Re: Help--which platform to purchase Mathematica for?
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- Subject: [mg4582] Re: Help--which platform to purchase Mathematica for?
- From: sinan at u.washington.edu (Sinan Karasu)
- Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 05:15:12 -0400
- Organization: University of Washington, Seattle
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
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. Sinan -- Redistribution by Microsoft Network is prohibited. ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====