Linux

Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook available Free – Today Only

For the next 18 hours Packtpub Linux Shell Scripting eBook is available for free.

Get it here.

https://www.packtpub.com/packt/offers/free-learning

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Plusberry Pi – Ultimate Raspberry Pi Case

The Plusberry Pi is a special case for the Raspberry Pi. The most important thing about it is that it has enough space of a dedicated 2.5″ HDD.

It looks like a fabulous case. Just what I am looking for.

The only issue is that it is a Indiegogo project looking for funding.

Plusberry Pi Media Case on Indiegogo

As of writing it has 91% of the funding required ($35,350 out of $39,000). So not far to go, but only 4 days to go.

If you have any interest in the Raspberry Pi then this project would make a great investment, especially as it is the only case I have found that is designed specifically to house a 2.5″ HDD. It would be particularly useful for a home media server.

Take a look and see what you think.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to get Native Netflix support

In a recent discussion with Ubuntu developers, it seems that Netflix will soon work natively on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in the Google Chrome browser.

This has become possible because of the development of the HTML5 player.

The only prerequisite is for the NSS security package to be upgraded to at least version 3.17. This is planned to occur in the next couple of weeks as a standard security enhancement.

At the moment it is possible to watch Netflix on Linux, but only if you adjust the User-Agent string in Google Chrome.

Update 23rd September 2014

I can now confirm that the NSS package has been updated to version 3.17 and that Netflix is now working in Google Chrome.

References

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-September/015050.html

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/09/netflix-linux-html5-nss-change-request

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-September/015051.html

 

Netflix is now available in the UK – No Linux Support

Today I noticed that Netflix is available in the UK.

Unfortunately it seems that because it requires Microsoft Silverlight, it will not work with Linux. Not even with Moonlight.

When will people learn that we don’t want encumbered by DRM.

I will be terminating my membership straight away.