Ubuntu: Is there an equivalent of Silverlight?



Question:

I need Silverlight installed on my Ubuntu system, so that I can see some of the Microsoft websites(mainly videos).

Are there any alternatives to Silverlight in Ubuntu? If so, what are they and how do I install them?


Solution:1

Moonlight is an open source Silverlight implementation written in Mono. You can download it here: http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/


Solution:2

pipelight released and we can use it for silverlight as a best alternative moonlight.

to install that open your terminal and type as

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio  sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mqchael/pipelight  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install pipelight  


Solution:3

Pipelight is the best alternative to Silverlight plugin in Ubuntu. Just open the terminal and add the following repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install pipelight  

There is no need to do anything else. The installed plugin should appear among addons in your Internet browser and you should enjoy watching silverlight videos :) I have tested it in Firefox.


Solution:4

There is Moonlight that is a project from Novell.

Moonlight is available in different forms:


Solution:5

After you install pipelight, you also need to run two commmands with Ubuntu 14.04, as per this IT World page.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install pipelight  sudo pipelight-plugin --update  sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight  

I have tested this with Amazon instant video and it works!


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