|Windows is built up of interdependent software pieces called DLLs*|
|During installations one vendor's DLLs may replace another's -> BAD!|
|Worst offenders: Intuit (Quicken), Microsoft, games vendors.|
|Better vendors: most popular freeware and shareware.|
DLL: Dynamic Linked Library. Macintosh computers don't have this problem.
See also: GameCenter DLL Hell, Livingstone's 4 part series in InfoWorld: 1, 2, 3, 4
and his more recent articles: Windows 98 solution ... and new ways to avoid DLL hell