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Re: Re: Comparison of Mathematica on Various Computers


dd if=/home/Arturas Acus of=/news/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica:
> When I installed (just for fun) Mathematica 5.1 on my old Texas laptop (Pentium
> I, 75Mhz) and tried to run it I got "unknown instruction" message from
> the kernel (if I correctly remember), not the frontend. 4.2 works fine
> on that hardware.

> So there is a definetely some instructions used in the
> Mathematica kernel 5.1 which are not supported by Pentium I chips. (If I
> recollect correctly Mathematica 5.0 was also able to run on that hardware, but I
> seldom used it, due to speed problems)

I would guess that Mathematica (at least v5.0 and higher) is compiled 
for Pentium II and higher. 
I remember using v4.2 on my 233MHz Pentium, slow but it worked.


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