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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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

The professional editions are actually quite cheap.

Only the academic versions of Visual Studio you can deploy production code with.

We had two Copies of VS 2010 ultimate for £100 each. Sql Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition is just over £100.

The most expensive software we use is usually from Adobe.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The professional versions of VS cost around €1000 per seat.

In Germany it is €796,68 actually
http://www.amazon.de/Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Professional-Englisch/...

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Not for us it doesn't ... Microsoft quoted us £100. It ultimately depends on your licensing vendor.

Even so ... it is still cheaper than the price of an iMac. $1000 is approximately £700

Average core 2 workstation costs about £400 with a Windows License ... so even if we take into account the full price with no discount (and they are easy to get), it still comes up to the same price as the iMac.

And you don't even need a dev copy of SQl Server because they include Express as part of the VS2010 install.

Also where are you going to deploy this code to? Most people have Windows Workstations, if you develop on XCode everyone would have to have a Mac and that would be expensive.

Edited 2011-05-22 10:31 UTC

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