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People often think that free software means open source software. Most people think that Linux is free software. Softwareâ€™s that run on Linux operating system is absolutely free but this is not the case. 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: Freeware softwareâ€™s are available to use with no cost. Proprietary softwareâ€™s can also be freeware software. Freeware softwareâ€™s are generally used by companies to help developers, students and communities to develop software skills while using this freeware software, but not to loose their business potential software companies donâ€™t give the source code of the softwareâ€™s. Freeware software is different from shareware software. Shareware softwareâ€™s are used for marketing purpose. Computer users can download and use a limited version of software or full version of software for a limited period of time. We can say that Shareware software is just like â€œTry before you buyâ€.
Freeware generally refers to software that is copyrighted and the term shareware refers to commercial software that is copyrighted, but which may be copied for others for the purpose of their trying it out with the understanding that they will pay for it if they continue to use it