I have to wonder if this is a veiled attempt by Microsoft to try and woo creatives to the Microsoft platform - given that the majority are Apple/Mac users.
While the Windows Phone may (supposedly?) have better features than the iPhone, very few are buying it.
The same was true with Microsoft Zune. It had features that were better than the...
A rose by any other name is still a rose.
Bing...no mater what you call it, is still Bing. It might technically be better than other search sites, but rebranding it won't change people's...
So...if you purchased the retail version of Office for Windows or Mac, you're screwed.
Can you say "jumped the shark"?
OS X Mavericks is free from Apple, and has no ads. Various incarnations of Linux are free - also no ads.
Why would customers want a "free" version of Windows, only to be inundated with ads...