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Re: Mathematica 2.2 work with W2000?

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  • Subject: [mg29920] Re: [mg29914] Mathematica 2.2 work with W2000?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 03:56:49 -0400 (EDT)
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On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 02:08:54 -0400 (EDT), Randall Edick wrote:
>Has anyone moved a copy of 2.2 to Windows 2000
>and used it successfully?
>Randall Edick
>Thin-Walled Structures Software
>Seattle, Washington, USA.
>email: redick at
>phone (206) 525 2277

The answer to this question depends greatly on which subversion of 2.2 you 
have.  If you have 2.2.1 or earlier, then Mathematica will probably work 
fine.  If you have 2.2.2 or a later 2.x version, then Mathematica will not 
perform evaluations unless you're on a network (and I'm not 100% for 
certain that even then it will work).  The issue here is that the method 
for front end-kernel communication changed significantly between 2.2.1 and 
2.2.2.  2.2.2 and later 2.x versions used MathLink for FE-kernel 
communications, but that version of MathLink required TCP for 
communications between front end and kernel on all NT class operating 
systems (Windows 2000 is an NT class operating system).

Version 3 and later versions work fine with Windows 2000.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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