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1. An early, barely-functional version of a program which can be used for demonstration purposes as long as the operator uses *exactly* the right commands and skirts its numerous bugs, deficiencies, and unimplemented portions.

2. A special version of a finished program (frequently with some features crippled) which is distributed at little or no cost to the user for enticement purposes. See crippleware.

(1994-11-04)

 


Nearby terms: demon Demon Internet Ltd. DeMorgan's theorem demo version Denis Howe Dennis Ritchie denotational semantics
 

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