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Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/linux_unix/article.php/3886161/Is-Sticking-With-Solaris-a-Wise-Choice.htm On Feb 11, 10:13 am, P_ter <petervansumme... at gmail.com> wrote: > Well, if your argument is that I should always do the same as you, that is > to particular. And! Yes, not in business I would have bought otherwise. > So, my arguments come from a different field. Let me explain. As a > small business I had reasons to buy this machine. And the representative > of Wolfram knew that I bought it especially for Mathematica. As far > as I could see in the platform list of Mathematica it was ok. Your > argument of "exotic machine" was not valid. The operating system was > in the list. SUN is not dwindling for some time. It grew in software, > that is a great asset! But it was not commercially well run. Now that > has changed. And the one who bought it already has good profit from that > part. Many had that confusion about profit and valuable assets. Not > so the business analysts. Could that takeover be the reason of not > supporting Mathematica 8.0 anymore for this platform? The change in > ownership happened like overnight. And I got the message just a few > months ago, nearly at the same moment. For me it means that I lost a > connection with a system suited for business. > > Also, there are in many countries business laws which state that any > business should act in good faith. The ground is that business runs > on trust. Any business should communicate with his customers over a > change in policy in ample time. Investment would halt if otherwise. > Clearly your argument is valid only for the single user in an academic > supported environment. But for a business it does not bring credentials. > My point is also that even if it concerns a sinking ship, this is not > done in a policy of continuity with the customer. If you read the > current discussion elsewhere on this forum about the home edition of > Mathematica 8.0, one can recognize that single users is an outsider > what so ever. Once outside a business model (the university, students) > one is on its own. I object against this attitude. The people who > support the purchase in the academic field - as a system to be used - > will think about it. It is eating up that people support. In my case > there is some extra: from one moment to the other, the business model > changed. Beware of that. That is my message. Trust is lost.