Killer Application

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Killer Application

An informal term for a computer program so much better than its competitors that it drives them all out of business.
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So I think we should develop 'combo' drives that read DYD-ROM hut also record CD-R and CD-RW The killer-app for DVD-recordables has yet to be developed," Nemirovsky insisted.
Said Robert Monsky, president of Second Universe Technologies, "This killer-app provides the auction community with the only absolute realtime, 100% accurate auction-item-finder.
With killer-app titles such as `NiGHTS,' exclusive arcade games, and an affordable library of existing software, Sega has made strategic moves to capture the heart of gamers everywhere," Hoff continued.