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Definition of shovelware

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: "okay, thanks, 'bye".
Definitions include: acronym for "fixed that for you".
Definitions include: acronym for "go fuck yourself".
Definitions include: to arrive unexpectedly and uninvited, esp. to a social function such as a party or ceremony.
Definitions include: "from what I understand".
Definitions include: acronym for "Estimated Time of Arrival."
Definitions include: In computer speak, to move information from fast-access memory to a slower storage device, e.g. disk ("swap out") or the other way around ("swap in.") This often refers to loading data from disk into memory as needed (swapping in) and writing the data back to disk when it is no longer needed (swapping out.)
Definitions include: testing of a software application, performed on devices (such as computers and cell phones) made available to potential purchasers in retail stores.
Definitions include: acronym for "on my way".
Definitions include: in an update or sequel to a video game, to make a weapon weak or weaker, such that it's like a Nerf gun.
Definitions include: "Oh my God."
Definitions include: to advertise using spam and "spammy" techniques.
Definitions include: acronym for "I fucking love you" or "I freaking love you".
Definitions include: acronym for "face the wall."
Definitions include: computer software that occupies too many resources due to its preponderance of features.

Other terms relating to 'junk, garbage, trash, useless items':

Definitions include: to ruin writable optical media via a write ("burn") attempt which fails.
Definitions include: unwanted optical media (e.g. CDs) received as junk mail.
Definitions include: junk or salvage yards
Definitions include: software that was purchased or written, but never used.
Definitions include: tattoo.
Definitions include: to throw away, i.e. put into a trash bin.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'shovel':

Definitions include: quickly.
Definitions include: a prototypical menial or dirty job.
Definitions include: acronym for a harley-davidson shovelhead motorccycle.
Definitions include: A girl so ugly she looks like she got hit with a shovel.

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.
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: software delivered in physical form.

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