Re: [Unsure] [guide-user] Why am I retaining Guide 8 when I'm running Guide 9?

Bill Gray Feb 14, 2013

Hi Pete, all,

In theory (and, generally, in practice), once you have Guide 9 tuned
to your preferences, you can safely delete Guide 8 and pass it on to somebody
else. There is no particular benefit to having both of them running; i.e.,
there are no ways in which Guide 8 is "better" than Guide 9, and quite
a few areas where Guide 9 has advantages.

Usually, though, whenever I install version N+1 of a program, I'm
perfectly happy to keep version N around until I'm absolutely convinced that
N+1 is all it's cracked up to be. I can understand a bit of caution in this

At some point, you may decide that you're tired of Guide 8.0 cluttering
up your hard drive (it can consume 1.3 GBytes if you have both CDs installed).
Aside from the loss of hard drive space, I can't think of any real problem
caused by having both versions installed.

-- Bill

On 02/14/2013 09:44 AM, barringtonri wrote:
> Noticed on a recent post that I'm not the only one who has neglected to delete
> Guide 8 after making the upgrade. Is there any logical reason for not doing so?
> Pete Peterson
> Wishing Star Observatory I15