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Crippleware is a form of shareware. It is a term of distinction used to differentiate between types of shareware software. As can be inferred from the name, it is generally not held in high regard. Other types of shareware include nagware, demoware, freeware, adware, and even spyware. Shareware is a marketing method for software, whereby a trial version is distributed in advance and without payment, as is common for proprietary software. ... Shareware is a marketing method for software, whereby a trial version is distributed in advance and without payment, as is common for proprietary software. ... Nagware is a term of distinction used to differentiate between types of shareware software. ... Demoware is a term of distinction used to differentiate between types of shareware software. ... Freeware is computer software which is: Made available free of charge. ... Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. ... Malicious websites may attempt to install spyware on readers computers. ...


Crippleware programs are free versions of computer programs that lack the most advanced or in some cases even crucial features of the original program. One of the canonical examples of crippleware is a word processor that cannot save or print. Crippleware versions are made available in order to increase the popularity of the full program without giving it away for free. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A computer program or software program (usually abbreviated to a program) is a step-by-step list of instructions written for a particular computer architecture in a particular computer programming language. ... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ...


The authors of crippleware defend their marketing practices by noting that regular shareware versions are often cracked, so that the authors are not paid for their work. Users who disagree with crippleware argue that they cannot test the program under real life conditions and therefore do not know whether it will truly meet their needs. Software cracking is the modification of software to remove encoded copy prevention. ...


In comparison, while Nagware may be a less obstructive way to encourage registration of shared software, this type of software can still be modified to disable the nagging feature. Nagware is a term of distinction used to differentiate between types of shareware software. ...

This article is part of the series: forms of software distribution

Abandonware | Adware | Baitware | Beerware | Careware | Crippleware | Demoware | Donateware | Free software | Freeware | Greenware | Guiltware | Hostageware | Loyaltyware | Malware | Nagware | Open source | Postcardware | Ransomware | Shareware | Shovelware | Spyware | Vaporware A screenshot of computer software in action. ... Abandonware is computer software which is no longer being sold or supported by its copyright holder. ... Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. ... Baitware refers to very limited or defective computer software which is made available gratis/free of charge, similar to freeware. ... Beerware is a term that originally referred to a software license similar to shareware but more layed-back. ... Careware (or charityware) is shareware for which either the author suggests that some payment be made to a nominated charity or a levy directed to charity is included on top of the distribution charge. ... Demoware is a term of distinction used to differentiate between types of shareware software. ... Donateware (or donationware) is a form of software distribution. ... Free software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed without restriction. ... Freeware is computer software which is: Made available free of charge. ... Greenware is a software license which provides an end user with the right to use a particular program as he sees fit (or obtain the source code) if he makes an effort to help out the environment. ... Guiltware is type of software/shareware methodology. ... Hostageware is defined as software that operates with major features blocked or limited unless the user provides payment in order to receive an unlocking code or similar enabling mechanism. ... loyaltyware is a sub-catagory of adware. ... Malware (a portmanteau of malicious software) is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system, without the owners consent. ... Nagware is a term of distinction used to differentiate between types of shareware software. ... Open source software refers to computer software and the availability of its source code as open source under an open source license to study, change, and improve its design. ... Postcardware - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... A new type of license, where the author claims a certain amount of money, and if the amount is raised, the project will go Open Source. ... Shareware is a marketing method for software, whereby a trial version is distributed in advance and without payment, as is common for proprietary software. ... The derogatory computer jargon term shovelware refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness. ... Malicious websites may attempt to install spyware on readers computers. ... Vaporware is software or hardware which is announced by a developer well in advance of release, but which then fails to emerge, either with or without a protracted development cycle. ...


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Crippleware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
Crippleware programs are free versions of computer programs that lack the most advanced or in some cases even crucial features of the original program.
Crippleware versions are made available in order to increase the popularity of the full program without giving it away for free.
The authors of crippleware defend their marketing practices by noting that regular shareware versions are often cracked, so that the authors are not paid for their work.
Crippleware - definition of Crippleware in Encyclopedia (203 words)
Crippleware programs are free versions of computer programs, lacking the most advanced or even the crucial features of the original program.
The authors of crippleware defend their marketing practices by noting that regular shareware versions are often cracked, so that the author is not paid for his work.
Users who disagree with crippleware argue that they cannot test the program under real life conditions and therefore do not know whether to buy it.
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