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Netflix on Firefox
« on: March 22, 2017, 12:37:56 pm »
https://itsfoss.com/netflix-firefox-linux/

Might make a few peeps happy

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Re: Netflix on Firefox
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 01:08:59 pm »
Nice, they said it was coming .. cheers Zeb :)
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Re: Netflix on Firefox
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 05:45:20 pm »
For now.

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Re: Netflix on Firefox
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 12:36:50 pm »
Netflix on firefox is a good thing  :) for people who don't use chrome.

In the past I never understood why distro's never included Chrome as default browser, most new linux users want to watch netflix on  their desktop/laptop then come to find out they can't in linux.  >:(

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Re: Netflix on Firefox
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 04:27:54 pm »
It's impossible (legally) to include Google Chrome in a distro .. Chrome includes IP owned by third parties, they and Google won't entertain the idea of allowing it to be distributed by anyone other than Google.

If any distro included Chrome out of the box, they'd risk a legal response from Google and the third parties including (but not limited to) Adobe who own the IP rights to the included flashplayer.

See the Chrome terms of service (that users MUST agree to before installing Chrome):
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/privacy/eula_text.html

Google are happy for distros to distribute the open source version of Chrome that doesn't include the third party IP .. Chromium .. but they cannot give permission to distribute the IP owned by those third parties.
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Re: Netflix on Firefox
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 09:31:27 am »
Yeah, you have to install Chrome the same way you do in Windows or OSX, download a file and install it.  That way, you have to agree to their EULA.  It takes moments, depending on your Internet speed.  And, it's not like those other operating systems come with Firefox either.  One of the most annoying things in the world when I was a Windows user was having to download and install a bunch of programs to replace the horrid Windows defaults.  But, such is life and computing.  You sometimes have to go a few extra steps to get things set up how you like them.

I'm just glad Peppermint comes with Firefox these days.  I never really liked Chromium, but I always dealt with it when Peppermint came with it.  I just installed Firefox and moved on with my life.