Canonical, which was founded by IT entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, is planning to unveil Netbook Remix, and is working with Intel on the project.
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Shuttleworth told the Guardian, "We are announcing it in the first week of June. It is called the Netbook Remix. We are working with Intel, which produces chips custom-made for this sector."
Loss-making Ubuntu is hoping a mobile version of its Linux OS will revive its fortunes.
Up to now, mobile devices running Linux have mainly found a market in countries such as China and the Far East.