nounComputing , informal
Software distributed with reduced functionality with a view to attracting payment for a fully functional version.
- It's ridiculous that Apple ships such an integral part of the Apple ‘experience’, as crippleware.
- Previous attempts to sell Windows crippleware to general consumers failed locally, we understand, because the consumers simply got hold of a pirate copy of Windows and installed it instead.
- ‘People are not going to buy crippleware’.
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