I’ve been trying to watch netflix using a virtual machine with windows 7 now for about 2 months and let me tell you, it sucks. I really just wish somebody would hack netflix drm and get it over with, but until then I guess I’ll have to wait for netflix to get released on native linux.
So far it is possible if you update your linux disto to something more recent, but for those of us who are stuck in their ways it’s really not so good. Google found a way to make netflix work using chrome on linux, but you need a disto that can install the most recent version of chrome.
I read today that netflix is finally doing something about it: