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Re: Mathematica 9 for Windows

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 03:10:37 -0500 (EST)
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Nothing whatsoever forces you to use the link to Wolfram|Alpha.

On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:09 AM, Arne Eide <arne.eide at gmail.com> wrote:

> So much about the (rare?) blue screens. Now I am more concerned 
about the route Wolfram indicates with the new Mathematica version. Each 
previous version of Mathematica has represented important steps forward, 
improving well-known features and adding others. Even those versions 
that gave us loads of work to do, rewriting older notebooks, have been 
appreciated, increasing the net benefit of the software. I am not 
equally enthusiastic about version 9 (up to now). Does it represent a 
turning point in the development of the Mathematica software? It seems 
to me that the integration of the Wolfram-Alpha ideas into the 
Mathematica environment is changing the simple and attractive structure 
of Mathematica. Do we have to move into the Math kernel shell to get 
back to the original Mathematica experience? I hope you will maintain 
Mathematica as the unique tool it was and still is and let Wolfram-Alpha 
develop alongside, maybe also as a first Mathematica experience. 
Co-existence instead of a predator-prey relation.

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