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Re: Mathematica and OPENSTEP

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  • Subject: [mg15748] Re: Mathematica and OPENSTEP
  • From: rdieter at math.unl.edu (Rex Dieter)
  • Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 03:42:43 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • References: <78unj3$9k3@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <78unj3$9k3 at smc.vnet.net> rmj at leland.Stanford.EDU (Roger M.  
Jones) writes:
> At present I am running Mathematica on NeXT "black hardware".  However,
> I want to run Mathematica with OPENSTEP 4.2 on a recently purchased PC.
> Is there a Mathematica version specifically for this operating system? 
> And, have users found Mathematica to be stable when run in this way.

Mathematica 3.0 is a NEXTSTEP 3.x application, but since OPENSTEP 4.2
(ala   NEXTSTEP 4.2) is fully backward compatible, it "just works".

An entirely unforigiveable bug exists (that I reported almost 2 YEARS
ago   now) that makes Math'ca 3.0 almost unusable (for us, at least). 
Postscript   print jobs contain erroneous information/data that causes
print outs to   fail.  See 
http://www.wolfram.com/support/Systems/NeXT/FE/nextdict.html  for more
details about the bug.  The page claims it SOMETIMES occurs, but   in
my testing, it occurs EVERY time (unless you are using a NeXTprinter).

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Rex A. Dieter			rdieter at math.unl.edu  Computer System Manager	
	http://www.math.unl.edu/~rdieter/ Mathematics and Statistics  		 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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