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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 02:07:24 AM »
 

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Microsoft Silverlight is sort of popular. Primary uses are for Amazon Prime members (For TV Shows / Movies) or a regular users of Netflix. I am not sure of anything else that uses Silverlight.

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If I had a low-resource PC with XP and wanted to have Linux Lite, I'd set it up as a 'dual boot', watch Netflix in XP, and do everything else in LL. As I have stated previously, running Netflix, Silverlight, and WINE is just too much drag on a system unless you have 2 GB RAM+ for 32-bit, and 4 GB RAM for 64-bit. At that point, you might as well just run Windows 7.

What's making Silverlight more and more popular is that you get better video performance at low bandwidths than over Flash, but the biggest reason is that none of the Flash video downloaders can do anything with Silverlight video, and, short of screen capture, no one has developed a way to circumvent this.

AFAIK, Silverlight video comes to you in bits and pieces, then Silverlight reassembles it all into something watchable at the distant end. It's a miracle it even works in XP...

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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 06:32:00 PM »
 

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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0 BT Ssport update
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2014, 12:07:52 PM »
 

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https://community.bt.com/t5/Watching-BT-Sport-via-the-App-or/BT-Sport-and-Linux/td-p/983178/page/8  and work back.

This has been an ongoing discussion for some time apparently.
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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 07:25:44 AM »
 

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Over in the UK  BT sport channel on internet uses silverlight = One of the promotional spin offs for signing up to BT internet as an ISP.  Goes head to head with SKY sport.  Therefore having BT sport working on LL in my opinion would make the transition decision  for UK XP transition users easier to make.

I know that HTML5 is supposed to be the way ahead but BT sports gives no indication of what they are going to do in the future AFAIK. might be worth asking them?

One target group in the K is the "Silver Surfer" who are most likely to be/have been XP  users.  Anything that makes that transition less painful would be ideal. - The ethos of LL anyway??

We have the university of the third age U3A over here and LL could be promoted as a viable alternative through that group to extend the life of older laptops/printers/scanners etc. and the participant of te group as well ? :)

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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 09:08:27 PM »
 

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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
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Hi Valtam,

Some info on Silverlight usage:

http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cp-silverlight/all/all

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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
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Microsoft Silverlight is sort of popular. Primary uses are for Amazon Prime members (For TV Shows / Movies) or a regular users of Netflix. I am not sure of anything else that uses Silverlight.
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Re: Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 11:27:19 AM »
 

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While I don't use it personally (wasn't even sure what it was, had to Google it) I don't see any harm including it as an optional installation. The only possible downside - more work for LL developers/maintainers :).
 

Pipelight in Linux Lite 2.0
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I'm thinking of adding the ability to install this in 2.0 but I am unsure of it's 'popularity' and use out in the wild.
Is this something that users really need? I'm loathed to include MS technologies, but the community may demand this as a necessary.
What do you guys think? How often do windows folk use silverlight in their daily computing?

You can test it by using the following:

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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
 

 

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