Last year a friend of mine upgraded BoyFriend 1.0 to Husband 1.0 and found that it's a memory hog leaving very little system resources for other applications. She is only now noticing that Husband 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 her that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application. Not only that, Husband 1.0 installs itself such that it is always launched at system initialization where it can monitor all other system activity. She's finding that some applications such as Healthspa 10.3, Happyhour 2.5, and Shopping 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, Husband 1.0 provides no option as to the installation of undesired Plug-Ins such as MotherInLaw 55.8 and Outside-children Beta release. Also, system performance seems to diminish with each passing day. The features she'd like to see in the upcoming Husband 2.0 include: - A "Clean up your own mess" button - Minimize button - An install shield feature that allows Husband 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 Husband 1.0 by sticking with Boyfriend 2.0. Even here, however, I found many problems. Apparently you cannot install Boyfriend 2.0 on top of Boyfriend 1.0. You must uninstall Boyfriend 1.0 first. Other users say this is a long standing bug which I should have been aware of. Apparently the versions of Boyfriend 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 Boyfriend 1.0 doesn't work very well leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system. Another thing that sucks -- all versions of Boyfriend continually pop-up little annoying messages about the disadvantages of upgrading to Husband 1.0 BUG WARNING Husband 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Back-door-Jody 1.1 before uninstalling Husband 1.0, Husband 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Back-door-Jody 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming insufficient resources. BUG WORK-AROUNDS To avoid the above bug, try installing Back-door-Jody 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 Husband 1.0. Another solution would be to run Back-door-Jody 1.0 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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