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PDF.exe inside on OS X

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:47:35 -0400 (EDT)
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When certain 3D graphics is rendered in Mathematica 8.0.4 on my Mac under OS X (10.7.4), I can see from the Mac's Activity Monitor that a process PDF.exe is activated. And inside the package there's a file:


I thought .exe always referred to a Windows PC executable. What's going on here?

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