TenPoundHammer wrote:"Shareware" is not free. That was a bad clue.
opusthepenguin wrote:I would say it's not necessarily free, but I had the same thought.
bpmod wrote:By definition it is not free. The fact that seldom is it paid for notwithstanding.
Me four. I can't believe I am admitting to this, but I short-circuited on that clue because of two factors...one, if it's free, it's near-automatically freeware (which slipped from my lips as my brain said "No! WAIT!! It's gotta RHYME!!"). And two, shareware as a term is just not really in use these days (or at least so I've crazily thought) and for sometime since the early-mid 2000's. Since then, and with or without a free trial, it's just simply paid software (or 'apps', given the nature of Windows 10, as well as the last couple or so Apple/Mac OSes), at least as far as I've observed. But evidently, on some plane of existence, some software is still called shareware somewhere.