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Canonical refines mobile Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu backer Canonical has pinned down some broad feature lists for its upcoming version of Linux for smaller mobile devices.

At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, the company announced particulars of a mobile version of Linux, Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition. The first full release of the software, which will permit video, sound and full-featured Internet browsing, is due to arrive in October, Canonical said.

The software is geared for use on Intel's Mobile Internet Device platform--minitablet PCs using low-power processors and tiny keyboards. Intel announced the Ubuntu MID work, as well as a similar partnership with Red Flag Linux, at its Intel Developer Forum in Beijing in April.

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