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

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  • Subject: [mg37051] Re: Mathematica stole my X so I had to kill it
  • From: Steven <hattons at speakeasy.net>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 05:25:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <anp16h$r0p$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bill Rowe wrote:

> On 10/4/02 at 5:01 AM, djmp at earthlink.net (David Park) wrote:
> 
>>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?
> 
> If it is true Wolfram uses Mathematica on a Windows based machine my
> experience is it doesn't translate to Mathematica running better on
> Windows. I use Mathematica on WindowsNT and on a Mac (currently Mac OS X).
> I have found Mathematica to be more stable on a Mac than on Windows. On
> more than one occassion I've seen errors I made Mathematica code to crash
> the entire machine under WindowsNT. I've never had this happen running
> things on a Mac.

I believe you hit the nail on the head.  I suspect Dr. Wolfram is running on 
Mac.  I have the feeling WRI is a clandestine Mac holdout.

STH


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