Vaporware


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Vaporware

An upgrade to a product that is not yet available that a salesperson sells in order to avoid a customer's complaints about the current version.
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Microsoft may be accused of issuing vaporware more than any other software company.
In my opinion, a 31-percent industrywide delivery dissatisfaction rate suggests that some technology providers are selling vaporware.
Stephan states that "[a]t best, vaporware is an honest product announcement that proves inaccurate ex post.
Notice that this sentence combines two different purposes: (1) It tells you that VaporWare uses a Windows-compatible GUI, and (2) it gives a fragmentary explanation of how you use a GUI.
When all appeared lost, a small team of dedicated developers, known as Triptych Studios, saved Duke Nukem Forever from what seemed like vaporware death and resurrected the King.
We've all known folks who talked a good game, but when it came to actually carrying through on the promises, vaporware replaced love and care.
HAL: How about the vaporware that's been touted over the past few years?
These were vaporware announcements, fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD), exclusionary licenses and technological tying.
I prefer to work with actual, commercially available products instead of online vaporware.
As the government explained in a submission to the court, the term vaporware "has no single precise meaning.
Never mind that the basic Newton doesn't include a modem, or that the fax and wireless features are still largely vaporware.