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Re: Mathematica for Mac OS X vs. 9?
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. The front ends are essentially identical, though I greatly prefer Mathematica under OS X. The two main reasons are that it feels much faster (though I haven't done any scientific tests) and I no longer have to worry about how much RAM to give the front end and the kernel. I am running it on a 667 MHz Ti PowerBook with 1GB of RAM and it is wonderful to know that Mathematica will take whatever it needs. Best regards, -- Gary L. Gray Engineering Science & Mechanics Associate Professor Penn State University mailto:gray at engr.psu.edu (814) 863-1778 http://www.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/