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abandonware

Software that is no longer sold commercially or supported. The initial use of the term was for games that ran on obsolete hardware in the late 1990s, but all types of software may fall into this category. Although there are websites that provide links and downloads of abandonware, the software often remains copyrighted under international law. Proponents feel that abandonware distribution is not piracy because it would simply not be used otherwise, and no one is losing money as a result. For a list of abandonware sites, visit www.abandonwarering.com. See wares.



wares

We love "wares" in this industry as noted below. See also warez.


            The Basic "Wares

            hardware
            software
            firmware


            The Traditional "Wares"

            adware
            courseware
            freeware
            groupware
            liveware
            malware
            middleware
            shareware
            spyware
            vaporware
            wetware


            Other "Wares"

            abandonware

            badware
            beltware
            betaware
            bloatware
            boardware
            bridgeware
            brochureware

            censorware
            charityware
            cloudware
            crapware
            crimeware
            crippleware
            crossware
            crudware

            demoware
            donationware
            dribbleware

            evolware
            expireware

            feeware

            grayware
            greenware
            griddleware
            guiltware

            hookemware
            hyperware

            infoware

            jobsware
            junkware

            Kruegerware

            lockware

            meatware
            morphware

            nagware

            obnoxiousware

            parasiteware
            payware
            peopleware
            poachware
            pushware

            ransomware
            reactionware
            roomware

            scareware
            scumware
            shelfware
            shovelware
            Slackware
            slideware
            snoopware
            spamware
            stackware
            stealthware

            thiefware
            trashware
            treeware
            trialware

            vendorware





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