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Re: Help--which platform to purchase Mathematica for?
In article <4u9ia9$moj at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, sinan at u.washington.edu (Sinan Karasu) wrote: > In article <4tphdu$kl3 at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, > Jim Mashek <mashek at nwu.edu> wrote: > >Hello-- > > > >My research lab will soon obtain our first copy of Mathematica. > >However, we are unsure of which platform to run the program on-- > >we have available a Macintosh 7100/66 and a Sun Ultra 1/140. > > > >I know that my Sun is faster than the Mac (looked at the speed > >comparison web page), but I'm not very familiar with how the > >program feels on the two platforms. If anyone could offer opinions > >regarding, for example, how user-friendly the two interfaces are, > >I'd greatly appreciate it. All opinions are welcome. > > > >Thank you. > > > >-- > >Jim Mashek > >mashek at nwu.edu > > I would definitely go with the Solaris version. I have > a Sparc 20 and a Mac 840AV at home. I have Mathematica on > both machines. I got sick and tired of running out of memory > on the Mac (24 MB RAM and 1 GB disk) when I was doing long > (sometimes many many hours computations) I finally gave > up using it on the Mac. Good virtual memory/swapping > subsystem makes all the difference. At todays RAM prices this isn't an argument anymore. Karl Unterkofler ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====