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Re: Re: Running Mathematica under Linux Red Hat

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  • Subject: [mg21130] Re: [mg20952] Re: Running Mathematica under Linux Red Hat
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 01:21:29 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
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Rob Smith wrote:
> I too am now running under Red Hat 6.0 and, wow, what a huge difference.
> I do alot of graphics and manipulations with fairly large lists.  Under
> Windoze I would routinely reboot every hour or so also--I spent almost as
> much time saving and rebooting (and recalculating lost work) as I did
> doing my work in the first place!  I'm now running on a 450 MHz P-III
> with 256 MB RAM and haven't crashed Mathematica a single time.  And if
> anybody wants more incentive to switch to Linux check this out:  I boot
> Win95 and Red Hat 6.0 off the same machine and 1) my CPU runs 8 degrees
> Celsius cooler under Linux and 2) my 56K modem connection is 10 times
> faster under Linux.  No, I am not kidding.


nobody thinks Windows 95/98 is a serious OS - not even MS: otherwise
they would not sell NT4.
I am runnig currently NT4 on my machines - Mathematica does not crash nor have I
reboot NT (except for driver updates). 
But I think I will switch to Linux next year, because I miss real (not
desktop-links) file- and directory-links and want to get rid of that
opaque "registry" stuff.


--- This message was entirely written using recycled electrons ---

Harald Giese
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Institut fuer Meereskunde der Universitaet Hamburg
(Institute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg)
Troplowitzstrasse 7, D-22529 Hamburg

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