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Re: [gNewSense-users] Netflix movies, ActiveX

From: Leo
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Netflix movies, ActiveX
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:17:07 -0200
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On Sunday 15 March 2009 19:28:38 Patrick DeBoard wrote:
> Ted Smith wrote:
> > What exactly do you want help with? I doubt anyone on this list will
> > give you a copy of a non-free operating system.
> >
> > The movie is probably available somewhere on BitTorrent; while
> > retrieving it in that way might violate copyright law in your locality,
> > it is a way to get the movie and watch it using only free software.
> >
> > On Sun, 2009-03-15 at 18:07 -0400, Patrick DeBoard wrote:
> >> it seems i HAVE to have windows if i want to do the Watch Instantly
> >> thing with Netflix.
> >>
> >> Well, does anyone have a legitimate copy of windows they're not using? 
> >> ha!
> >>
> >> i've emailed microsoft and told them someone gave me this computer
> >> (true), that it didn't come with a CD restore disk, and could they mail
> >> me a replacement, please.  That was yesterday, saturday, so i probably
> >> won't hear anything until tomorrow monday.  i'm so smart. that was a
> >> good movie, erasing windows entirely. crap like that comes back to bite.
> >>
> >> help!
> >>
> i want a way to watch netflix movies online. i have a two-week free
> trial that ends in 4 days, and i haven't been able to download them.  i
> called  Netflix, the guy said it took Mac 9 years 11 months to be able
> to access the movies online, which just now happened.  the guy said
> access for gnu/Linux  machines would never happen if it took apple
> nearly ten years to get concessions from Microsoft.  he said they've got
> a LOT of new customers.
> i did use ice and user agent swith to impersonate ie, but i got the
> message that i needed to enable activex.  it seems my only option is to
> get a windows or mac os and put it on my other partition. do you agree?

I definitely not agree. The best option would be __not__ to use Netflix and 
instead use a service that doesn't force you to use nonfree software.

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