shrink-wrapped software

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Noun1.shrink-wrapped software - software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
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Similar to how the software industry moved from shrink-wrapped software to new models such as SaaS, your industry will look at real estate as a service," he said, preferring to the acronym for Software-as-a-Service.
A shrink-wrapped software player offers his solution at a certain price point.
On the storage end of the connection, shrink-wrapped software available today can turn a PC into an iSCSI "disk server.
These days, shrink-wrapped software packages are pass& If you want software, you get it online.
Mac OS X will go on sale as a shrink-wrapped software product in 3Q'2000, and will be pre-loaded on all Macintosh computers from 2001.
Intuit senior vice president Jim Heeger is also focused on the small business segment, but Heeger faces a different challenge than most ASP startups: His goal is to find subscription services that will extend rather than replace Intuit's shrink-wrapped software presence.
Marubeni has been a key supplier of PC, peripherals and shrink-wrapped software in the distribution and consumer markets," said Teruo Nagata, a senior managing director and executive officer of Machinery Group-1.
These provisions therefore attempt to answer the more difficult characterization issue involving shrink-wrapped software and functional equivalents, namely, whether they should be considered either the sale of tangible property or licensed copyrights.
Internet In A Box, the first shrink-wrapped software package to offer point-and-click applications for the Internet, has been chosen to participate in the Jones Intercable project.
Our collaboration with Mentor Graphics allows OEMs to build smart, feature-rich devices based on Freescale processors using either their own value-added applications or shrink-wrapped software from the Android Marketplace.
Shrink-wrapped software prices were still relatively high and retailers were paying attention to business customers.