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Re: Best Windows for Mma 2.2.2????

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  • Subject: [mg2124] Re: Best Windows for Mma 2.2.2????
  • From: olee at (O. Lee)
  • Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 01:54:53 -0400
  • Organization: Ripco BBS, Free Trial account (312) 665-0065

Jerry P. Purswell (purswell at wrote:
: I am still running Mma (ver 2.2.2 enhanced)  under Windows 3.1. Does anyone 
: out there have comparisons of Mma under the different versions of Windows 
: (Win 3.1, WfW 3.1, Win 95) ?

I have used Mma v2.2.1 enhanced under Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.

: With regard to Windows 95 - I've heard from someone at WRI that Mma may 
: actually run more slowly under Win 95 since Win 95 requires so much memory.

Mma v2.2.1 enhanced runs noticeably *faster* in Win 95 than Win 3.1. A
calculation which took over 4 hours on a 486DX/33 with DOS 6.2/Win 3.1
took slightly over 3 hours on the same 486DX/33 under Win 95. An additional
benefit of Win 95 was that I could crank Mma kernel memory to the max - 
12 MB (Win 95 implements a swap file that changes size as applications
need more RAM). I have 8MB RAM with a ram doubler (~16MB).

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