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Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0

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  • Subject: [mg116319] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:13:12 -0500 (EST)

Similarly, Mathematica 8 is not supported on Mac OS X for PowerPC Macs, 
although Mathematica 7 is. Nor has Mathematica been supported for some 
time on NeXT computers.

Alas, computers and software becomes obsolete.

On 2/10/2011 5:20 AM, Sjoerd C. de Vries wrote:
> 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>  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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