Re: switching between versions 7 and 8
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- Subject: [mg114975] Re: switching between versions 7 and 8
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 02:34:07 -0500 (EST)
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In article <iev2fk$4hu$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > > You seem to be doing quite a bit to make things more difficult > than they need to be. Unless you have customized your current > machine (I assume it is a Mac) in a rather unusual way, Apple's > migration assistent will move the appropriate files to your > MacBookPro. After using migration assistant, I would simply drag > version 7 which will be transferred to your MacBookPro to the > trash and install version 8 since you stated above you only want > to keep the current version installed. > > For myself, when a new version of Mathematica as been made > available, I leave the old version installed for awhile. This > allows me to easily go back one version should something change > in the newer version that causes me an issue. At some point, I > find I no longer launch the older version and simply delete it > from my hard drive. The deletion usually happens long after I've > stopped using the older version when I spend some time cleaning > out old apps/files from my hard drive. > I'm coming around to your way of thinking on this issue . . .