This is capitalism working. However I would hate to see MS lose to an inferior product just because its "free". People love to get stuff for free but forget the golden rule. Nothing in life worth a damn is free. You really do get what you pay for.
With that being said I wonder how many of you would cheer to see MS go the way of the dinosaur only to beg for them a year later. This trend of free stuff has me worried not only about the quality but the state of the economy and where we are going.
I'd rather be dead than red.