Re: Using Mathematica remotely (installed on Mac, to be accessed from X)
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- Subject: [mg113135] Re: Using Mathematica remotely (installed on Mac, to be accessed from X)
- From: Pierre Albarede <pa.news at free.fr>
- Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 23:29:31 -0400 (EDT)
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Hello On 23 sep, 10:23, "perda... at gmail.com" <perda... at gmail.com> wrote: > screen sharing is just such a waste of bandwidth when all I want is a > Notebook front end :-) I agree. Screen sharing is a very unefficient way to use the network. Typically, it will only work smoothly within a local network. Moreover, screen sharinf is also a waste of your time : if you do not have total control on the remote machine, you will have problems. Indeed, screen sharing will not work if somebody else is using the screen or if there is no screen or if the screen is locked. Inversely, if you keep the remote screen unlocked at all times, then you will have a security problem on the remote machine ! Nothing compares with X11 for remote work, essentially because the graphical server is LOCAL. > I wonder if my Mathematica license is tied to the Mac or whether > it could be installed on a linux box too -- whithout the two instances running at the same time? Unfortunately, the licence is exclusive for one system. 4 systems are supported : Mac, Linux, Windows, Unix (like Sun). For historical and commercial reasons, Mac and linux are separate from Unix. You can switch from one system to another, at no charge with Premier service. With normal licence, you will need to pay. With student or home licence, probably, you will need to buy a new licence. For what you intend to do, linux seems better. You can install linux on a virtual machine on the Mac. Hopefully, Wolfram Research will lend you a licence for trial.