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     SOFTWARE PROBLEMS
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     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:
     1. A "Don't remind me again" button
     2. Minimize button
     3. An uninstall 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.
     4. An option to run the network driver in promiscuous mode which would
     allow the system's 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 pop
     up annoying messages about the advantages of upgrading 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
     application such as LapLink 6.0. Also beware of similar shareware
     application that have been known to carry viruses that may affectWife
     1.0.

     Another solution would be to run Mistress 1.1 via a UseNet provider
     under an anonymous name. Here again, beware of the viruses which can
     accidentally be downloaded from the UseNet.


            // Altair


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