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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)
  • References: <iev2fk$4hu$1@smc.vnet.net>

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 . . .


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