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RE: RE: Mathematica stole my X so I had to kill it

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg36985] RE: [mg36975] RE: [mg36912] Mathematica stole my X so I had to kill it
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 05:01:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Yes, there seems to be a lot of people who have a visceral hatred for
Microsoft and Windows. They are even willing to "shed blood" to avoid
Windows. But why? Windows works and you don't have to become a systems
programmer.

Furthermore, I think that Steven Wolfram uses some version of Windows. So
guess which system Mathematica will be best tuned up for?

I have no problems with Mathematica and Windows on my single computer. There
may be reasons for using a non-Microsoft operating system. But if you are
going to do it, make certain that they are good reasons.

David Park
djmp at earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/

From: DrBob [mailto:drbob at bigfoot.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net

That makes about twenty posts this week detailing nothing but problems
with Mathematica on Linux.  The BEST thing we've heard was somebody's
opinion that it might be worthwhile to run a Kernel on Linux (but not
the FrontEnd).

That's more than enough bad news to talk me out of switching to Linux.
I had been really considering it.

Bobby




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