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Old 05-28-03, 09:54 PM
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Upgrading to Wife 1.0

Last year a friend of mine upgraded from Girlfriend 4.0 to Wife 1.0 and found that it's a memory hog leaving few system resources for other applications. He is also now noticing the Wife 1.0 is also spawning Child-processes which are further consuming valuable resources. No mention of this particular phenomenon was included in the product documentation, though other users have informed me that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application.

Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself so that it is always launched at system initialization where it can monitor all other system activity. Some applications such as PokerNite 10.3 , Bachelor Party 2.5, and Pubnite 7.0 are no longer able to run on the system at all, causing the system to lockup when launched (even though the apps worked fine before).

Wife 1.0 provides no installation options. Thus, the installation of undesired plug-ins such as Mother-in-law 55.8 and the Brother-in-law Beta is unavoidable. Also, system performance seems to diminish with each passing day.

Some features my friend would like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0:

* A "don't remind me again" button.
* Minimize button.
* Ability to delete the "headache" file
* An install feature that provides an option to uninstall 2.0 version without loss loss of other system resources.
* An option to run the network driver in "promiscuous mode" allowing the the system's Hardware Probe feature to be much more useful/effective.

I myself wish I had decided to avoid all of the headaches associated with Wife 1.0 by sticking with Girlfriend 3.0 Even here, however, I have found many problems. Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 4.0 on top of girlfriend 3.0. You must uninstall Girlfriend 3.0 first, otherwise the two versions of Girlfriend will have conflicts over shared use of the I/O port. Other users have told me that this is a long-standing problem that I should have been aware of. Guess that explains what happened to versions 1 and 2.

To make matters worse, the uninstall program for Girlfriend 3.0 doesn't work very well, leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system. Another identified problem is that all versions of Girlfriend have annoying little messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0!

VIRUS ALERT

All users should be aware that 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. Once that happens, Mistress 1.1 won't install and you will get an "insufficient resources" error message. To avoid the aforementioned bug, try installing Mistress 1.1 on a different system and " never" run any file transfer applications(such as Laplink) between the two systems.

FYI: Don't even think about a shared directory!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 05-30-03, 06:06 PM
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There shouldn't be a problem with Wife 1.0 if it is 100% compatable with the original operating system. This operating system is Windows 71 & I will not upgrade. There are always problems when upgrading; older tried & true programs will not run, system coflicts, etc... Besides, the original Beta version of Wife 1.0 passed all of the tests, (both operating & stress) so unless I'm part of a total system failure, Wife 1.0 stays forever, burned into the permanent memory chip set.
 
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Old 05-30-03, 06:58 PM
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Old 05-31-03, 05:52 AM
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I agree w/ Specter 100%!!!!!!!!! at the risk of sounding like one of those guys still running Win3.1 on 386sx, WIFE 1.0 is the one and only O.S. for me!!!!!!

Anyone willing to stay w/ me still after 15 years is a keeper!
 
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Old 07-01-03, 01:05 PM
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Smile How about a new set of instructions?

To be fair I think we have to know why M&F R so different. Could it be, we need a BI-Lingo Male/Female Langauge?


Male and Female Nouns explaned.


It has often been suggested that English should have male and female nouns.

Here are a few candidates for consideration as useful Male and Female nouns :

SWISS ARMY KNIFE -- Male, because even though it appears useful for a wide variety of work, it spends most of its time just opening bottles.

KIDNEYS -- Female, because they always have to go to, the bathroom in pairs.

PENLIGHT -- Male, because it can be turned on very easily, but isn't all that bright.

TIRE -- Male, because it goes bald and is often over inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOON: Male, because you can't, get it to go anywhere. You have to light a fire under it first, and then of course, there's the hot air part to deal with.

SPONGES -- Female, because they are soft and squeezable and retain water.

WEB PAGE -- Female, because there always getting hit on.

SHOE -- Male, because it is usually unpolished, with its tongue hanging out.

COPIER -- Female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm up. Because it is an effective reproductive device when the right buttons are pushed, and because it can wreak havoc when the wrong buttons are pushed.

ZIPLOC BAGS -- Male, because they hold everything in, but you can always see right through them.

SUBWAY -- Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick females up with.

HOURGLASS -- Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom end.

HAMMER -- Male, because it hasn't evolved much over the last 10,000 years, but it's handy to have one around, and is good for killing bugs with.
 
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Old 07-01-03, 01:44 PM
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Maturo,

Those are great!

My favs:

COPIER -- Female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm up. Because it is an effective reproductive device when the right buttons are pushed, and because it can wreak havoc when the wrong buttons are pushed.
HAMMER -- Male, because it hasn't evolved much over the last 10,000 years, but it's handy to have one around, and is good for killing bugs with
Thanks for the smile!

Kay
 
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Old 07-01-03, 05:24 PM
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Smile The lighter side of life

Your Welcome Kay I thought you could use a funny, for a change of pace. I like the PenLight & Tire LOL.
 
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