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Re: v.7.0 issues

Like all previous versions of Mathematica, version 7.0 is ridiculously
expensive for the average user...

I wouldn't mind an ad supported version of Mathematica. For example,
part of the front end could have ads on the sides, when you start the
kernel it could pop up a message like: "This session is brought to you
by "abcdefgh" company" or the plots could have a watermark.

I don't know how much of the cost this method would cover but I think
it could shave off some part of it at least. Since this is scientific
software perhaps Universities/Colleges could buy advertisement

Mathematica is the best, but if only a few can afford it what's the


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