Linked by David Adams on Sun 22nd May 2011 02:26 UTC
Apple Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise. The data from Apple's previous fiscal quarter was highlighted on Friday by analyst Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company. He said though he originally viewed success in the enterprise as a "one-quarter blip," it now appears to be a "durable platform" for Apple.
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While it is true that PCs tend to be on the cheaper side, if you are developing with C and C++ then actually Macs are cheaper then a PC + MSDN license.

It depends on how much of Visual Studio you need. The express edition is free, and provides more or less the same functionality as Xcode. Besides that, most companies do not mind to spend a few hundred dollars on development tools if it makes programmer productivity higher. And if you are targeting Win32, you may be out of luck on OS X if you have to use the Win32 API.

Edited 2011-05-22 08:48 UTC

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