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Definition of crippleware

crippleware

noun - uncountable

  • software that has had features disabled to entice people to upgrade to a for-pay or more expensive version.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • lower-priced hardware that has had some part of its capability deliberately disabled to encourage people to purchase a more expensive model.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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