07
Dec

Girlfriend Version 1.0

Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and found
that its 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. Hes 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.

Some features wed like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0.

A Dont 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 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 doesnt 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 (nag screens) 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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