Re: Mathematica 4.1 under Windows XP
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- Subject: [mg31244] Re: [mg31236] Mathematica 4.1 under Windows XP
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 04:53:22 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
> The production release of Windows XP Professional was made available to MSDN > subscribers on > 9/21/2001, and will be made available to everyone on 10/25/2001. Can anyone > comment on the compatability of Mathemaitca 4.1 and Windows XP Professional? > > If Mathematica 4.1 does indeed work on WXP, are there any "gotcha's" we > should be aware of? > > Thank you for your insight and comments. > > Regards, Matt > > -- > Matthew D. Langston > SLD, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center > langston at SLAC.Stanford.EDU I've been running Mathematica 4.1 under various builds of Windows XP Professional on a daily basis for months, and our Quality Assurance group has given Mathematica 4.1 a full workout under the final version of Windows XP. Our conclusion is that Windows XP is an excellent and reliable system for running Mathematica, with no gotcha's whatsoever. We have not logged even a single bug report or user complaint based on the Mathematica experience under Windows XP. One thing that you will notice when running Mathematica 4.1 under Windows XP, though, is that Mathematica 4.1 will retain the "classic" Windows look of applications in its dialog boxes and palettes when run under an XP theme. This is the result of a design decision made by Microsoft to maintain the maximum level of backwards compatibility with legacy applications. Future versions of Mathematica will take full advantage of a variety of new Windows XP features, including themes. And, in the unlikely event that you do notice any XP-specific issues, please make sure to report it to support at wolfram.com. We are very interested in hearing about any such problems. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.