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Shareware - Wikipedia
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Shareware is a type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program. Shareware is often offered as a download from a website or as a compact disc included with a magazine. Shareware is available with most computer ...
PC-Talk - Wikipedia
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PC-Talk was a communications software program. It was one of the first three widely popular software products sold via the marketing method that became known as shareware. It was originally written by Andrew Fluegelman, in late 1982, and with it created the shareware-category of software, its sales and marketing ...
Freeware - Wikipedia
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Freeware is software that is available for use at no monetary cost. In other words, while freeware may be used without payment it is most often proprietary software, as usually modification, re-distribution or reverse-engineering without the author's permission is prohibited. Two historic examples of freeware include Skype ...
List of statistical packages - Wikipedia
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Statistical software are specialized computer programs for analysis in statistics and econometrics. Contents. [hide]. 1 Open-source; 2 Public domain; 3 Freeware; 4 Proprietary. 4.1 Add-ons. 5 See also; 6 References; 7 External links. Open- source[edit]. gretl is an example of an open-source statistical package. ADaMSoft – a ...
Software categories - Wikipedia
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Shareware is software that comes with permission to redistribute copies, but says that anyone who continues to use a copy is required to pay . Shareware is not free software, or even semifree. For most shareware, source code is not available ; thus, the program cannot be modified. Shareware does not come with permission ...
List of spreadsheet software - Wikipedia
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IBM Lotus Symphony – freeware for MS Windows, Apple Mac OS X and GNU/ Linux. Kingsoft Office Spreadsheets 2012 – For MS Windows. Both free and paid versions are available. It can handle Microsoft Excel .xls and .xlsx files, and also produce other file formats such as .et, .txt, .csv, .pdf, and .dbf. It supports multiple tabs ...
Crippleware - Wikipedia
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Crippleware has been defined in realms of both software and hardware. In software, crippleware means that "vital features of the program such as printing or the ability to save files are disabled until the user purchases a registration key". While crippleware allows consumers to see the software before they buy, they are ...
PC-Write - Wikipedia
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PC-Write was a computer word processor and was one of the first three widely popular software products sold via the marketing method that became known as shareware. It was originally written by Bob Wallace in early 1983. PC-Write was a modeless editor, using control characters and special function keys to perform ...
Proprietary software - Wikipedia
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Shareware is closed-source software whose owner encourages redistribution at no cost, but which the user sometimes must pay to use after a trial period. The fee usually allows use by a single user or computer. In some cases, software features are restricted during or after the trial period, a practice sometimes called ...
Dexterity Software - Wikipedia
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Dexterity Software was a computer game company founded in 1994 in Los Angeles by Steve Pavlina. It began as a traditional retail game developer, but later changed to a shareware model. In 2004 Dexterity Software relocated to Las Vegas. The company ceased operations in late 2006.
Alternative terms for free software - Wikipedia
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Alternative terms for free software, such as open source, FOSS, and FLOSS, have been a controversial issue among free and open-source software users from the late 1990s onwards. These terms share almost identical licence criteria and development practices.
GetRight - Wikipedia
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GetRight is a shareware download manager developed by Michael Burford. Burford's company, Headlight Software, first published the program in 1997. At the time of its release, one of GetRight's defining features was its ability to resume an interrupted download. GetRight is able to pause and resume downloads, download ...
Datastorm Technologies - Wikipedia
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Bruce Barkelew and Tom Smith, computer science students at the University of Missouri, formed PIL Software Systems in 1985 to develop ProComm. They distributed the program as shareware through bulletin board systems. Based on the program's popularity, Barkelew and Smith founded Datastorm Technologies Inc. in ...
A86 (software) - Wikipedia
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A86 is computer software, a compact commercial assembler developed for the Intel x86 family of microprocessors by Eric Isaacson. It was first made available as shareware in the 1980s. The assembler is contained in one 32K executable and can directly produce an MS-DOS compatible COM file or an object file for use with ...
Jim Knopf - Wikipedia
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He collaborated with PC-Talk (communications software) developer Andrew Fluegelman to adopt similar names (PC-File was originally "Easy-File"), and prices, for their initial shareware offerings; they also agreed to mention each other's products in their program's documentation. Fluegelman referred to this distribution ...

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