October 9, 2009

Hulu Labs Cooks Up Linux Support For Hulu Desktop

Article Source TechCrunch


Last May, Hulu launched a new project as part of its alien plot to rot our brains with premium content. Dubbed Hulu Labs, the site now offers experimental new features that users can play around with before theyâÃôre ready for prime-time. At launch these included thing like time-based browsing and recommendations, and today, Hulu is launching two new additions to Labs: Publisher Tools and a Linux version of Hulu Desktop.

At launch LabsâÃô most exciting (and surprising) new feature was Hulu Desktop--a downloadable native client available for both Mac and Windows that sports a new interface that allows users to sit back from their screens and navigate the site using either their Mac or Windows Media remotes. And today, itâÃôs launching support for Linux. To be perfectly honest I did a double take when I heard the news--plenty of software never makes it to Linux at all, much less a few months after making its PC/Mac debut. But Hulu says that a Linux version was among usersâÃô top requests, so they built it...

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