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Re: mathematica 64-bit for ms windows

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  • Subject: [mg85497] Re: mathematica 64-bit for ms windows
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:04:22 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fopb36$bfq$>

But be aware that if you are buying a new computer, from Dell at least, and 
you specify a 64 bit microprocessor, you will not necessarily get a 64 bit 
operating system, and may not even be able to install a 64-bit operating 
system. So if you are looking to use 64-bit Mathematica check out very 
carefully before purchase that you will indeed have a 64-bit operating 

As I understand it, the main advantage of a 64-bit operating system is that 
you can address more memory, beyond 2GB, but that it is not significantly 
faster - and may even be slower. (Others may correct me or expand on this.)

David Park
djmpark at

"peter" <glassymeow at> wrote in message 
news:fopb36$bfq$1 at
> hi
>  while browsing about the mathematica products i have noticed that there 
> is no something stated lucidly like:
>  mathematica 64-bit for windows
>  while there is such a statement (64-bit) regarding mathematica for Linux
>  does that mean that there is a one package for windows in which the 
> installer will detect  whether the windows OS is 32 bit or 64 bit and will 
> install accordingly ??
>  peter

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