Console Maple is a Command-Line Interface (CLI) version of Maple. Sometimes, it is referred to as TTY (TeleTYpewriter) Maple. The display outputs are very limited, but computational power is maintained.
Since elements of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) can slow down Maple, Console Maple may actually perform intensive computations faster than the GUI version, and so it can be useful for running code which is strictly computational in nature when time and memory are at a premium.
Moreover, Console Maple can be used to test whether or not Maple is actually working, compared with the GUI itself.
To test Console Maple 2020 on your computer, please perform the following:
Open the script for Console Maple:
C:\Program Files\Maple 2020\bin.X86_64_WINDOWS\cmaple.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maple 2020\bin.win\cmaple.exe C:\Program Files\Maple 2020\bin.win\cmaple.exe
If you see a prompt, type 1+1; then press "Enter". Don't forget the semi-colon!
Did you see a prompt? If so, did entering 1+1; display 2?