With all the things that developed into Windows and Steve Jobs with his company, free downloads was not one of them. You can’t get a free download of Windows 7 or the new Windows 8 for that matter. Everything is protected. A lot of work goes into those types of products, so it is understandable. It’s just a product you can’t physically touch that’s difficult to comprehend. If things get stored on the iCloud, it may be torrent-like, and any download could be broken-up on different machines. Then, if someone doesn’t want you to download it, Steve Jobs (R.I.P.) and company may deem one part of the iCloud file set un-downloadable. Free Windows 8? Unless an employee gets real excited when they see the new Prometheus movie, and acts like the main character (assuming it stays relatively true), then Prometheus will get fired. And probably jail time for theft.