Update: Instructions on how to install Netflix on Ubuntu are available here
This year has been big for Ubuntu. In fact, Valve just launched its Steam Beta on Ubuntu and Dell announced a Sputnik laptop. So much is being done to make Ubuntu the most inviting Linux Desktop but what is missing? Netflix, of course is something that many users want on their desktop.
The folks over at IHeartUbuntu.com have ran a campaign to get Netflix running on Ubuntu and I learned today, that progress may have paid off. In fact, instructions for running Netflix on Ubuntu may be released very soon according to one discussion I observed on IRC.
Real instructions and confirmation of Netflix working on Ubuntu have not yet been made public, but I will certainly be watching IHeartUbuntu’s website closely because this is clearly something I would love to have on my Desktop. The sad thing is, it seems all it took was $100 to get someone to find a way to get it working, which makes one wonder: why Canonical couldn’t have done this?
By the way have you checked out the new Netflix Github page? http://netflix.github.com/