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Re: [gNewSense-users] Netflix Instant online movies

From: Ali Gunduz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Netflix Instant online movies
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 01:28:34 -0400

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Patrick  wrote:
> Here's what Netflix says are system requirements:
>       Watching instantly on your computer
> Our apologies — instant watching is not supported for your operating system.
> Note that your current Internet browser is fully compatible with adding
> titles to the Instant Queue for later watching on compatible devices.
>       Complete System Requirements
> To watch instantly, you'll need a computer that meets the following minimum
> requirements:
>   * Windows
>         o Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Vista
>         o Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher; or Firefox 2 or higher
>         o 1.2 GHz processor
>         o 512 MB RAM
>   * Mac
>         o An Intel-based Mac with OS 10.4.8 or later
>         o Safari 3 or higher; or Firefox 2 or higher
>         o 1 GB RAM
> Me, again. Do I need to buy Windows XP in order to use one of the several
> ways to watch Netflix on my sNewSense computer? I read about a Mac emulator
> being able to get around the MS obstacle, but I don't know what an emulator
> is, and if I'd still have to buy the Mac OS. This computer was given to me,
> and it had Windows XP on it. I've formatted the hd to get the microtrash off
> it, but now that it's gone, I could use it for Netflix instant play. But I
> don't have the CD. Anybody got a solution? I'm a technodope.

You could try a free browser add-on called "User Agent Switcher" to
spoof Microsoft Windows/IE on the GNU IceCat (the completely free
software version of Mozilla Firefox.)

The tutorial on how to install IceCat:

The add-on download page:

Ali Gunduz

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