If you find yourself gifted with a Nook Tablet this Xmas you may soon be able to run Ubuntu on it.

XDA developer has been hard at work getting Ubuntu (with the lightweight LXDE interface) running on the Nook Tablet. The whole shidoozle is a work in progress at present but word has it that a ROM should be available soon for unfearing Nook owners to toy with.

The implementation as is is by no means perfect, and sees Ubuntu run from an SD card and accessed via a VNC client, but it does look promising – as the video below shows…

yo2boy, via engadget.com

Video Lubuntu nook