Maybe by 2000, but today NT has a lot fewer apps than the Macintosh and of course Win 95. If Apple can pull off with Rapsody/OpenStep what they did when they went to PPC on the developer side, and side with Sun and Oracle, then there's a good chance that it can convince the unix users to opt for a Rapsody GUI overlay to Unix. On the Apple SI board, a lot of developers are impressed by Rapsody.|
Why do you really think that Gates used $100 + MM to copy code and another $150 MM to "settle" a PR disaster for MSFT.
Remember that NT is still buggy, and a lot of companies are postponing their upgrades - even ones that made earlier decisions to go ahead are really postponing implementation IMO.