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.