Girlfriend 1.0 -> Wife 1.0
MEMORANDUM RE: Computer Software Warning.
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 whichare 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
Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself such that it is always
launched at system initialization where it can monitor all other
He's finding that some applications such as PokerNight 8.3,
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 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 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 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 doesn't work very well leaving undesirable
traces of the application in the system.
Another thing that sucks - all versions of GirlFriend continually
pop up little 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 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0,
Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall
Then Mistress 1.1will refuse to install, claiming insufficient
*** 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 beenknown
to carry viruses that may affect Wife 1.0.
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.