>Can somebody help me with the difference between the student and >the professional versions of Mma 2.2.3 for windows. Some people say they >are EXACTLY the same, others say that the student version doesn't have >the same capabilities as the professional one.
I'm considering purchasing a computer algebra system myself so I've asked about this; the Windows Professional and Student versions are exactly the same. The difference lies in the support (manuals, etc) you receive.
Here's the letter I received when I sent mail to Wolfram:
Paul, Thank you very much for your interest in Mathematica. Mathematica 3.0 for students will be $139.95 or if you purchase the current version now (SRP $109) you can then upgrade to 3.0 for $25. This will be a fully functional version that will utilize the math coprocessor. It will also be a 32 bit version that is native to Win95 and Windows NT.