[lug] NTFS for windows emulators and an OT comment

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Fri Oct 18 22:24:45 MDT 2002

Timothy C. Klein wrote:

> Don't they make a version of Maple for Linux?  Maybe you could get your
> copy transferred to a Linux license, for free?  Probably wishfull
> thinking.

I'm pretty sure they have a version of Maple for Linux that is roughly 
$100 or $150.

> WINE might work, might not.  You would probably have to try it to find
> out.  If at all possible, I would put the NT system on FAT32, despite
> its inferiority, as NTFS is experimental in write mode, as others have
> noted, and has been as long as I can remember.  I doubt if it will ever
> be stable in write mode.
> Mathematica does come in Linux, and it seems like I remember Maple did,
> too.  There is also a software package called Maxima, which is a Lisp
> computer algebra system, descended from Macsyma, which is the CAS that
> started it all.  It is not totally polished, and a bit hard to learn,
> but you might look at it if you really wanted to stay in Linux.  Maxima
> is free, under the GPL.

I had a student edition of Mathematica on Linux, and while it is 
outstanding software, their locking and licensing is ridiculous. You can 
expect a copy to run in excess of $1000 (haven't checked lately, but a 
couple years back I think it was over $2k). Don't know about the other 
listed ones, but Maple has had some fairly good reviews.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

> Tim
> * Scott A. Herod (herod at dimensional.com) wrote:
> >Thanks for the note.  The software package is Maple.  I didn't realize
> >there was a fear of the driver corrupting the disk.  I don't use windows
> >often but would hate to have to find my backup tapes.  I've actually got
> >an old version of maple on my ancient mac laptop.  I'll have to stick
> >with it most of the time.
> >
> >Scott
> >
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