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HowTo watch TV on your Linux pc

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There are a lot of digital TV channels that rely on Microsoft’s silverlight. For linux there was moonlight to replace silverlight, but it was only compatible with silverlight up to version 4. Unfortunately most digital TV services require version 5 or higher. Pipelight delivers the solution.

Pipelight is a special kind of browser plugin, that acts as a wrapper for Windows plugins like Silverlight, Flash, … and allows you to use them in native Linux browsers. Pipelight installation instructions for various distros can be found here. Typing the following instructions in a terminal window installed pipelight on both my Xubuntu 12.04 and 13.10 pc’s.

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In the Fedora installer, you can choose your desired desktop (and Debian does this, too)

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I've certainly used this feature in the Debian installer to create Xfce and LXDE systems, and I'm looking forward to doing it with the Fedora installer in the future. (Disclaimer: I did my recent Fedora Xfce installations from the excellent live media that are part of the Fedora Spins portion of the project.)

I love both of these distributions, Debian and Fedora, even when they frustrate the hell out of me. If that doesn't come through in all of this writing, I humbly apologize.

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