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Definition of the noun freeware

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noun - plural: freewares

  1. software that is provided without charge


"Freeware" is a book by Rudy Rucker, published in (18 years ago), published work.


Freeware is software that is available for use at no monetary cost, but with one or more restricted usage rights such as source code being withheld or redistribution prohibited. Freeware is in contrast to commercial software, which is typically sold for profit, but might be distributed at no cost for a business or commercial purpose in the aim to expand the marketshare of a "premium" product. According to the Free Software Foundation, "freeware" is a loosely defined category and it has no clear accepted definition, although FSF says it must be distinguished from free software. Well known examples of closed-source freeware include Adobe Reader and Skype.

  • also known as 免費軟體

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Google previewFoundation of Information Technology – 9 (MS Office)

by Chandrika Jaini, Dorothy Fanthome

Freeware is a kind of public domain software, which is made available on the Internet without any cost by the developer. 6. Vapourware software reaches the ...



Freeware is the software that can be freely used and distributed, but the author retains the copyright. Shareware is the software that is made freely available for use on trybefore-you-buy basis. Email (Electronic mail) is a system for sending ...

Google previewThe Internet - Illustrated (2009)

by Gary Schneider, Jessica Evans, Katherine Pinard

Freeware Software that is available fully functional, at no cost to users, and with no restrictions is called freeware. Freeware is sometimes described as open source software, which means that other program developers can look at and change ...

Google previewComputer Jargon Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Eddie Martin

DP; DTP; EDP; EDS; Electronic Data Processing; Electronic Data System; Expert System; Freeware; Information System; Information Technology; IS; IT; Package; Processing; Shareware; Software; Software Package; Software System; Suite; ...

Google previewThe Information Security Dictionary (2006)

Defining the Terms that Define Security for E-Business, Internet, Information and Wireless Technology by Urs E. Gattiker

FTP see File Transfer Protocol Freeware is software that was provided by its originator for free to the community. Independent developers may give away small programs to establish a reputation for useful software‚ which then enables them to ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (2003)

by John Feather, Rodney Paul Sturges

Freeware is also distinct from SHAREWARE, though both ...

Google previewWebster's New World Telecom Dictionary (2008)

by Ray Horak

freeware Software given away free of charge, typically over the Internet or through ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

Unlike freeware, which a user might or might not have permission to modify, free software is protected by a license agreement. Free software is a concept pioneered by the Free Software Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Compare ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

freeware A computer program given away free of charge and often made available on ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

html Freeware Copyrighted prorgams that have been made available without charge for public use. The programs cannot be ...

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