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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I'm sorry, you're comparing VS to XCode? Seriously? Then Eclipse C/C++ on Linux will beat you on price.

In any case, if you're developing for Windows you'll need MSDN and Windows, unless OSX comes with MSDN subscription and a Windows license.

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You are right in the sense that I was speaking about different target audiences, maybe I should have make it clearer.

I was just discussing it as a concept.

On the Windows world, if you are doing development usually that means buying VS. The free SDK + Express editions won't be enough if you need ATL, MFC, and many other Microsoft specific tools.

While on Macs the full development environment comes with them.

So when comparing PC with Mac prices this is something that is usually overlooked.

Now, I am a Windows/Unix developer so don't take my argumentation as blindling defending Apple.

And I agree with the majority here. Most likely those Macs are for developing applications for iOS devices.

In Europe most ads I see for Objective-C developers are for mobile application developers, not desktop.

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