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I need Silverlight installed on my Ubuntu system, so that I can see some of the Microsoft websites(mainly videos).

Are there any alternatives to Silverlight in Ubuntu? If so, what are they and how do I install them?

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There is a workaround to use Silverlight by using a custom version of wine, follow the instructions here: askubuntu.com/a/219068/15943 –  alfC Dec 13 '12 at 21:48
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Moonlight is an open source Silverlight implementation written in Mono. You can download it here: http://www.go-mono.com/moonlight/

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+1 for "fast" answer ^_^ –  Ant's Apr 13 '11 at 6:35
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Haha you've got to be quick on these things! Jorge has ninja'd me a couple of times. –  Nick Pascucci Apr 13 '11 at 17:25
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Unfortunately Moonlight is now in status - Discontinued. :/ –  Patryk Jul 31 '12 at 21:00
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pipelight released and we can use it for silverlight as a best alternative moonlight.

to install that open your terminal and type as

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mqchael/pipelight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight
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There is Moonlight that is a project from Novell.

Moonlight is available in different forms:

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Pipelight is the best alternative to Silverlight plugin in Ubuntu. Just open the terminal and add the following repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pipelight

There is no need to do anything else. The installed plugin should appear among addons in your Internet browser and you should enjoy watching silverlight videos :) I have tested it in Firefox.

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