Upgrades

Looking through my collection of old files, I found the following.

Now, I need a suitable disclaimer or I may end up – sorta deceased! The distaff mafia will put out a contract on the innocent archive.

How does it go?

“No reference to any person, living or dead, is intended in the following tale. Any such resemblance is purely coincidental and – – -” You know how it rambles on.

Anyway, it applies! This is NOT TRUE and has NO BASIS IN REALITY!

Honestly, fair dinkum and truly.

Last year, I upgraded my GirlFriend 5.0 to GirlFriend 5.1, which installs itself as Fiancee 1.0. Recently, I upgraded Fiancee 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and it’s a real memory hog. It has taken up all my space, and Wife 1.0 must be running before I can do ANYTHING.

It is also spawning Child Processes that are further consuming system resources. 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.

Additional plug-ins were automatically installed, such as Mother-In-Law 55.8, and there is no uninstall feature for these plug-ins. No mention of these behaviors was discussed in the brochures or documentation, although other users have reported similar problems.

Because of this, some users that I know have decided to avoid the headaches associated with these upgrades, and simply move from Girlfriend 5.0 to Girlfriend 6.0. Unfortunately, this is not without its perils either, as all traces of Girlfriend 5.0 must be removed from the system before attempting installation of 6.0.

Even then, Girlfriend 6.0 will repeatedly run system checks (usually in the background, and often late at night when the system is asleep) to find evidence of previous versions. To cap it off, Girlfriend 6.0 apparently has a nag feature reminding about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0.

2 Responses

  1. haha, that’s funny

    yup – especially to the Early Geeks :)

    Like

  2. … and half your system resources just disappear forever if ever you try to run Girlfriend 6.0 at the same time as Wife 1.0.

    Only half?

    Like

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