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The Software programs can be divided into three types are:
2)paid programs and
1)Freeware:These programs can be downloaded and used for free, although they may be licensed or
copyrighted in some cases. Now most of the utility programs are for free download from the internet and
you can use it for fully free of cost by the user.
Example of freeware: Mozilla firefoxweb browser
2)Paid program Software: To buy this you have to pay some amount to the vendour. After payment
vendour or developer of this softwaretorrent clients like BitTorrent.Example of paid or proprietary
programs are Windows operating system versions like Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
3)Shareware Software:The third category is shareware software, which are paid programs in actuality,
but for a limited period of time these sofware are made available for free by the software developer. After
that period of time they need to be bought from the developer if you want to continue usage.
A software which can be downloaded for freethrough online,using internet and freely distributed through
many other channels is called as Shareware Software.
These programs can be downloaded for free are available for used for a short period of time, which could
be 30 or 60 days so it is also called’trial’ version of the software.
A trial version of the original program with full or limited features providedfor a short period of time after
that period, you have to buy the software from the developer by paying some amount of money to the
developer.This is one of the easiest ways of marketing a software to the end user.
This is very useful to user because when a new software comes to market with new features user can’t
know what are its advantages and disadvantages without using the software. By downloading the trial
version of new software you get to know about its uses and drawbacks. If the new software is useful then
only you can purchase its full version from the developer of the software. It saves your money also time.
So,it is one of the most popular software among the computer users.
Most useful examples of the shareware software are as given below:
2)IVOS – Intelligent Voice Operating System 1.02
3)Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 5.1.26
4)Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional
7)Easy Movie Splitter 2.5.3
8)Spyware Doctor with Antivirus
9)Internet Download Accelerator 3.1
11)Wondershare YouTube Downloader
12)PHP Debugger 22.214.171.124
13)BadCopy Pro 3.61
14)System Mechanic 8.0
15) Registry Mechanic
16)WinAVI Video Converter 7.1
This is the brief description of shareware software by which you will got to know what is shareware, how it
is useful to us,how to download it and examples of the shareware software. Hope this information helps
you in knowing abot the software and different types of software.