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$100 Netflix DVD Downloader Runs Linux?

May 21, 2008, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

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"Netflix and Roku today jointly announced a tiny set-top box (STB) said to offer unlimited streaming of DVDs and TV episodes on Netflix members' TVs. The $100 'Netflix Player by Roku' is rumored to run a customized version of Linux along with robust DRM technology.

"Netflix already provided a service for members to instantly watch DVDs and TV episodes on their PCs. That capability required the presence of Microsoft DRM via Windows XP or Vista, however, and did not support Mac or Linux users..."

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