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> From: Wayne J. Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: De-install/Un-install/Uninstall?
> Date: Thursday, April 03, 1997 12:50 PM
> At 09:26 AM 4/3/97 -0800, John Wheeler wrote:
> >Hi. We're a software company. One of our products has a script
> >to undo or remove a previously installed product. We'd like to
> >say something to the effect:
> >"To uninstall this product, do XYZ..."
> >We're not sure about the term "uninstall". Other candidate terms are:
> >Has anyone faced this particular issue before and decided on
> >an appropriate term? Or would any grammatical guru care to
> >give guidance?
> Uninstall sucks, but it already seems pervasive, at least on the Windows
> side. I prefer remove myself.
> "We're a software company." Since you're from Cisco, that may be the
> understatement of the year, John.
> --Wayne Douglass
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