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Slow performance on OS X?

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  • Subject: [mg56535] Slow performance on OS X?
  • From: Kenneth Bowman <k-bowman at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 02:40:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Texas A&M University
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I haven't used Mathematica in a year or two, so I have not bothered to upgrade 
my 4.1.3 license.  When I start it up now, however, it runs like molasses (on a 
2.5 GHz, dual-processor G5 with 2 GB of RAM and OS X 10.3.9).  I don't recall 
any similar problems the last time I used it (on a G4).

I thought it might be issues with the old version, but MathReader 5.0.1 also 
runs *very* slowly.

Are there any known issues that cause this behavior?  (And any solutions?)  I 
don't want to spring for a new license and find that it does not resolve the 

Thanks, Ken Bowman

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