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Re: Future for Mathematica on Solaris

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  • Subject: [mg100619] Re: Future for Mathematica on Solaris
  • From: Peter Orion <peterlorion at googlemail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 03:57:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gv2jlq$990$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 21 May, 05:00, John Fultz <jfu... at wolfram.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 May 2009 01:42:04 -0400 (EDT), Peter Orion wrote:
> > I was interested in purchasing a copy of Mathematica forSolaris, but
>
> > have seen various things on the net suggesting theSolaris(and to a
> > lesser extent linux) versions are more buggy than the Windows version.
>
> > Looking on the Wolfram web site where one can request a trial
>
> >http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/experience/request.cgi
>
> > I find one can't request a trail onSolarisfrom the web site.
>
> > So I  contacted Wolfram Research directly by email and asked about a
> > 14-day save-disabled trail. I received a reply in a couple of days,
> > telling me no trial version of Mathematica exists forSolaris.
>
> > Given theSolarisversion is more expensive than the windows one,
> > there are various reports of bugs onSolaris, and one can't even get a
> > trail version, it does beg the question whether Wolfram Research are
> > serious about the future of Mathematica onSolaris.
>
> > Peter
>
> I'm sure that somebody has already (or will very soon) contacted you, Pet=
er.
> But for anybody else who might have been following this, there's a bit mo=
re to
> say here.  The person you spoke to correctly pointed out that there is =
no trial
> version forSolaris, but didn't realize there was another option which wou=
ld
> have accomplished your goal.  If you're talking to a representative of =
our salesteam, they can grant a temporary evaluation license.
>
> We're spreading the word internally to make sure that anybody who might b=
e
> fielding questions such as this will be aware of the option in the future=


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