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Θέμα: Fw: Wife1.0



(nil): Nicholas Rossis (nicholas(@)caad.ed.ac.uk)
Ημερομηνία: Τετ 30 Απρ 1997 - 16:02:11 EEST

> H sunexeia tou gnostou joke..

> Advice on upgrading to Wife 1.0
>
> Following some known problems when upgrading your environment.
> (Some of you may still use the earlier revision).
>
> Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 6.0 to Wife 1.0 and
> found that it's a memory hog leaving very little system resources for
> other applications. He is only now noticing that Wife 1.0 also is
> spawning Child-Processes which are further consuming valuable
> resources.
>
> No mention of this particular phenomena was included in the product
> brochure or the documentation, though other users have informed him
> that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application. Not
> only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself such that it is always launched at
> system initialization where it can monitor all other system
> activity. He's finding that some applications such as PokerNight 10.3,
> BeerBash 2.5, and PubNight 7.0 are no longer able to run, crashing the
> system when selected (even though they always worked fine before). At
> installation, Wife 1.0 automatically installs undesired Plug-Ins such
> as MotherInLaw 55.8 and BrotherInLaw Beta release. As a consequence
> system performance seems to diminish with each passing day.
>
> Some features he'd like to see in the upcoming wife 2.0:
>
> - A "Don't remind me again" button
> - Minimize button
> - An install shield feature that allows Wife 2.0 to
> be installed with the option to uninstall at anytime without
> the loss of cache and other system resources.
> - An option to run the network driver in promiscuous mode which would
> allow the systems hardware probe feature to have greater use.
>
> I myself decided to avoid all of the headaches associated with Wife
> 1.0 by sticking with Girlfriend 2.0. Even here, however, I found many
> problems. Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 2.0 on top of
> Girlfriend 1.0. You must uninstall Girlfriend 1.0 first. Other users
> say this is a long standing bug which I should have been aware
> of. Apparently the versions of Girlfriend have conflicts over shared
> use of the I/O port. You think they would have fixed such a stupid bug
> by now. To make matters worse, the uninstall program for Girlfriend
> 1.0 doesn't work very well leaving undesirable traces of the
> application in the system.
>
> Another annoying problem -- all versions of Girlfriend continually
> popup annoying messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0
>
> ***** BUG WARNING ********
> Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Mistress 1.1
> before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files
> before executing a self - uninstallation. Then Mistress 1.1 will
> refuse to install, claiming insufficient system resources.
>
> *** BUG WORK-AROUNDS ***************
> To avoid the above bug, try installing Mistress 1.1 on a different
> system and never run any file transfer applications such as Laplink
> 6.0. Also, beware of similar shareware applications that have been
> known to carry viruses that may affect Wife 1.0.
>
> Another solution would be to run Mistress 1.0 via a UseNet provider
> under an anonymous name. Here again, beware of the viruses which can
> accidentally be downloaded from the UseNet.


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