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 gmail.com>
- 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... I hope that this helps... --David A WorkLife FrameWork E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach... Trial Version at: http://scientificarts.com/worklife/ On May 21, 2:55 pm, LeftCoast_Dave <I... at nul.domain.com> 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