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Comment on "Cocoa for Windows Will Not Happen"
by Scott Stevenson — Oct 11
The goal is simply to be better that what MS offers to provide an incentive to move to Cocoa and get the mac market for free

Technical challenges aside for a moment...

Other than the big names, I don't think Apple is all that eager to have Windows-like frankenstein apps on Mac OS X. That just makes it look like Windows with a different set of controls. Apple's goal is to attract developers who want to write new kinds of apps.

I also just don't buy that Windows developers would be willing to use Mac OS X tools to write Windows apps. NeXT actually tried that already, and it didn't exactly work out. Plus, other than homegrown enterprise stuff, how many Windows developers moved their apps to Java?
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