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  • n  software that is provided without charge

  • In doing so he was following a freeware tradition that goes back to the earliest days of computing.
  • Lots of freeware and cheap shareware to do fantastic stuff (WinMo apps are expensive).
  • Sun Microsystems is the latest entrant in the freeware sweepstakes.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - BetaNews
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - CNET
  • 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 ...
    June 5, 2013 - Overclockers Club

  • Derek Smart in Escapist Magazine
    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...
  • Michael Dell in Financial Times (subscription)
    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...
  • Joanna Rutkowska in
    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...

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