Wine works for me since I'm still playing warcraft 3.. actually, I prefer the mouse movement in wine vs. windows. Difficult to explain, but it is much more precise for me.
digitaldc writes with this quote from PCWorld: "It kills me to say this: The dream of Linux as a major desktop OS is now pretty much dead. Despite phenomenal security and stability — and amazing strides in usability, performance, and compatibility — Linux simply isn't catching on with desktop users. And if there ever was a chance for desktop Linux to succeed, that ship has long since sunk. ... Ultimately, Linux is doomed on the desktop because of a critical lack of content. And that lack of content owes its existence to two key factors: the fragmentation of the Linux platform, and the fierce ideology of the open-source community at large."
Believe the issue with Hulu and linux is that Flash video decoding is not hardware accelerated on linux. So, for HD that can be an issue right now. Likely that we'll see this change in the future.