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Re: what's new in 8.0.1?

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  • Subject: [mg117250] Re: what's new in 8.0.1?
  • From: Onkar Singh <onkars at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 05:12:17 -0500 (EST)

If you have Premier Service on Mathematica license or if you have just 
purchased a new Mathematica license in the last 30 days, you are 
automatically eligible for the free upgrade to Mathematica 8.0.1.

  All Mathematica 8.0.0 Home Edition licenses are also eligible for this 
free upgrade to Mathematica 8.0.1.

You can download Mathematica 8.0.1 by going to your Wolfram User Portal 
( and going to the 'My Products and Services' tab.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Onkar Singh
Wolfram Research

On 3/10/2011 5:14 AM, Emilio Martin-Serrano Sobrino wrote:
> 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]
> Enviado el: mi=E9rcoles, 09 de marzo de 2011 12:58
> Para: mathgroup at
> 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
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