Friday, February 17, 2006

Mathematica released for Mac Intel

It was not long ago that I wrote about the hints and statements coming out of the scientific software companies about support for the new Mac Intel platform.

Well the race has a winner, and it is Wolfram Research, who have now started shipping a native Mac Intel version of Mathematica. Wolfram even claims that this is the first professional application, not made by Apple, for Mac Intel.

Now we must wait to find out if it was a close run race or if the other horses are heading for the glue factory!

While Apple will be pleased that there is serious support for its new platform, this will mean little to Wolfram's sales in the short term. But it does tell us much about Wolfram's attitude to new technology and the efficiency of its development group.

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