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Topic: M8 parallel to M9 installation
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George Woodrow III

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Re: M8 parallel to M9 installation
Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:09 AM
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What I do (also OS X) is to put older versions in a separate folder inside the Applications folder. The folder is named Mathematica8 (etc.), and this way I don't have to touch the app itself. The OS knows what to do. So far, double clicking on a notebook file opens the latest version.


On Dec 3, 2012, at 4:02 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski <> wrote:

> There is no need for any such option.
> I have Mathematica 6,7,8 and now 9 installed on the same MacBook Pro.
> They all work without any problems at all. The only thing that I do is
> renaming - all the versions before the latest I rename to "Mathematica
> version number" (e.g Mathematica 6) and the latest version is just
> called Mathematica. That's all you need to do, at least under Mac OS X
> (I am sure the same must be true on other platforms).
> Andrzej Kozlowski
> On 2 Dec 2012, at 10:58, Reinhard Simonovits
> <> wrote:

>> Hi,
>> soon I will receive a M9 copy on my Window laptop.
>> A lot of code is running on M8. So I don't want to have M8 uninstalled
>> when M9 is being installed.
>> I would like to have both on my machine, M8 and M9.
>> Do you know if there is an option on the M9 installer menue to have M8
>> untouched?
>> If not is there a work around?
>> Liebe Gr=FC=DFe, Best wishes, Reinhard
>> --
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>> Dr. Reinhard Simonovits
>> Handelsakademie | Karl Franzens University
>> Math Department | Inst. for Mathematics
>> Grazbachgasse 71 | Heinrichstrasse 36
>> A-8010 Graz, Austria
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