What does shovelware mean?

Definitions for shovelware
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Wiktionary

  1. shovelware(Noun)

    A haphazard collection of software assembled in terms of quantity rather than quality.

  2. shovelware(Noun)

    Traditional media content, such as printed news reports, republished hastily on the Internet without considering the needs and capabilities of that medium.

Freebase

  1. Shovelware

    Shovelware is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness. The term is also used to refer to software that is ported from one computer platform or storage medium to another with little thought given to adapting it for use on the destination platform or medium, resulting in poor quality. The metaphor implies that the creators showed little care for the original software, as if the new compilation or version had been indiscriminately created with a shovel, without any care shown for the condition of the software on the newly created product. The term "shovelware" is coined with semantic analogy to phrases like shareware and freeware, which describe methods of software distribution. Crapplet is a similar term.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. shovelware

    1. Extra software dumped onto a CD-ROM or tape to fill up the remaining space on the medium after the software distribution it's intended to carry, but not integrated with the distribution. 2. A slipshod compilation of software dumped onto a CD-ROM without much care for organization or even usability.

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How to say shovelware in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shovelware in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shovelware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of shovelware

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