Definition: Freeware is any program offered free of charge. Applications developed under the GPL, or open source, licensing agreements are also free, but freeware goes beyond just open source products to include products where the code itself might be protected, but the vendor still distributes the product at no cost.


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I have a passion for technology and gadgets--with a focus on Microsoft and security--and a desire to help others understand how technology can affect or improve their lives. I also love spending time with my wife, 7 kids, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 3 rabbits, 2 ferrets, pot-bellied pig and sulcata tortoise, and I like to think I enjoy reading and golf even though I never find time for either. You can contact me directly at For more from me, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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