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Re: Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?

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  • Subject: [mg32891] Re: [mg32867] Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 05:22:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I am not quite sure what you mean by
>  preference between front ends
?
If you are referring to the choice between Mathematica 4.1 for Mac OS 9 
and Mac OS X, it is the difference between the kernels that is much more 
significant.
As for my own experience: after I tried Mathematica 4.1 for Mac OS X 
(even a pre-release version) I could no longer even contemplate going 
back to using the classic one. Moreover, I found it hard to understand 
how I had managed to tolerate its (and the previous Mac versions') 
glaring faults for so long.

Also, I do not think you need to tell Wolfram which version you want 
since (as far as I know!)  all Mac users of v. 4.1 are entitled to both.

Andrzej Kozlowski

On Saturday, February 16, 2002, at 06:35  PM, 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.
>
>



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