BoyFriend 1.0 and Husband 1.0

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

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


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


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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