One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Software distributed with reduced functionality with a view to attracting payment for a fully functional version.
- ‘‘People are not going to buy crippleware’.’
- ‘It's crippleware that also has a service connection charge’
- ‘Previous attempts to sell Windows crippleware to general consumers failed locally, we understand, because the consumers simply got hold of a pirate copy of Windows and installed it instead.’
- ‘It's ridiculous that Apple ships such an integral part of the Apple ‘experience’, as crippleware.’
- ‘Which we take as a tacit admission that the various crippleware schemes that the labels have tried, in an attempt to prevent audio CDs being ripped, have failed.’
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