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

barringtonri Feb 15, 2013

Well, actually Bill, one of the prime reasons for my updating Guide was to support your significant and ongoing (but hardly paying) effort to provide us with this great software.

--- In, Bill Gray <pluto@...> wrote:
> 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
> regard.
> 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