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Re: Re: Re: Hardware question
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).