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No access to a MAC

wsyeagerwsyeager Member ✭✭

What if I am interested in joining Xamarin University, but don't have access to a MAC for iOS development? How will this affect the classes I might take as well as any certification?

In addition, I have a Windows 10 PC at home, but at work it's a Windows 7 PC so the UWP will not be available on that machine as well.


  • wsyeagerwsyeager Member ✭✭

    Is there a virtual MAC available for access from Xamarin University if I don't have one?

  • kentuckerkentucker USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    take a look at Mac in the cloud if you don't have access to one

  • CodeSenseiCodeSensei USMember ✭✭

    Xamarin is available on the Win PC and Mac. For learning purposes, you can start with Win PC, but if you decide to go deeper, I would recommended investing in a Mac.

    Had too many issues using VS2017 on PC. VS on Mac seems a lot more stable.

  • wsyeagerwsyeager Member ✭✭

    kentucker, thanks for the info...

    I went to the following site and am unsure of which plan I need. I would like just the minimum requirements necessary for my use. What plan do you suggest I need just in order to simply connect to the MAC via VS from a PC in order to test with Xamarin?

    Also, do you have any idea if you take the certification courses whether or not they give you access to a MAC for free since you would be paying the monthly fee for Xamarin University? I strongly believe if you belong to Xamarin University, this access should be included in the monthly fee.

    Anyone else can chime in on the above paragraph as well.

  • kentuckerkentucker USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really up to you. All the plans should work

  • WasserEsserWasserEsser Member ✭✭

    You can also install MacOS in a virtual machine instead.
    That's what I have done.

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