Microsoft makes Linux deal with LG

Microsoft Wednesday inked another cross-licensing patent agreement, this time with South Korea's LG Electronics, covering the company's Linux-based embedded devices.

As part of the deal, LG, one of the world’s largest electronics companies, can use undefined “patented Microsoft technology” in its products, including Linux-based devices.

The agreement also covers intellectual property contained in other hardware and software products, such as game consoles.

LG is a manufacturer of CDMA, GSM and 3G handsets, IP phones, Plasma TVs, optical storage products, PDAs, notebook computers, DVD players and home theater systems, among other electronic products.