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Re: Re: Re: Hardware question

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  • Subject: [mg60400] Re: [mg60386] Re: [mg60317] Re: Hardware question
  • From: Renan <renan.birck at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 05:16:20 -0400 (EDT)
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On 9/14/05, Geir Sivertsen <blackscholes at mac.com> wrote:
> I warmly recommend Mathematica with the 64-bit G5 processor from IBM
> on the OSX platform. This processor performs excellent compared to
> any other processor. The dual G5 power Mac also supports 8 GB memory.
> Not only is the performance highly competitive, the OSX is based on a
> UNIX-like BSD-kernel, and the whole package is by far more stable and
> reliable than the Windows OS. The Linux platform is as reliable and I
> like it a lot, but I find the smooth user interface of the OSX to be
> superior, and I am not really sure whether 8 GB is supported on Linux?

Yes, Linux can use 8GB RAM. 
The only problem is the user interface, but I think you could run a
remote Mathematica kernel on a Linux server and use the front-end on
the Mac as a "terminal".

I never tried this, however. (someday I will try this with a
Mathematica kernel running in an OS installed within VMware).


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