cheeseware

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

cheese +‎ -ware

NounEdit

cheeseware (uncountable)

  1. (computing, slang, pejorative) Exceptionally low-quality software.
    • 2000, "The New Computers in School", Strategic Finance, 1 September 2000:
      Perhaps most important, it has removed us even further from the "gee whiz!" mind-set that dominated our first reactions to computing--a frame of mind that made us so appreciative of the wondrous complexity of those putty-colored boxes that we became vulnerable to the half-baked, the beta, and even the well-marketed cheeseware.
    • 2002 3 January, John Capriotti, “Re: Walmart: Games in DVD cases??”, comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, Usenet:
      Many of the games they stock now are already in the mini-boxes, new titles not just cheeseware.
    • 2005 9 August, Phil Thompson, “Re: AOL Broadband”, uk.telecom.broadband, Usenet:
      To run the AOL cheeseware on more than one machine at once (why, FFS, I have no idea) you need more "screen names" whatever they may be.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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