January 16, 2002

Online shareware: does anyone pay?

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes "Despite its reliance primarily on the honor system to stay afloat, the plethora of programs for PCs and Macs known as shareware -- software that is free for download but requires users to pay a registration fee if they decide to keep it -- continues to grow. Users can visit file transfer protocol (FTP) and other file-sharing sites to download the software from small and independent developers -- but does anyone actually pay for the programs they keep and use?"
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