...er.... microsoft cannot copy apple's os because that would be illegal?
you don't seriously think they care, do you? where did microsoft steal most of its early ideas? same place as apple ... xerox. : )
where did microsoft steal the design and name of windows xp? mac os x... they even stole the little ducky in the users menu ... (see kenny's avatar ... )
if you really want to know how interested microsoft is in serious, honest competition as opposed to mafia-style methods,
check this out: http://www.opensource.org/halloween/ ...
If Win98 by apple were as buggy and stupid and had the blue scree o death and sucked like it does and apple made upgrade every year which were bugfixes and you had to pay $100 for ach one of em and so on.... NO
If windows 98 looked like MacOS 9, I would ... oh hey! I did buy OS 9