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Kearnstd
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Re: Netflix Finally Comes To Linux! (Sort of...)

but arent those considered "sealed" platforms? as in you have to be inside the netflix app.

Naturally Netflix could just make an app for linux and problem solved.
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El Quintron
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said by Kearnstd:

Naturally Netflix could just make an app for linux and problem solved.

Been wonderin' that for years now.
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Snakeoil
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Interesting how they have an app on Roku, Android/IOS devices, Playstation. But yet when it comes to the OS itself.... they can't seem to manage it.
Pretty strange.
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darcilicious
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As I posted above, it's not the same OS. Those devices use CE Linux which is NOT the same as desktop Linux...
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Rexter
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It's hard to do proper DRM on Linux. The MPAA also thinks that Linux users are just a bunch of super hackers that have nothing better to do than sit around cracking DRM. They just see it as too risky.
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said by Rexter:

It's hard to do proper DRM on Linux. The MPAA also thinks that Linux users are just a bunch of super hackers that have nothing better to do than sit around cracking DRM. They just see it as too risky.

The problem is how do you trust the environment. To have DRM you need to be able to trust that the platform isn't going to do anything that undermines the DRM. You would need to trust the kernel, the drivers, the DE, everything required to secure the video and audio and present it to the user. Netflix would basically have to make their own distro.
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Rexter
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It's idiotic. You don't need to trust the environment if you trust your business model. Put the customer first, have a great product at a fair price. Provide good service, and a great customer experience, you will make money. Spend all your time, and resources worrying about who might be getting one over on you, and you'll loose money.
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Kearnstd
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said by Rexter:

It's idiotic. You don't need to trust the environment if you trust your business model. Put the customer first, have a great product at a fair price. Provide good service, and a great customer experience, you will make money. Spend all your time, and resources worrying about who might be getting one over on you, and you'll loose money.

Idiotic is the best way to describe the entertainment industry. They are the embodiment of anti-consumer. This is because their industry has zero competition. You cannot say get Game of Thrones from anyone else legally other than HBO or someone who they have licensed.

On the other hand I can goto any supermarket and get a box of cereal. As such the supermarkets have to want my business rather than say me being legally required to go to Shop Rite.
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