Encouraged by early results on Windows, Intel said today it will add a beta test version of popular Intel AppUp Center for Linux.

The Intel AppUp Center has a wide range of apps for netbooks, which often don’t have the horsepower to run most PC applications. These apps are tuned to run without a lot of bells and whistles. That’s why they can run on any netbook, adding very little cost.

To help the market take off, Intel introduced a Windows version of its app store at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Now it will add an Intel AppUpCenter beta for Mobilin version 2.1.

Intel is also making the existing AppUp Center available in 27 European cities on March 31.