I think Woz was always an opportunity first and a (not very close) friend second to Jobs. However, without Jobs he'd still be tinkering away in the garage and we'd all be using Windows. From the stories of their relationship, especially after the plane crash, I've always had the impression that Jobs sees Woz as a technical genius but almost retarded in other aspects of life. Another nerd with Asperger's.........
I think Woz will get his wish if and when the time is right and won't have to dual boot. Eventually, Apple will port the Mac OS to PC. Why? Because if Apple doesn't, somebody else will. Sound like certain destruction for the Mac and the OS? Possibly. But as long as Apple can get to/remain at a point where they're competitive with other HW makers, the Mac should be right. And the bottom line is, while the OS might be the jewel in the crown, as far as revenue streams go, it isn't worth a pinch of shit. Apple can survive without the OS but the OS cannot survive without Apple. HW, bricks and mortar. SW, the stock market.
Eventually the OS will have to tough it out against Windows directly on Macs and PCs. But, until that time arrives, Apple can work to improve its odds of success. Woz is making the same mistake as Kickaha whinging about the hassle of dual booting. But thankfully, neither of them are running the company.
Boot Camp is for PC users not Mac users. Sure, some Mac users may find it useful but that is entirely
incidental. Apple knows Woz and Kickaha can be trusted to use virtualization for good and not evil. But the same doesn't apply to PC users.
iPod captures the PC users prepared to live dangerously enough to switch without a security blanket. Intel Macs with the OS only was for those who feel safe as long as they know their blankey is nearby. Boot Camp is for the ones who only need a corner of the blanket for protection. When the Boot Camp recruits have finished their training, they will be the vanguard of the army. Mission: capture PC users. Presumably, virtualization will slot in here somewhere.
When all that's left are the "no way, no how" PC users, Apple will take the last bit of the mountain to Mohammed. Hopefully, by then, the OS will have a large enough user base to change the result of the Mac OS + PC = Doom and Destruction equation. The pricks who simply refuse to play ball can at least be double-crossed with the bevy of commercial Apple SW that has been ported to Windows by this stage. Won't buy a Mac? Won't install a licensed/purchased copy of Mac OS on your PC. Well, perhaps you'd be interested in some of our other offerings? iLife is not only competitively priced, it comes with a free set of steak knives!
If you really believe it's impossible to stop the copying of digital content (and hell, even Sony does these days), then you have to confront what the implications of that are beyond revealing the outdatedness of the music industry's business model. It's the foundation upon which the entire SW economy is built as well. I wonder if Apple (and maybe MS too) haven't understood this for a very long time. Mac OS lost Round 1 and only survived to tell the tale because Apple makes it's money out of HW. Sure you can make money out of SW, but it's a gamble. HW is money in the bank when you've blown the wad on the roulette wheel. The question isn't just how many switchers Apple needs (but 10% figures in there somehow), it's also how many users Windows can afford to lose (how are the XBox sales goin' Bill?)
Moving forward in incremental steps has the added advantage of allowing progress to be monitored and the strategy to be adjusted and adapted. It's similar to the approach they adopted with the iPod but with Mac users acting as a sort of test market. I don't think Steve feels the longtime, evangelical Mac users are his best sales people in this situation. Which is kinda nifty, 'cause it means we can all blame those fucking PC users and their Windows crap if it all goes pear shaped.