Because Microsoft's management team operates like a group of toddlers.
"Apple's watch has 8 sensors! Oh yeah?! Well OURS has ELEVEN."
*throws together a bunch of chips from companies they ran out of business into a bulky, ugly box that straps to your wrist and has a 2 hour battery life*
Six months later:
YOU GUYS AREN'T PLAYING FAIR I'M TELLING THE SEC
Patent trolling lawsuits go.
How are they even going to know it's a real copyright page?
Do you think they own every book they have an ebook of?
Wait a second...
And it didn't have two screens, it had one double density screen.
I'm still confused about why they cannibalized their giant table-screen name for a new product, though.
And what are you going to do if you don't like Windows 9? Go get Windows from another software company? That's right. Let the butthurt in.
Remember, every other version of Windows is good.
95? Shit. Crashed all the time. 98? Awesome. Transformative. Amazing. Me? Shit. Crashed all the time. XP? Amazing. Transformative. Vista? Shit. Crashed all the time. And there were internal memos leaked that exposed the fact it was intentionally difficult and frustrating to use. 7? Amazing. Transformative. 8? Shit. Didn't crash all the time, but fucking Metro. And now all the settings are in two different places, and every time you try to find one it switches to the fucking Metro interface.
The reason Microsoft does this: It allows them to sell 2 Windows licenses for every PC OEMs sell. OEM licenses require OEMs to sell PC's with only the latest version of Windows, so the OEM has to buy one license for Windows 8, then another license for Windows 7 so they can ship Windows 7 as demanded by the customer.