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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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