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(Humor based on computer terminology.)
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 product
brochure or the documentation, though others 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
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
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 be installed with
the option to uninstall at anytime without the loss of cache and other
- 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. Others 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
popup little annoying messages about the advantages of upgrading to
******* 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 been known to carry viruses that may affect
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.