Nothing whatsoever forces you to use the link to Wolfram|Alpha.
On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:09 AM, Arne Eide <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So much about the (rare?) blue screens. Now I am more concerned about the route Wolfram indicates with the new Mathematica version. Each previous version of Mathematica has represented important steps forward, improving well-known features and adding others. Even those versions that gave us loads of work to do, rewriting older notebooks, have been appreciated, increasing the net benefit of the software. I am not equally enthusiastic about version 9 (up to now). Does it represent a turning point in the development of the Mathematica software? It seems to me that the integration of the Wolfram-Alpha ideas into the Mathematica environment is changing the simple and attractive structure of Mathematica. Do we have to move into the Math kernel shell to get back to the original Mathematica experience? I hope you will maintain Mathematica as the unique tool it was and still is and let Wolfram-Alpha develop alongside, maybe also as a first Mathematica experience. Co-existence instead of a predator-prey relation.
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