Yes indeed. On November 18, news broke on I Heart Ubuntu that a small group of programmers had succeeded in accomplishing the near impossible: creating a customized wine build which in combination with the Firefox browser and Microsoft’s Silverlight, allows you to watch Netflix using a browser directly on Linux with no need for a virtual machine Windows installation. I tested it myself last night (using Mint 13) and it does seems to work smoothly. A definite improvement. At the moment, the PPA is only for debian based systems…Ubuntu and Mint, and I assume closely related distributions.
There is no news yet about whether an rpm-based version will become available.