I admit it: I love this job. Almost
every day, a new box of software arrives
in the mail for my review. One
unwanted result, however, of my software
surfing is that installing and uninstalling
software gives both my
Macintosh and my 486 PC a real workout.
My hard drives runneth over, forcing
me to remove something old so I
can add something new.
But making more room on the hard
drive is only part of the problem.
Frequently adding and deleting applications
also means my system files are
constantly being modified. Macintosh
"Preference" and "Extension" files grow
every time a new application is loaded,
consuming precious RAM, and my PC's
AUTOEXEC.BAT and WIN.INI files
(to mention only two)