freeware freeware  /f ˈri weɪr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) software that is provided without charge

Usage(s):

  1. In doing so he was following a freeware tradition that goes back to the earliest days of computing.
  2. Sun Microsystems is the latest entrant in the freeware sweepstakes.
  3. A worldwide source for freeware and shareware Webcam Resource Webcam guides and listings, arranged in easy-to-follow categories Webcambanners.

News

  1. NirSoft’s TurnedOnTimesView reports when a PC was turned on or shut down

    It’s only a couple of weeks since NirSoft’s last release, but the unstoppable freeware machine has just announced another addition to its lineup. TurnedOnTimesView is a simple tool for reporting when a PC was turned on, restarted, or shut down. This has some obvious applications for system monitoring. If you’re wondering whether someone’s been using the family PC in the middle of the night, for ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BetaNews

  2. Make animated GIFs from videos with GifCam

    Create your own quirky and possibly hilarious animated images with this nifty screen-recording freeware. Originally posted at The Download Blog
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Spelunky Coming to the PC This Summer

    Roguelike platformer Spelunky originated on the PC as freeware, but its HD reboot has previously only been available on the Xbox 360 as an XBLA title. That is, until this Summer. Back in March, it was unveiled that Spelunky would arrive on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita via PSN. Today, a new page on the Spelunky website, entitled "Coming Home", has announced that Spelunky is coming back home to ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Overclockers Club

Quotes

  1. "That said, in keeping with the tradition of releasing my legacy games for free, I have repackaged the single player Universal Combat game and released it into the wild as freeware," Smart wrote on the site. "Once again, our freeware game is...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Derek Smart Source: Escapist Magazine

  2. "Customers really hated trialware," said Mr Dell, citing a recent survey of 1,800 small business owners in 12 countries which revealled that "eliminating trailware, sample software and freeware" was the number one priority for most small...
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Michael Dell Source: Financial Times (subscription)

  3. Rutkowska wrote on her Invisible Things blog: "That means that if you downloaded some freeware Tetris game, you will have to run its installer as administrator, giving it full access to all your file system and registry, and allowing it to load...
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Joanna Rutkowska Source: VNUNet.com

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