MEMORANDUM RE: Computer Software Warning
Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 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
productbrochure 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 8.3, 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.
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 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.
*** 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 beenknown 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.