Linspire To Pay Installation Bounty

San Diego-based Linspire, looking to gain greater market share for its desktop LInux distribution, has turned to an age old technique to spur installations: cash. The firm said Thursday that it has create a partner program which will pay system builders to install Linspire, by paying a percentage of all commercial Linux software and services purchased by user of its LInspire and Freespire operating systems. System builders can login to Linspire's partner program and get real-time updates on the software purchases made by users when their computers are connected to the Internet. According to Linspire's web site, the commissions are at least 3% on Freespire installs and 15% on other sales.