If you have ever downloaded a software from the Internet, then you definitely know that some are freeware and some are shareware. But do you know the real difference between them? Many people do not. This post will show you some of the important differences, beyond what you previously knew.
- If you wish to continue to use a shareware, you need to buy the full version. The full version of the software can be bought from program vendors. Included in the software product is the license key, a code that allows you to use fully the features of the programs. Freewares do not have license keys and are readily available without vendors.
- Sharewares usually have limited features of the full version while freewares function as a complete application. As a complete application, it already has all the features it needs to function as needed by the computer user.
- Sharewares have application updates. Shareware updates usually enhance the shareware’s performance and features. In contrast, freewares do not need updates or any form of enhancement. They function in the same capacity and in the state when they are downloaded.
By laying all the differences between shareware and freeware, you can determine the type of software you want to use in your computer.
In addition, it can also help you determine a program that you wish to install. Knowing the difference can help you in terms whether you need to pay for the program or you want program which can be updated.
Conclusively, there are so many different freeware and shareware on the Internet today that you can decide to get just about any software you want in either of these types. I know people who don’t pay a dime for software but continue to get and use all the software they ever need – thanks to freeware and shareware types.