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"There are many different constituents on the Linux Planet. The cloud, mobile and even file and print sharing are all key targets for Linux. This past week, there was news on all fronts; in the coming week, there is likely to be even more.

1. Google Buys Motorola

Android, without any doubt, is Linux based. That's why Google buying Motorola is big news for Linux.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced this week a $12.5 billion dollar deal to acquire Motorola Mobility. The deal will give Google Motorola's mobile hardware business as well as its mobile patents. Ever since Android was started, Google has not had its own direct hardware division, relying instead on partners like HTC, Samsung and Motorola.

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