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Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0

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  • Subject: [mg116286] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:20:02 -0500 (EST)
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I don't see why you bought an apparently expensive machine just to run
Mathematica. It ran just fine on the simple netbook PC of =80300 that I
tried A couple of years ago. It also ran fine on the mainstream laptop
that I bought five years ago, and it runs great on my new one. So, no
need for any exotic machinery. SUN as a platform is dwindling for
quite some time, so it was quite some risk jumping on a system like
that. I feel Wolfram is doing their job supporting 7 for this
platform, but I wouldn't say that they don't have the right to jump
off a sinking ship wrt new systems.

Cheers -- Sjoerd


On Feb 9, 8:11 am, P_ter <petervansumme... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Three years ago I bought an expensive SUN. Especially for the
> Professional Mathematica. I now have running a licensed Professional
> Mathematica 7.0
>
> Two months ago my supplier sent me a message in which Wolfram
> announced that for the operating system of this SUN, no update to
> Mathematica 8.0 would be possible. Only support for my current
> Mathematica 7.0
> That was all.
> I wrote to them and all I got was a neat answer which for me equates
> to "bla bla".
>
> >From my point of view this is not decent. I invested in trust. And
>
> then, oeps, there is this decision not to continue.
>
> Maybe the discussion about the Mathematica 8.0 home editions is not
> logical.



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