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Re: Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?

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  • Subject: [mg32896] Re: Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?
  • From: Stonewall Ballard <sb.nospam at sb.org>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 05:22:24 -0500 (EST)
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  • References: <a4l9rm$e13$1@smc.vnet.net>
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In article <a4l9rm$e13$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Ron Griffin
<ron-griffin at tamu.edu> 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.

I like Mathematica in Mac OS X _much_ better than in OS 9. There's a
lot less lag in evaluation. It just feels a lot snappier.

Mac OS X is pretty much Ready For Prime Time. There's only a couple of
apps that I still need to use in Classic.

If you switch, you'll needs lots of RAM - minimum 512MB. A G4/933
should be plenty fast. I just got a 1GHz DP G4 w/1.5GB of RAM. OS X
_screams_.

 - Stoney


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