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  • Freeware Spotlight — Quick Access Popup

    Posted on July 29th, 2019 at 01:00 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    By Deanna McElveen

    What is freeware really all about? “Sticking it to the man,” you say? “Why pay for something I can get for free?” “Try before you buy?”

    There are many reasons freeware appeals to PC users — but to my way of thinking, the essence of free software is sharing. Many of the best utilities started out as tools to solve a specific problem or, as the old saying goes, to build a better mousetrap — often an enhancement to some stock Windows feature. And once the developer has a solid, working app, they decide that others might also benefit. And, yes, they might make a few bucks for their time and effort.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.28.0 (2019-07-29).