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Re: Mathematica 5 and Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg54611] Re: [mg54563] Mathematica 5 and Windows XP
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 03:21:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Under Windows XP Professional SP2, I routinely run Mathematica 5.1 
concurrently with many other programs, including: NetObjects Fusion, 
WS_FTP Pro, WinEdt, Firefox, Thunderbird, Excel 2003.  It doesn't crash 
on me.

Skirmantas wrote:
> I suspect Mathematica 5 was the culprit of two nasty Windows XP
> crashes I have experienced during the past four months. In the second
> one, Internet Explorer (which was running when Mathematica's kernel
> crashed) got hopelessly corrupted. I'm not 100% sure it's Mathematica,
> but it is my prime suspect. Even if it is Mathematica, I'm ready to
> forgive it because it is such a great piece of software otherwise.
> However, it would it interesting to know when Mathematica is known to
> crash and what can be done to avoid destabilizing Windows (which is
> NOT a great piece of software). After the second crash, my rule is
> this: don't run anything else when Mathematica is working.  

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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