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(nil): Pavlos DrStrangelove (paulpan(@)hotmail.com)
Ημερομηνία: Παρ 02 Απρ 1999 - 13:32:27 EEST

Software Upgrade

Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and found
that it is memory hungry 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 phenomenon 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 in the system at all, crashing the system when
selected (even
though they always worked fine before).
At installation, Wife 1.0 provides no option as to the installation of
undesired Plug-Ins such as MotherInLaw 55.8 and BrotherInLaw Beta
release.
Also, system performance seems to diminish with each passing day. The
features he'd like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0 include:

     - 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 be much more useful.

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
thing that sucks -- all
versions of Girlfriend continually pop-up little 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
doing the uninstall itself.
Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming insufficient
resources.
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