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Re: Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?

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  • Subject: [mg32899] Re: [mg32867] Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?
  • From: John Browne <jbrowne at swin.edu.au>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 05:22:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Swinburne University of Technology
  • References: <200202160935.EAA14259@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: jbrowne at swin.edu.au
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Ron Griffin wrote:

> Any of you Mac Mathematica users have advice for me regarding a preference
> between front ends?  It's machine upgrade time for me (from 8600/300 to
> G4/933) so I need to get a license change from Wolfram.  Since I have
> to file for a change, should I also make the jump to X?  Some of my
> other apps will keep me working in the classic os mode, and I'm very
> happy working in os 9.1 anyway.  I currently use Mathematica 4.1.  I haven't
> fired up the new machine yet, and I have no idea if I'll like X.  But
> if it's better I'll like it.

Ron,

I have used Mathematica for OS X, and found that it was stable and generally
worked very well, particularly in its use of X's better memory management. It's
much prettier than 4.1 for OS 9 since it makes good use of many of the aqua
features of X.


John Browne
Quantica, Australia



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