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Wares

An informal word for goods for sale.
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The following software applications are available either as freeware or as low-cost shareware. Most of these applications offer more limited features than the commercially produced management environments.
Shareware is a distribution and marketing method used by some software authors, an outlet for computer software based on the "try-before-you-buy" principle.
Well, you can always try the "usual suspects"-the huge Web-based software repositories like Shareware.com, Download.com, ZDNet Software Library at http://www.hotfiles.com, DaveCentral Software Archive at http://www.davecentral.com, PC World Online's Fileworld at http://www.pcworld.com/flleworld, Filez at http://www.filez.com, OAK Software Repository at http://www.oakland.edu/oak.html, and TUCOWS at http://www.
The shareware version, which has the entire game encrypted in the CD-ROM, is available for less than $10.
Six years later, his son's company -- Reasonable Solutions -- is among the top shareware distributors in the world, and Johnson, as 25% owner, has seen exponential growth in his investment.
In the past, many of the best control panels and extensions were written by part-time programmers and distributed as freeware or shareware. Unfortunately, the Macintosh system has become so complex that writing bug-free code is becoming increasingly difficult, which is my way of saying that I am extremely careful of freeware and shareware utilities.
Inexpensive ($2-15) shareware versions of these games are available from catalogs, user groups, and on-line services.
Chapter Four explains the use of what the author claims to be a popular shareware word processor.
Rather than watching fellow finance officers "reinvent the wheel" in developing software applications for these tasks, the committee decided to see if there was any interest in an inventory of "share-able" software, or shareware.
In fact, these programs are all shareware and freeware provided by the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group.
You name it, we have it: groupware, firmware, vaporware, peopleware, and (the subject of this column) shareware.
Yes: shareware. Shareware is any software that users may try at no charge but for which they are asked to pay a nominal fee, typically $5 to $20, if they continue to use it later.