So you want to run Mathematica on a computer which is permanently connected to the physics department network. Installation and configuration differes, depending on who is managing this computer. Be aware that this does not include the WLAN/eduroam or ZEDAT VPN networks. For hosts connected through WLAN or VPN you need to use a single-user license.
Mathematica is installed on all centrally managed Linux hosts by default. You run it by typing
mathematica into a terminal window. You can start the non-graphical version by typing
math. Older versions are also available by typing
mathematica7 for example.
Mathematica 8.0 for Linux x86 (64-bit)
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To install Mathematica you simply select it from Control Panel → Programs and Features → Install a program from the Network:
You need to download the Mathematica installer from https://software.physik.fu-berlin.de. Install Mathematica on your computer and start the program. You will be asked to activate Mathematica. Choose Other ways to activate using the button at the bottom of the window:
In the next window choose Connect to a network license server:
Type in the address of the Mathematica license server (mathlm.physik.fu-berlin.de) and klick the Activate button: