Friday, April 16, 2004


Missing from this list of *ware words is an item that I've come across a few times on my web journeys: BSware.

There's a distribution of Linux called BS-ware, and apparently a German company with this name, but I've been seeing 'B.S.ware' or variants used apparently as an abbreviation for 'bullshitware'.

As such, it seems to refer to a) not-very-good software, b) unofficial, burned or ripped-off versions of software, c) software 'wrapped' with adware, spyware, thiefware etc, or d) just anything the user doesn't like very much.

I'm seeking a wiki or other geek slang site that'll take a submission for this; I was surprised not to find it already. :)

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