Re: what's new in 8.0.1?
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- Subject: [mg117216] Re: what's new in 8.0.1?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 04:36:56 -0500 (EST)
Why do you need to return anything? Surely if you bought 8.0.0 just 10 days, you're entitled to a free upgrade to 8.0.1. So what's your complaint? Or is it that you're dismayed that what you bought had bugs? If so, then obviously you must never buy any software whatsoever (or even download free software): all software has bugs! On 3/10/2011 4:02 PM, E. Martin-Serrano wrote: > "Most of what went into 8.0.1 was bug fixes and performance improvements. " > > What I guessed and what has been confirmed, though the confirmation was, in > fact, unnecessary at all for me. > > In fact I am to ask for a return and refund to the customer service within > the regular 15 days of the purchase. > > E. Martin-Serrano. > > > > -----Mensaje original----- > De: Emilio Martin-Serrano Sobrino [mailto:emartinserrano at telefonica.net] > Enviado el: jueves, 10 de marzo de 2011 12:14 > Para: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Asunto: [mg117147] RE: what's new in 8.0.1? > > 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 > > > > -- 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