Re: Uninstalling vs Removing

Subject: Re: Uninstalling vs Removing
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:36:39 -0400

I stand corrected, now that I have my copy in front of me again.

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Bill, I repeat from my first response to Megan's question:
>
> "In general, use *uninstall* to refer to removing hardware or software from
> a computer system. However, if the context talks about *adding*(rather than
> *installing*) sw or hw, the preferred term is *remove*."
>
> *M$ Manual of Style, 4th Edition*
> *
> *
> *~~~~~~~~~*
> *
> *
> I grant you that the MMoS isn't the final word. Megan, and all others on
> this forum, should follow whatever style has been adopted for their
> employer or project. The point I made yesterday is to follow a *style
> guide*and not just wing it according to one's own personal preference.
>
> *> *Chris
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> My copy of the latest MMoS is at the office, but I recall it favoring
>> "remove".
>>
>> Uninstall is a command, not an action.
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
>> <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
>> > Hello All:
>> >
>> > What is the preferred word to use when writing about taking software off
>> a machine?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Megan
>>
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References:
Uninstalling vs Removing: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: Uninstalling vs Removing: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Uninstalling vs Removing: From: Chris Morton

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