Upgrade to Wife
Last year, a friend of mine upgraded
from Girl Friend 4.0 to Wife 1.0 and found that it is a Memory hog, leaving few
system resources for other applications. He is also now noticing that 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 initialisation where it can monitor all
other system activity.
Wife 1.0 provides no installation
options. Thus, the installation of an undesired plug-in such as MotheIn-Law
55.8 and the Brother-In-Law Beta is unavoidable. Also, system performance seems
to diminish with each passing day.
· A “don’t remind me again” button
· A minimise button
· An install shield feature that allows Wife 2.0 to be installed with the option of uninstalling at any time without 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 wish I had decided to avoid all the headaches associated with Wife 1.0 by sticking with Girl Friend 3.0. Even here, however, I have found many problems. Apparently, you cannot install Girl Friend 4.0 on top of Girl Friend 3.0. You must uninstall Girl Friend 3.0 first; otherwise the two versions of Girl Friend will have conflicts over the shared I/O port. Other users have told me that this is a long-standing problem, and one I should have been well aware of.
To make matters worse, the uninstall program for Girl Friend 3.0 doesn't work very well, leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system. Another identified problem is that all versions of Girl Friend continually pop up annoying little messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0.
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 all M