Lots of Linux users trying Boxee due to false Netflix stream claims
The main reason I tried Boxee was because of the reported support of Netflix streaming content. Since Tivo and Roku work with it, such results didn't seem untenable. If the typical proprietary DRM / player requirement applies (which I would consider a functional deficiency of the media stream), it's not surprising that Boxee hasn't uniquely overcome it. It's certainly disappointing though...and shame on the false reporting!!!
Netflix linux work around sortof
While many people do not like this idea it is what i do to watch Netflix watchnow on my Linux box. I do a virtual desktop via Sun's VirtualBox. It works for what you ask of it, that is about all I do on VirtualBox. I know people don't like the idea of buying a license but I used the one that came with my laptop that had Windows XP out of the box. If you want to steal then there are plenty of websites with lists of XP license numbers, though I am in new way suggesting you steal.