A version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system is coming later this year for mobile Internet devices and mini-notebooks.
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, said on Monday that it plans to demonstrate the new version, called Ubuntu Netbook Remix, at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week.
Smaller devices based on Intel's Atom processor arewith PC makers lately. and others are planning devices.
The Ubuntu release, expected later this year, will be based on the standard Ubuntu Desktop Edition and reworked for Atom-based mobile devices, Canonical said.
The company said it is working with "a number" of original equipment manufacturers, but did not identify those companies.
The Ubuntu announcement interview with the Guardian newspaper last month.. Canonical Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth mentioned Netbook Remix in an