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In spite of being a dead-end technology, there are a couple of apps built using Microsoft Silverlight that I have to use. I'm mostly migrated to using a Chromebook full-time, but these couple of apps are keeping me from going because Silverlight is for Windows or Mac.

What can I do to use these apps with my Chromebook?

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Google recommends RDP-ing to a remote machine that can run the silver light code ...

Sucky solution, but there you are.

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You can try IEOnChrome, an extension that emulates IE within Chrome, including Silverlight.

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Works! But unfortunately loads all web pages remotely from a different country, so runs in to country based IP blocking. – Nakedible May 9 '15 at 14:30
IE On Chrome works great for awhile but it is time and IP limited without a paid subscription. – TDL Aug 18 '15 at 14:20

You can try to get Pipelight installed on your Chromebook. Probably requires some hacking, but very well worth a try. Works fine for me on Fedora and Ubuntu:

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While the link might provide an answer it can quickly become out dated. Can you include the main points from the link within the answer which answer the question. Thanks – Matthew Williams Apr 24 '14 at 10:39

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