# Computers today. Гурьянова В.И. - 24 стр.

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Freeware
free of charge, for an unlimited time, as opposed to shareware where the user is
required to pay (e.g. after some trial period or for additional functionality). Au-
thors of freeware often want to “give something to the community. But they
also want credit for their software and to retain control of its future develop-
ment. Sometimes when programmers decide to stop developing a freeware
product, they will give the source code to another programmer or release the
products source code to the public as free software.
Shareware
Shareware is a marketing method for computer software. Shareware pro-
net or on magazine cover-disks. A user tries out the program, and thus share-
ware has also been known as “try before you buy. A shareware program is ac-
companied by a request for payment, and the softwares distribution license of-
ten requires such a payment.
Text 9
1. Look at the heading of the text below and decide the extension to
what part of the previous text it might be.
2. Read the text, find out what it describes and think of a more ap-
3. Analyse the overall structure of the text and classify ideas into main
topics and details. Put the information down into your copy-book as a plan.
4. What do you think the purpose of this text is? Give reasons for
1) to show the difference between types of software;
2) to encourage people to use OS;
                                       Freeware

free of charge, for an unlimited time, as opposed to shareware where the user is
required to pay (e.g. after some trial period or for additional functionality). Au-
thors of freeware often want to “give something to the community”. But they
also want credit for their software and to retain control of its future develop-
ment. Sometimes when programmers decide to stop developing a freeware
product, they will give the source code to another programmer or release the
product’s source code to the public as free software.

Shareware

Shareware is a marketing method for computer software. Shareware pro-
net or on magazine cover-disks. A user tries out the program, and thus share-
ware has also been known as “try before you buy”. A shareware program is ac-
companied by a request for payment, and the software’s distribution license of-
ten requires such a payment.

Text 9
1. Look at the heading of the text below and decide the extension to
what part of the previous text it might be.
2. Read the text, find out what it describes and think of a more ap-