at IBM is credited with starting "shareware" in 1981. He started a database where
"freeware" or independent software developers could offer their software
on line on an "honor system" for payment. This opened up the availability of inexpensive
software for the masses. With the advent of faster speeds and number of users,
this distribution is now very widely used and accepted.
OF SHAREWARE PROFESSIONALS
www.asp-shareware.org The best
for links, such as www.ded.com/nonags,
where they promise not to nag you for payment, or www.sharewarejunkies.com,
plus a very good section on the rules of buying or offering shareware.
Easy to find, perhaps the best "shareware search engine on the internet."
specializes in software related to the Internet, like E-mail and conferencing
programs, for Windows and Linux.
garbo.uwasa.fi Based at the University of
Vaasa in Finland, this site has an extensive collection of MS-DOS programs.
www.happypuppy.com Specializes in games
and game reviews.
than Two Cows or any other shareware or where to get software free, and the latest
www.macupdate.com A comprehensive site
for Macintosh programs, offering reviews, search capability and lists of new and
"Poll" format for you web page.
searching of a database of Windows, Macintosh, OS/2 and Linux programs;
has a list of new titles and some software reviews.
www.tucows.com Perhaps the most popular
"shareware" site on the internet.
www.zdnet.com The Microsoft magazine
of the internet offers perhaps the best and most latest software available, free
or "low cost."
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