Re: mathematica 3.0 comments?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg5168] Re: mathematica 3.0 comments?
- From: "David B. Wagner" <dbwagner at princon.com>
- Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 01:34:35 -0500
- Organization: Principia Consulting
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Charles Bouldin wrote: > > Well, none of us have tried on the Mac yet, because the damn thing hasn't > shipped. I'd like to know WHY it has shipped for windows and not for the > Mac. Every time I call and ask about this, there is a different story, > including (1) detection of serious bugs in the Mac version late in the > beta cycle, (2) duplication delays, etc. > > Does anyone know the real story on this, including a ship date? I'm > beginning to feel like WRI is the Microsoft of the symbolic computation > business. If there is any further suggestion that the Mac is not being > supported properly and if there are further delays, well, then it's time > to look into Maple! Well, I think this is a bit of an overreaction. For years, WRI always shipped the Mac version first, and the Windows version, when it finally did ship, was usually missing features and/or buggy. Windows has been the poor stepsister of the Mac as far as Mathematica was concerned, and I don't think we ought to get all up in arms just because this one time, it's taking a couple of extra weeks to get the Mac version out. By the way, I'm a Mac user and I detest Windows. Just trying to be fair.