Posts Tagged ‘freeware’

Tucows Declares End of Deceptive Ads

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

File this one under, “too little, too late” …

Remember Tucows? The download part of the site was very popular in the last millennium as a destination for freeware and shareware. It fell from grace like many other services of its time as other services became more popular. Nowadays, Tucows is still around but not as popular as download portals such as Softpedia, Cnet Download or even Freewarefiles. The company started to explore other business opportunities and began to offer domain, email and mobile phone services which make up the bulk of Tucow’s revenue today.


Why Search Engines are as Bad as Download Sites when it Comes to Freeware

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Although a lot of this goes without saying, it’s still good to keep in mind if you don’t want to be plagued with unwanted search bars, useless anti-virus programs and other annoying adware.

There are many free programs out there on the Internet that are great: Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC Media Player, CCleaner, Revo Uninstaller, QuietRSS, WinSCP or KeePass are just some examples of programs that you can download and use for free. While it should be pretty straightforward to download these programs, it’s often not the case. Sure, if you know the url they are offered on then you go there and download them, but if you don’t, you have to use search engines or visit a download site to get them.


The Majority of Free Antivirus Solutions Ship with Potentially Unwanted Offers

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The headline for this article misses the most interesting part of the article: a short list of free antivirus programs that don’t include potentially unwanted offers …

Developers and companies that offer free version of products have different options at their disposal to monetize their work. From pro and business editions over donations to third-party offers. Third-party offers in this context means integration of other programs or services in the installer to earn revenue whenever users install those offers.


How Programs Trick You Into Installing Adware On Your Computer

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

This should go without saying, but it’s important to pay close attention to every single menu that pops up when installing freeware …

Bundling software with third party offers to generate revenue is one of the ways that software development companies and developers make money. The system has its advantages if you look at it from a neutral point of view. Instead of going the commercial ro


Consulting Services on Free Server Software – Money to be Made

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

I don’t know if I’m quite ready to go into the Free Server Software consulting business just yet, but this article does include helpful reviews of six very useful freeware programs …

I don’t know about you, but I truly think that there is an incredible amount of really good software available for totally free today. Sure, there has always been a strong open source software community; but never before have so many of them been available as refined programs that are rock-solid.