errr because it was free, and its an office suite so everyone and their dog knows how to use one versus a beta os, or a beta of a program almost no one uses. I can say that i didn't download it or use it.9,000,000 customer downloads of the Office 2010 beta prior to launch, the largest Microsoft beta program in history.
and here the reason Microsoft makes so much money is because people are idiots and don't know how to use anything but Microsoft products and they know this and charge an arm, a leg, and your first born for their products and services and the masses gladly pay. Google on the other hand offers seemingly hundreds of services FREE. Apple.... well Apple is Apple and i will leave it at that.• $5.7 billion Apple net income for fiscal year ending in Sept 2009
• $6.5 billion Google net income for fiscal year ending in Dec 2009
• $14.5 billion Microsoft net income for fiscal year ending in June 2009