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Review: Hulu Desktop for Linux

Jan 06, 2010, 04:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Hulu is one of the most popular video sites on the web. You can watch all kinds of different television shows and movies right in your browser. But there’s also another way to watch Hulu and that’s to download the Hulu Desktop application for Linux.

"Please note that Hulu Desktop for Linux is currently labeled “beta” so don’t be surprised if you find some burps here or there if you try to use it. Also, I did not test this with a remote control as I ran the application in Linux Mint 8 in VMWare and the Apple remote I had didn’t work. So I used my trackball to navigate the application.

"The package download for Hulu Desktop for Linux weighed in at a very petite 598KB.


"Here are the system requirements from the Hulu site:

"Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz
At least 2.0 GB RAM
Fedora 9, Ubuntu 8.04 or later
2 Mbps Internet connection
Flash 10.0.22

"And here are the software requirements:
GTK+ 2.12 or higher
GLib 2.16 or higher
LIRC 0.8.2 or higher (required for remote control functionality)"

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