From Your EMail Address (John.Smith@cognos.com )Thu Mar 27 15:46:38 1997
Subject: One woman's answer to "Girl Friend 1.0"
Last year a friend of mine installed BoyFriend 6.0. While this program did
not come with an uninstaller it seemed to have a time-out feature and would
eventually totally disappear. If she wished to continue running BoyFriend
6.0 she had to reinstall it. She upgraded to Husband 1.0 which retains all
of the features of BoyFriend 6.0 and doesn't seem to uninstall itself as
frequently. No other advantages to upgrading are apparent.
She has been experimenting with the various add-on modules available for
Husband 1.0 . Most recently she has installed MowLawn 1.2 and YardWork2.0
which she downloaded from the Internet at a freeware site. As frequently
happens with freeware the add-ons would start running but then required at
least six additional plug-in modules loaded of Miller 1.1 through Miller
1.6. Substitutions of the Miller 1.x series of plug-ins can be made
interchangeably with Coors 1.x, Budweiser 2.x, or Sam Adams 1.x. No
significant difference in run time has been noted. Extending the series of
Miller 1.x much beyond 1.6, while possible, seemed to affect the accuracy
of MowLawn 1.2 and YardWork2.0 and becomes counterproductive. Eventually
they cause Husband 1.0 to crash requiring a system shut down. Once crashed
even re-booting usually will not restart Husband 1.0 until the next day.
The Husband 1.0 will not run at all on Sundays with out the liberal
seasonable use of Football 3.0, Basketball 2.0, Baseball 1.5, or Hockey
2.5. Once one of these are running Husband 1.0 keeps requesting additional
installations of Coors 1.x, Budweiser 2.x, or Sam Adams 1.x plus assorted
plug-ins of FOOD 3.x. This seems to occupy the Husband 1.0 exclusively and
no additional features can be accessed or run.
She occasionally runs Husband 1.0 with the Theater 4.0 module and, while it
does run, Husband 1.0 will complain of run-time, lack of resources, and
will run sluggishly. If it seems to stop (energy save mode) it can be
restarted with a "warm boot". The "warm boot" can cause momentary confusion
and cause Husband 1.0 to then request the score. Comment: None of these
problems are apparent if she uses action plug-ins such as UnderSiege 2.0 or
DieHard 3.0. She gets similar performance from running BoyFriend 6.0 with
Shopping 3.5 unless she uses the plug-ins for Sears 2.4 and HomeDepot 1.7.
Many times she reevaluates the need for Husband 1.0 or even BoyFriend 6.0.
She considers the running difficulties, occasional unreliability,
complaints of low system resources; and constant demands for
care/attention. She wonders why she doesn't just let it stay uninstalled
and maybe she would if it wasn't for the way BoyFriend 6.0 or Husband 1.0
ran with Love 1.0.
by Jeannette DiLorenzo