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Linux Mint 16 Petra has been released so it’s time for a review. The newest release of Linux Mint is always a big deal in the Linux world, and I’ve been looking forward to checking out Linux Mint 16 for a while. Please note that I’m going to cover the Cinnamon version of Linux Mint 16 in this review. I’ll do a separate review for the MATE version later. What’s New in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Here’s a sample of the new features in this release: Cinnamon 2.0 MDM 1.4 USB stick support Performance improvements Software Manager improvements System improvements Artwork improvements Linux kernel 3.11 Ubuntu 13.10 package base Cinnamon Cinnamon 2.0 comes with sound effects for events, a better user management applet, improved edge-tiling as well as edge-snapping. Nemo has better MIME handling so it’s easier to associate applications and commands with file types. It’s also faster than in the last release of Linux Mint. The file operations window will now show as an icon in the system tray if you close it. There’s quite a bit in Cinnamon 2.0, more than I can cover in this review. You can see a full list of Cinnamon 2.0 improvements in the announcement on Segfault. […]
Not being able to utilize the Netflix video streaming service has been an issue on the Linux desktop for the past few years. This is due to the fact that Netflix utilizes Microsoft’s Silverlight technology for video playback.
For the last few months though we have been able to watch Netflix in our native browsers on Linux using a Wine pluggin wrapper called Pipelight. Today I would like to walk you through the short process of using Pipelight to watch Netflix under Bodhi Linux.
Step 1 – Install Chromium or Firefox
Pipelight needs Chromium or Firefox to work. So if you are still using Bodhi’s default browser Midori – you will need to install one of these other two browser. You can obtain your browser of choice by clicking on one of the links below:
Step 2 – Install Pipelight
Next we need to install the Pipelight plugin by clicking on the link below:
Pipelight depends on the Microsoft corefonts package. This means that if you do not already have these fonts installed they will be installed as part of the installation of Pipelight. When installing these fonts you need to agree to an EULA, to navigate to the Accept button you will need to use the tab key, and then press the enter button to select it.
Step 5 (Optional) – Add Netflix to the Permanent Spoof List
If you are like me then you hate having to manually click a button and change your user agent string back and forth every time you visit the Netflix site. Thankfully the User Agent Switcher for Chromium as a “Permanent Spoof List”. Simply add the URLs shown in the image below to identify as Windows Firefox 3.5 (note the * at the end of the URLs – it is important):
Enjoy! If you have any questions or issues feel free to drop a comment below or open a support request on the Bodhi user forums.