RE: what's new in 8.0.1?
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- Subject: [mg117147] RE: what's new in 8.0.1?
- From: "Emilio Martin-Serrano Sobrino" <emartinserrano at telefonica.net>
- Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:14:24 -0500 (EST)
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To WRI Right! , perfectly right! A new version mostly to correct bugs, or at least to correct some bugs among others, I guess. Exactly 10 days after my purchase of version 8.0.0, (I have the invoice on my desk, received just yesterday). Is not this a beautiful instance of planned obsolescence, sometimes, and euphemistically, called marketing strategy? Simply speaking: this- -is - - not- - serious. On the contrary, it is really disgusting. All my versions of Mathematica always were second releases of the type "x.0.1": 5.0.1, 6.0.1, 7.0.1 (I do not remember those of versions 2, 3, 4, though they were not "X.0.0" either). But this time I fell in the trap, because I could not move my former 7.0.1 to a brand new desktop, so I have to cope with one of the typically buggy X.0.0 versions , or, else, pay again for the same thing with some bugs removed, or, differently said, pay twice to replace a defective thing. If the V8.0.0 was buggy, as it seems to be, WRI ought to have said they were ready to release the remedy, and I had waited these 10 days to upgrade. That would have been the right thing. Of course, It is true that in my invoice, here on my desk, it can be clearly read: "No returns accepted without prior authorization". But, why not if the thing is defective? Or perhaps the new release is not to correct any bug in the previous release? Just new functionality? What about the stability problem, for example? Ah! The reason might be the EULA, I guess again. But, by the way, what about the EU directive about returning defective things within the 15 days after the purchase? Yours truly, a disappointed customer E. Martin-Serrano -----Mensaje original----- De: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at math.umass.edu] Enviado el: mi=E9rcoles, 09 de marzo de 2011 12:58 Para: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Asunto: [mg117070] what's new in 8.0.1? I just downloaded & installed Mathematica 8.0.1 under my Premier Service subscription. The e-mail announcing availability of this upgrade states, "more than 500 improvements, including feature, stability, and performance enhancements, as well as documentation updates." Does anybody know exactly where one can find a list of what's changed = from 8.0.0 to 8.0.1? (If you haven't yet received notification of the upgrade availability = but should get one, I think you just need to wait a bit: typically, WRI = rolls out new releases over a period, so as to avoid glacial downloads from a torrent of download requests hitting their servers all at once.) P.S. The installation process, including uninstalling 8.0.0 by the same installer, went really quickly (under Windows XP) compared to what has sometimes been the case in the past. -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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