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Re: On which OS is Mathematica best implemented?

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  • Subject: [mg88950] Re: On which OS is Mathematica best implemented?
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 02:35:48 -0400 (EDT)
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I think that it is a reasonable truth to say that the Windows and mac
versions are very similar (I don't use Linux/Unix).  The key
differences between any of the implementations really reside in the
qualitative differences between the operating systems themselves.  WRI
does a remarkable job of executing a parallel development across
OS's.  I use a Mac, but I develop a variety of applications on it
which I then need to deploy on other OS's.  My experience in doing a
lot of this is that when I create something on the Mac, it generally
works elsewhere in the same way; sometimes though I need to do some
small OS-specific tweaks...

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On May 21, 2:55 pm, LeftCoast_Dave <I... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have not used Mathematica in a long time, but am about to get back
> into it. In it's first few versions (the only ones I have used) the Mac
> version was by far more polished, had more features, and was much
> stabler than its Windows counterpart (well, for everything I wanted to
> do, which was a lot). Such was the case for quite a few other programs
> at the time, including Microsoft's own cash caws, Excel and Word.
> Well, things changed for the Office suite- The Windows versions of Excel
> and Word have been "ahead" of the Mac versions for years (since v.5 of
> Excel).  What about Mathematica? On which OS is it "ahead" by and large
> /these/ days? How does its release/update history compare on the two
> platforms? The computer I will load this onto runs Mac OS 10.5.2, WinXP
> sp3, and of course Unix.
> Many, many thanks in advance.
> Dave

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