Install Silverlight on Ubuntu Step-by-step

Silverlight is a Microsoft technology for building and running rich internet applications, based on the .NET Framework.

Microsoft Silverlight was first introduced in 2007. It is a browser plug-in and development framework for building and running rich internet applications, based on the .NET Framework.

It was originally intended as a competitor to Adobe Flash but it never achieved widespread adoption on the web.

This tutorial will show you how to install Silverlight browser support on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS GNU/Linux Desktop step-by-step.

Pipelight for Ubuntu 20.04 also enables the use of Windows browser plugins in Linux browsers.

Additionally, Pipelight allows you to stream Silverlight content on Firefox and Opera browsers.

Installing Silverlight on Ubuntu 20.04

To install Silverlight on Ubuntu we will use a PPA, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable -y
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install --install-recommends pipelight-multi

After installing the Silverlight packages you still need to run some commands, in the Ubuntu terminal run the commands below:

sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight

Okay, Silverlight was successfully installed on Ubuntu 20.04, however, restart the machine so that everything is properly updated!

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