What is the main difference between freeware and software ?

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What is the main difference between freeware and software ?

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Most computer users usually do not know the difference in Freeware and Free software. There is a lot of difference in all these terms. After studying a lot of websites, I found some real good facts that i am sharing with you.

Freeware:

These softwares are available to use in no cost. Proprietary softwares can also be freeware software. Freeware softwares are generally used by companies to help developers, students and communities to develop software skills while using by using this freeware software, but not to loose their business potential software companies do not give the source code of the softwares.

Few examples are: Mozilla Firefox, Opera Web Browser, VLC

Free Softwares:

Free software can be used, modified, and studied without restriction. Free software can be copied and distributed with or without any modifications. A software is free when the end user gets full software with the human readable form of the program called as source code with above permissions. Free software foundation maintains the definition of free software.

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What is the main difference between freeware and software ?

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Generally, software can be referred to the application or program that you run or use on your personal computer. It means computer instructions or data. It is anything that can be stored electronically.

Software is often divided into two categories. Systems software includes the operating system and all the utilities that enable the computer to function. Applications software includes programs that do real work for users.

Freeware also means “free software”. It is software that you can use on your computer for free meaning you don’t have to pay anything to be able to use it.

But freeware usually has restrictions or limitations on the product’s usage.

This is typically the opposite of commercial software which is clearly sold for profit.

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