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Definition of shovelware

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

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Definitions include: acronym for "I love you so fucking much".
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Definitions include: "LOL" with the O replaced with an E.
Definitions include: acronym for "hit me up".
Definitions include: high-performing.
Definitions include: the words and phrases that are (mostly) unique to communication on the world wide web.
Definitions include: acronym for "life protip".
Definitions include: in an online community, a second account created by an account-holder.
Definitions include: to contact a person via an Internet-based "Instant Messaging" service, such as MSN Instant Messenger or AOL Instant Messenger.
Definitions include: something repeatedly posted on an internet-based discussion forum.
Definitions include: unsolicited advertisements sent in bulk via e-mail.
Definitions include: of software, poorly built due to the accumulation of code written over a long period of time.

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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