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Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition

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  • Subject: [mg116067] Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:51:01 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ii5rii$fia$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <ii5rii$fia$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote:

> So far as I am aware, for a given version number, e.g., 8.0.0, the 
> regular (i.e., "Professional") edition = Home Edition = Student Edition 
> with respect to features.
> 
> The two aspects that _may_ differ are: (1) kind of support provided by 
> Wolfram Research (beyond installation issues), and (2) whether some 
> special identification of the edition appears on printed pages.


And, the legal restrictions that you (purportedly!) agree to, and even 
commit others to, when you purchase and use the Home Edition.

Last time I looked at the fine print of these was several years ago, but 
my reaction at that time was that they were as extensive as they were 
dismaying as they were stupid as they were unenforceable.


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