netflix Support, Unofficially

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Here’s are words I never thought I’d write: Netflix works on Linux. Not officially, of course: Instead, it relies on sophisticated hacks to the Wine compatibility layer. Still, this could be a very big deal in the open source world, where for years users have vainly pleaded with Netflix for a Linux client, while also trying to implement their own solutions with little success. As many longtime Linux users now, Netflix streaming — which depends on Microsoft Silverlight technology that (unsurprisingly) is supported only on Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows and Apple ( NASDAQ: AA (IT news)