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[turbobike] Software Alert (humor)

Rick (gsxr1100@ptw.com)
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 19:56:28 -0800

Coudn't help it but it was to good to not pass it on to all you
Turbo Rick
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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 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
>(eventhough 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:
>
>A "Don't remind me again" button
>
>A Minimize button
>
>An install shield feature that allows Wife 2.o 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 system 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 traces of the application in the system. Another annoying
>problem: all versions of Girlfriend continually popup 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 1.1before
>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 applications such as Laplink 6.0. Also,
>beware of similar shareware applications that have been known to carry
>viruses that may affect Wife 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.
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