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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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Other terms relating to 'cripple':

Definitions include: extremely inebriated.

Other terms relating to 'software':

Definitions include: software still under copyright, but which is no longer distributed, sold, or supported.
Definitions include: legitimate software that is free to use, but displays advertising.
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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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