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How to install Microsoft Silverlight on Ubuntu [Guide]

pipelight-logo [1]Are you an Ubuntu user that is frustrated with the lack of Silverlight support on Ubuntu? You’re in luck! This guide will teach you a trick that you can do to get Silverlight support right in your native Linux browser with Pipelight! Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

This guide will be making use of Pipelight, a plugin that brings Microsoft Silverlight to Linux.

Pipelight is able to work on other Linux distributions, but the process covered in this guide is specific to Ubuntu; it will work on all versions of Ubuntu.

Pipelight has been confirmed to work pretty much flawlessly with Netflix [2], Maxdome [3] and Sumo 2 [4].

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How To Install Microsoft Silverlight On Ubuntu

To install Microsoft Silverlight on Ubuntu, do the following:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pipelight

rm -rf ~/.wine-pipelight/

Done!

Conclusion

Silverlight is a plugin that has long plagued Linux users. Since Silverlight is not available on Linux, sites like Netflix are a no-go. Luckily, Piplelight exists. Now you’re able to enjoy all of your favorite Netflix movies right on your Ubuntu powered PC. Enjoy!