On Aug 2, 2011, at 2:24 PM, David Haines wrote:
> On Aug 2, 2011, at 4:36 PM, Bob Gore wrote:
>> On Aug 2, 2011, at 8:42 AM, Mike Reed wrote:
>>> Oh, and you're getting an $50 SERVER! How much would that Windows server and licenses cost you? And how much does an MSDN or Technet subscription cost to do the SAME THING with competing platforms?
>> Even after the substantial price discounts of the latest MacOS/Dev iterations I'll venture that the value-add that you get from a TechNet sub provides still beats what you get from an Apple Dev membership all day long (I do both). Other than ARD, do you get your hands on any other Apple-branded retail sw from a Dev account?
> Huh ? Yes. Apple have consistently supplied pre-release versions of OS X (server and client),
> and if you have an Apple (Mac-type) Dev account, you'd know this, and what you'd already have
> (had) that's since been released, as far as Lion server is concerned. Is it intended for production use ? No,
> 'course not.
> And I'm not trying to compare an Apple Dev account to TechNet at all, but if you are going to compare them,
> at least base your comparison(s) on reality please :-)
If one of my Microsoft-based customers is having a problem with, say, Visio, I can use TechNet to download a dev install of Visio so I can try to duplicate and solve the problem.
If one of my Apple-based customers is having a problem with, say, Final Cut...
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