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Definition of adware

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "safe for work."
Definitions include: acronym for "in my, not so humble opinion".
Definitions include: the "Keep It Simple, Stupid Principle".
Definitions include: a piece of computer hardware or software combining the best qualities of that type of hardware or software.
Definitions include: "alright".
Definitions include: methamphetamine.
Definitions include: a test of a new, repaired, or modified piece of electronic equipment whereby power is turned on, and people nearby look for smoke.
Definitions include: the typical amount of computing resources taken up by a computer program.
Definitions include: one unit of approval of something posted to the web.
Definitions include: pirated commercial software.
Definitions include: a computer system.
Definitions include: of the title to an article or webpage, vague enough so that one has to click the title to learn what the destination is actually about.
Definitions include: a subject that has been known to use up a significant amount of discussion time, without participants coming to a consensus.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: while "hacker" originally had positive connotations, it has since come to refer to individuals who sometimes use computers with malicious intent.

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Other terms relating to 'software':

Definitions include: software still under copyright, but which is no longer distributed, sold, or supported.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that interrupts use of the software to display a message asking the user to "register" the software (i.e. pay for it.)
Definitions include: computer software that occupies too many resources due to its preponderance of features.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: software that has had features disabled to entice people to upgrade to a for-pay or more expensive version.
Definitions include: "Freeware" was originally the trademark of "PC-Talk" author Andrew Fluegelman.
Definitions include: shareware that uses guilt to encourage users to pay the "registration" cost.
Definitions include: software that does bad things.
Definitions include: shareware software that nags the user if it hasn't yet been purchased.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that only requires users to send a postcard to the author in order to purchase it.
Definitions include: software that is free to share with others and is - at least initially - free to use.
Definitions include: software that was purchased or written, but never used.
Definitions include: low-quality software.
Definitions include: software delivered in physical form.

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