Frustrated Joost users have just published the company's response to requests for a Linux version - which, in short, is: Ain't gonna happen. From the Joost forum:

"We're currently working on improving the performance of the PC and Mac versions available today. Although there has been demand for a Linux version of Joost, we have to prioritize our business objectives. As a result, we do not have plans to release a Linux version at this time."

So why does this matter if you are not running Ubuntu? Because no plans for a Linux version also translate to no plans for a set top box, since most set top boxes are based on the Linux operating system.

Joost CEO Mike Volpi had previously told the New York Times that Joost "is a piece of software and it can reside on a variety of platforms. It could be on a television set-top box." Joost EVP David Clark even told reporters that Joost would be in the living room by this summer, according to The Register.

Now it looks like this also ain't gonna happen. I guess they just prioritized their business objectives.

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