Re: MacOS vs. Windows PC for Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg13938] Re: MacOS vs. Windows PC for Mathematica?
- From: bruck at math.usc.edu (Ronald Bruck)
- Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 02:52:35 -0400
- Organization: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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In article <6sim6m$4ef at smc.vnet.net>, Selwyn Hollis <shollis at peachnet.campus.mci.net> wrote: : :Don't forget that Mathematica was born and raised on the Macintosh. :Mathematica for the PC is evidently still a ``port." : :Get yourself plenty of RAM and stick with the Mac. If you must go PC, :run Linux. Actually, I thought it was born and raised on the NeXT. But that was an infinitesimal market, and the Mac platform was their first really popular one. I have problems with the Linux version; but no one else who's running it in Linux has been able to verify my problem. When I want to edit a line, I usually click at the point in the line where I want to insert a character; occasionally, maybe 20% of the time, when I start typing there, the characters are appended to the END of the line, Mathematica beeps, and I get an error message (which I've forgotten). I suspect the #!%* PNP mouse. Has anybody else seen this problem? (It's easy to get around; hit the right-arrow key, then the left-arrow key, and all goes well. But I use Mathematica on several platforms, and this is distinctly annoying.) --Ron Bruck