Software includes the operating system on the computer, the programs, drivers and anything else that lives inside a computer and isn't hardware...
There is a pretty good set of simple explanations of
the different types of software, as in freeware, shareware etc., over on
Honor Mission's Fun With Freeware 1 site.
For techies, Joel Spolsky's blog should prove interesting and boffins will find themselves at home at the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute.
The Business Software Alliance have an interesting site as do the Jabber Software Foundation and the Internet Systems Consortium.
If there are other sites or pages that ought to be included here, feel free to e-mail email@example.com tell us!
One of the ways we support these free sites is by selling
software from a carefully selected group of authors and resellers, to ensure
that what is purchased through us is 100% legal, backed up by the proper
guarantees and worth having in the first place - if we wouldn't be willing to
buy it ourselves we wouldn't be willing to sell it either.
For sailors we offer software from
Andromeda and for
everyone we have Adobe software
from Amazon, webmastering software from
MultiMedia Australia and graphics creation software from Xara.
If you are interested in reading more about software, these
books may be of interest to you: