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Freeware Sources

Our purpose in this page is to compile information about Freeware sources Clearly other sites have similar objectives, and we restrict the information here as much as possible to pointers to other general sites (meta-sites), rather than give information about specific Freeware products, with possible exception for major freeware products. Other issues about freeware (benchmarks, licenses, ...) are considered in other pages of this site.

If you are aware of other archive or products that should be listed here, please forward this information to the maintainer of this page Bernard.Lang@inria.fr.

As an example of shareware licensing, see the license of Paint Shop Pro at http://www.jasc.com/legal.html.

Freeware Archive

Some of these sites list a mix of shareware and freeware.
  1. Yahoo : archive list
  2. The Freeware Hall of Fame (freeware and shareware for DOS and Windows and some OS/2 freeware) http://www.freewarehof.org/fhof.html
  3. Tucows (rated freeware and shareware) http://tucows.phoenix.net/
  4. Virtual Software Library (VSL) http://castor.acs.oakland.edu/cgi-bin/vsl-front
  5. Linux Software for Scientists and Curious Layfolk
  6. FilePile stores 1,200,822 files in its collection! (July 8, 1997)
  7. Cygnus Solutions freeware and other techie stuff.
  8. JCS Marketing http://www.bestzips.com
  9. c|net shareware.com http://www.shareware.com/
  10. Simtel.Net http://www.simtel.net/simtel.net/mirrors.html
  11. Garbo FTP Site (University of Finland) http://garbo.uwasa.fi/
  12. Author-Direct FTP Site http://www.a-direct.com/
  13. Rocket Download http://www.rocketdownload.com/
  14. The ASP CD-ROM Forum on CompuServe http://www.compuserve.com/cgi-bin/gocserve?CIS:ASPCD
  15. Sander's KeyScreen Previewer (assessment + screen preview) http://www.keyscreen.com/index.htm
  16. OH.YeaH! USA's Soft-Depot http://www.ohyeahusa.com/softdep.html
  17. InternetFreeware free (gratis) software database (MS+Mac)

Commercial Distributors of Freeware

These companies distribute freeware on CDROMs. Some are essentially images of freeware archives (minus some that is restricted w.r.t. CD-ROM distribution). Other are professionally structured selections.
  1. Prime Time Freeware (PTF): original and well organized collections http://www.ptf.com/

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