Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default Dock

Fuduntu 2013.1Fuduntu 2013.1 has been released today, bringing Netflix, Steam and E17 stable support, along with Jockey for proprietary video driver installation and other changes and updates.
Fuduntu is a Linux distribution forked from Fedora that uses GNOME 2 by default, which provides rolling updated for non-GNOME2 packages so you get the latest updates for applications such as VLC, Chromium, Firefox and so on while using a stable desktop.

Fuduntu SteamSteam for Linux running in Fuduntu

The latest Fuduntu 2013.1 features support for Netflix (it’s the Netflix Desktop app that uses Wine, about which we’ve talked about a while back), Steam beta (but obviously, this isn’t supported by the Steam developers) and E17 so to install them, simple use yum and install “steam”, “netflix-desktop” or “fuduntu-enlightenment” packages.

Fuduntu Cairo Dock
Another change in Fuduntu 2013.1 is the replacement of the default task switcher / dock: instead of Avant Window Navigator (which is no longer maintained and doesn’t build with the latest glib), Fuduntu now uses Cairo Dock, with a beautiful theme that looks pretty much the same as the AWN theme used previously. Cairo Dock is highly configurable and comes with many applets and themes by default.
Those who upgrade to the latest Fuduntu instead of a fresh install, will get Cairo Dock but it will not be enabled by default – to enable it, go to System > Preferences > Bottom Panel Chooser and select Dock.
The new version also features Jockey for installing proprietary video drivers and DuckDuckGo.com is now used as the default search engine in Fuduntu. Also, Jupiter, the once popular power management applet, has been removed from the default installation because, as you probably know, its development stopped and most of its features are now available in the Linux Kernel anyway..
Other updates included in Fuduntu 2013.1:
Kernel 3.6.9Gimp 2.8.2Thunderbird 17.0Firefox 17.0 (not installed by default)Chromium 23.0.1271.97VLC 2.0.5Xorg 1.12WINE 1.5.18 (not installed by default)QEMU 1.0.1 (not installed by default)

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Fuduntu 2013.1 Released With Netflix, Steam And E17 Support, New Default Dock

Fuduntu 2013.1Fuduntu 2013.1 has been released today, bringing Netflix, Steam and E17 stable support, along with Jockey for proprietary video driver installation and other changes and updates.
Fuduntu is a Linux distribution forked from Fedora that uses GNOME 2 by default, which provides rolling updated for non-GNOME2 packages so you get the latest updates for applications such as VLC, Chromium, Firefox and so on while using a stable desktop.

Fuduntu SteamSteam for Linux running in Fuduntu

The latest Fuduntu 2013.1 features support for Netflix (it’s the Netflix Desktop app that uses Wine, about which we’ve talked about a while back), Steam beta (but obviously, this isn’t supported by the Steam developers) and E17 so to install them, simple use yum and install “steam”, “netflix-desktop” or “fuduntu-enlightenment” packages.

Fuduntu Cairo Dock
Another change in Fuduntu 2013.1 is the replacement of the default task switcher / dock: instead of Avant Window Navigator (which is no longer maintained), Fuduntu now uses Cairo Dock, with a beautiful theme that looks pretty much the same as the AWN theme used previously. Cairo Dock is highly configurable and comes with many applets and themes by default.
Those who upgrade to the latest Fuduntu instead of a fresh install, will get Cairo Dock but it will not be enabled by default – to enable it, go to System > Preferences > Bottom Panel Chooser and select Dock.
The new version also features Jockey for installing proprietary video drivers and DuckDuckGo.com is now used as the default search engine in Fuduntu. Also, Jupiter, the once popular power management applet, has been removed from the default installation because, as you probably know, its development stopped.
Other updates included in Fuduntu 2013.1:
Kernel 3.6.9Gimp 2.8.2Thunderbird 17.0Firefox 17.0 (not installed by default)Chromium 23.0.1271.97VLC 2.0.5Xorg 1.12WINE 1.5.18 (not installed by default)QEMU 1.0.1 (not installed by default)

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How To Use Netflix In Ubuntu Through Wine (PPA Available)

Netflix is finally working on Linux! No, there’s no native Linux Netflix application, but with a patched Wine build, you can now use Netflix under Linux.
netflix ubuntu

Thanks to a campaign by IHeartUbuntu to get Netflix running on Ubuntu and the work of Erich Hoover, Ubuntu users can now use Netflix through Wine (with some patches) and Microsoft Silverlight, all installable from a PPA.
For those who are not familiar with Netflix, this is an on-demand TV shows & movies streaming service available in USA, Canada, South America, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Danmark, Norway and Finland.

Install Netflix Desktop application (with patched Wine) in Ubuntu
netflix ubuntu
I like to test everything I post, but since Netflix is not available where I live, I was unable to test this. Hopefully it will work for you using the instructions below.
To add the PPA and install the patched WINE and everything required to use Netflix in Ubuntu Raring, Quantal, Precise or Oneiric, use the commands below:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
The commands above will install a patched WINE which doesn’t overwrite your current Wine installation, along with a Netflix web app that automatically downloads and installs Firefox for Windows and Microsoft Silverlight. The Netflix app is available for both 32bit and 64bit while the patched Wine package is only available for 32bit, but it should work on 64bit thanks to Ubuntu’s multi-arch support.
If you get the following error on 64bit:
netflix-desktop : Depends: wine-compholio (> 1.5.16) but it is not installablemake sure the universe, multiverse and restricted repositories are enabled via Software Sources (on the first tab). To open Software Sources in Ubuntu 12.10, go to System Settings > Software Sources or, in Ubuntu 12.04 or older, you can access it via Ubuntu Software Center > Edit menu > Software Sources. Then run an “sudo apt-get update” and try to install netflix-desktop again and it should work.
Once installed, you can launch the Netflix Desktop web app through Dash / the menu. By default, the application runs in full screen but you can exit full screen mode by pressing F11.

Using Netflix Desktop app & patched Wine in other Linux distributions
For other Linux distributions: to get Netflix to work, see the instructions available @ iheartubuntu.com and compholio.com (use the patches from compholio!).
Fuduntu users: the patched Wine is already available in the Fuduntu repositories, so all you have to do is install Firefox for Windows and Microsoft Silverlight to be able to use Netflix.

For Arch Linux, Netflix Desktop can be installed via AUR.

Using the custom Netflix Wine build for other websites that require Silverlight
firefox ubuntu silverlight

Tip: since the Netflix Desktop web app comes with just a window titlebar (no menu, tabs, address bar, etc.), if you want to use this custom Wine build with other websites that require the Microsoft Silverlight plugin, launch Firefox for Windows (Wine) from the newly created desktop shortcut. Or, to launch it from Unity’s Dash, search for “Mozilla Firefox” (the native Firefox application for Linux should show up as “Mozilla Firefox Browser” so the names are not identical).

Alternatively, in the Netflix Desktop web app, you can use F11 (to exit full screen), then press ALT + V and from the View > Toolbar menu, enable the Menu Bar and Navigation Toolbar.

thanks to iheartubuntu.com for the info and screenshots

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