La publicación Linux Journal edita en su número de Marzo un análisis de Mathematica 4.2 firmado por Dragan Stancevic, donde este afirma:

"The fundamental idea behind Mathematica is what makes it such a versatile and powerful computing platform. Everything in Mathematica is represented as a symbolic expression....This opens up so many possibilities I was literally overwhelmed by the sheer number of things I could try for the review [...] It's probably the most beautiful piece of Linux software I have ever used. During my review, I couldn't help but spend hours and hours just experimenting with the capabilities and exploring the options."