Linspire CEO: Let Linux compete to keep market fair

Don’t be fooled by a sweetheart deal, said Linspire CEO Michael Robertson. Companies — and government organizations — deliberating whether to buy Windows or Linux may find themselves tempted by a sweet price cut from Microsoft. But, Robertson cautioned, this may be the proverbial free first hit — after which the customer becomes hooked, and the price, in one form or another, soars higher and higher.