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Brian Cryer's Glossary of IT Terms with Links


Software that is distributed on a try-before-you-buy basis. Typically you are allowed to use the software for a period of 30 days before needing to purchase a license, but terms and conditions will vary. Strictly shareware is a marketing method rather than a type of software, but the name is normally applied to software which is distributed and sold under the heading of shareware.

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