[Fwd: Software Problem . . . HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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Subject: Software Problem . . . HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dear Technical Support:
I m currently running the latest version of GirlFriend and I ve  been
having  some problems lately.  I ve been running the same version of
DrinkingBuddies 1.0 forever as my primary application, and all  the
GirlFriend releases I ve tried have always conflicted with it.  I hear
that DrinkingBuddies won t crash if GirlFriend is run in  background
mode  and  the sound is turned off.  But I m embarrassed to say I  can t

find  the  switch to turn the sound off.  I just run them separately,
and  it works  okay.  Girlfriend also seems to have a problem
co-existing with my  Golf  program,  often trying to abort Golf with
some sort of timing incompatibility.  I probably should have stayed with

GirlFriend 1.0, but I  thought I  might  see better performance from
GirlFriend 2.0.  After months of  conflicts  and other problems, I
consulted a friend who has had experience  with  GirlFriend 2.0.  He
said I probably didn t have enough cache to  run  GirlFriend 2.0, and
eventually it would require a Token Ring to  run  properly.  He was
right as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled  itself.  Shortly
after that, I installed GirlFriend 3.0 beta.  All the  bugs  were
supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave  me a  virus
anyway.  I had to clean out my whole system and shut down for a
I very cautiously upgraded to GirlFriend 4.0.  This time I used  a SCSI
probe first and also installed a virus protection program.  It  worked
okay  for a while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was still in
my  system.  I tried running GirlFriend 1.0 again with GirlFriend 4.0
still  installed,  but GirlFriend 4.0 has a feature I didn t know about
that  automatically  senses the presence of any other version of
GirlFriend and  communicates  with it in some way, which results in the
immediate removel of  both  versions.  The version I have now works
pretty well, but there are still  some  problems. Like all versions of
GirlFriend, it is written in  some  obscure language I can t understand,

much less reprogram.  Frankly I  think  there is too much attention paid

to the look and feel rather  than the  desired  functionality. Also, to
get the best connections with your  hardware,  you  usually have to use
gold-plated contacts.  And I ve never liked how GirlFriend is totally
"object-oriented."  A  year  ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version
of GirlFriend to  GirlFriendPlus  1.0,  which is a Terminate and Stay
Resident version of GirlFriend.  He discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0
expires within a year if  you  don t  upgrade to Fiancee 1.0.  So he
did, but soon after that, he had  to  upgrade  to Wife 1.0, which he
describes as a huge resource hog. It has  taken up  all his space, so he

can t load anything else.  One of the primary reasons he decided to go
with Wife 1.0 was  because  it  came bundled with FreeSexPlus.  Well, it

turns out the resource  allocation  module of Wife 1.0 sometimes
prohibits access to FreeSexPlus,  particularly  the new Plug-Ins he
wanted to try.  On top of that, Wife 1.0  must be  running on a well
warmed-up system before he can do anything.  Although  he did not ask
for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw which has  an  automatic pop-up
feature he can t turn off.  I told him to try installing Mistress 1.0,
but he said he heard  if you  try to run it without first uninstalling
Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0  will delete  MSMoney files before doing the
uninstall itself.  Then Mistress  1.0  won t  install anyway because of
insufficient resources.  Any ideas?