updated 06:50 pm EST, Thu February 16, 2006
Mathematica for Mactels
Wolfram Research today announced that its Mathematica software is now optimized for Intel-based Macs. According to the company, this makes Mathematica the "first professional application to run natively on Intel Mac beyond Apple's own Universal product line. The Mathematica Universal release capitalizes on the increased speed of the Intel Core Duo processor chip and is able to run on both Intel and PowerPC Macs." The company also noted that it has led the way in producing applications for the Mac community: "We have always supported the Macintosh platform, even when others haven't. Last year, we were the first-and only-technical software company to offer a 64-bit Mac platform with our initial release of 5.2, and this update is in keeping with our continued efforts to anticipate our users' needs." Mathematica 5.2 for the Intel Mac can be immediately downloaded from the Wolfram Research web store for $1880 (includes one year of support). Existing Premier Service customers are eligible for a complimentary update or system transfer.