Joost does not support freewareSunday, May 6, 2007 at 1:00 | Posted in linux, Media, TV | 6 Comments
While I do almost not watch TV at all, I thought it was cool and interesting to give a try to Joost. Their concept is definitely a useful tool to manage the little of TV I would be interested in. So when Kristjan Otsmann wrote that he had practically an unlimited amount of Joost invitations to give away, I took him for the word (thanks, Kristjan 🙂 ). In addition to Kristjan’s invitation, I received another one today from somebody whose name does not immediately ring a bell (thank you, too).
Clicking to the link brought me an unpleasant surprise, though. There is a “Joost for Windows” and a “Joost for Mac” available as beta but not a word about “Joost for Linux”. As much as I surfed the web site, I did not detect a word of even intentions to provide a Linux version. I do understand that providing support for the major commercial platforms is a priority but I would have at least expected a short note that they were working on support for freeware. Apparently not so.
Joost may very well be cool and it may very well bring a new dimension to watching TV but it is not cool enough to motivate me to buy a Mac. I would not even consider going back to Windows, having finally managed to bring my business out of there after all these years. So as far as I am concerned, Joost can keep their stuff until they issue a Linux support.