Re: De-install/Un-install/Uninstall?

Subject: Re: De-install/Un-install/Uninstall?
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 09:50:08 -0800

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:
>
>de-install
>deinstall
>un-install
>
>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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