Saturday, November 17, 2012

NetFlix finally (kinda) comes to Linux

I'm a diehard Linux user. Ninety-nine percent of everything I done is done on a machine running Xubuntu 12.04. But there still is that tiny little one-percent of things I do, where I can't quite escape the stranglehold of Windows. Mostly, that's playing video games and watching movies on NetFlix.

Thankfully, with the recent announcement that Steam is coming to Ubuntu, my worries about video games might be becoming a thing of the past and with the work Erich Hoover is doing to bring NetFlix to Linux, I might just find myself living in Linux Luxery Land full time before I know it.

For those who haven't hear, Hoover has created a PPA for Ubuntu the effectively brings NetFlix to Linux. Using his PPA, Ubuntu users can use NetFlix just as easily as their Windows and Mac cousins can. Until recently, Hoover's method relied on Wine which some users didn't like, but it seems the new patches he's been uploading may just take WINE completely out of the picture. Or at least hide it really well.

To find out more about how you can run NetFlix on your Ubuntu box, check out this story and find Hoovers PPA by clicking here.

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