Never heard MS Office (Best Business Application or Utility) referred to as 'Shareware'!!!
The latest version is, technically, since you can download it and install it and try it without having to pay first.
Previous versions that were available on a disk only, where you had to buy it first, are not.
?! Sure, it's "ok" (I even own a licence for it) but c'mon! It hasn't been updated in over two years
Programs should have been released within 16 months of the current nominations. Any program that has won in the past must have had a fairly significant upgrade in order to be nominated again.
This is the first time I hear from this, is there a freeware equivalent?
I was looking over the lists of winners, past & present, and spotted some that were definitely freeware.
Things like IrfanView, Inno Setup, ICQ, WinAmp 2x, PADgen, Google Mobile, Picasa, Yahoo Messenger, Google Earth, Mozilla Firefox, Open Office, Miranda IM, Pidgin, Mozilla Thunderbird.
And one puzzles me: Microsoft Media Player aka Windows Media Player. (winner in 2005
& nominated 2006
Can you really try before you buy? According to the rules
, you have to be able to try before you buy, for it to be considered eligible.
The media player is part of Windows and you have to buy Windows first in order to get it...then you have an option to upgrade for free when they release a new version.
Or are they calling it freeware, since you pay for Windows and they toss in the media player for free?
Can anyone clarify which it really is, technically?I say we should all nominate FARR next year.