This will be a short post but useful if you need to quickly enable Microsoft Silverlight in a Linux system. There are other tutorials for this and I’ll post a link (for non-debian/Ubuntu types click here.)
In every case so far the simplest way is installing google chrome for Linux available here, install by downloading and opening with G-Debi, or the software center. But if you don’t want chrome and still want silverlight, continue on below.
For Mint users (and Ubuntu) just do the following in the terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
(When prompted input your password)
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi
(When prompted select yes and then using the tab keys navigate to the <ok> option.
Enjoy your silverlight, remember to enable the option on Amazon if you are using it for streaming movies and yes this is lower resource than the Netflix desktop streamer.
*Remember this still requires additional steps as mentioned here.
Thanks for reading this!