You are downloading a Firefox extension, which is not quite the same as adding an rpm or self-built/complied package outside of synaptic. So it's not going to screw up your system.
It's different, not an "Extension", but a plugin, Like Java, and Shockwave Flash. You have to actually install, as I did with Java, and Flash, through Synaptic.
can you give a link to atleast one silvelight based website you use?http://bigpondvideo.com/leaguetv
Because we may be in different countries the video might not be available for viewing, but what I see on this page is a Blue box saying, "Install Microsoft Silverlight".
So unless you have Siverlight Plugin installed you wont be able to run the Video also.
Once I click on that Install Link it takes you to:http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/default.aspx?mode=sysreq&reason=unsupportedplatform&v=2.0%2c3.0
Linux, FreeBSD or SolarisOS
If you are using a Linux, FreeBSD or SolarisOS operating system, please press the Click to Install button to get the appropriate installation package for Silverlight.
Click on Install and you end up here:http://go-mono.com/moonlight/
[which is were I learnt about the existence of "Moonlight"]
Is it possible to just download them and watch them in a viewer of choice?
I don't think so menotu, Flash is easy, I really haven't looked into Silverlight, or its file type.
It's one of those MS Elitist type programmes, incompatible just cos they can ... not worth breaking my PCLOS system over
Thanks for your replies, I'll have to go into Win to see them, no big one. Trying to ween myself off MS.
Was curious for awhile now whether there was a Linux Silverlight compatible programme, seems no.
Clears that up. It's not that widely used as a Video player anyway is it ? (Silverlight)
Thanks for your replies, much appreciated.