Software are made for many reasons and this is why there are many different types of software services. You see, there are many great things that these types of software services can bring people and businesses. This being said, it is very important that you are able to understand how each of these software is beneficial so as to be able to use the right ones for their intended uses.
Retail types of software services are the software that are sold on retail stores. These are the ones that are in great looking packaging. They are the ones that even the people who are not planning to get them would want to just because of their curiosity. The biggest advantage of these types of software services is that they come with all the littlest bits of information that is needed for the software. You see, when you get downloaded things, you will be able to get those software but not all the manuals and information included.
OEM types of software services are those that come in bulk and sent bundled with others. OEM is an acronym for Original Equipment Manufacturer. This only means that they are the ones that come with hardware and alike. You see hardware and software manufacturers are different companies. To be able to come up with the best promos and the best prices for the two, deals are made to bundle them and these software are the ones called OEM.
Shareware are types of software services too. As the name implies, these are software that are used to share files and documents. These are ones that are downloadable. There are some of them that will require you to pay for them while there are others that come for free. The main problem with these types of software services is that if you got the trial versions, you will end up being asked to uninstall them or get nagged that you must purchase.
Adware are types of software services that are, as their name implies again, brought to you by advertisers. They are ones that give show you ads. They will require you to view the ads too and if you disable them you will be violating their license agreement terms.
Spyware are software that is used to spy on the computer system where it was installed at. This software will get information about the computer system together with keyboard activity and mouse clicks to the creator of the software. Most people use spyware to spy and hence they are often illegal and uncalled for. This is why if you will notice, your anti-virus softwares will alarm you should they detect any kinds of spyware trying to enter your system.
Freeware are types of software services that are free. There are many different free software online that all you have to do is download. They are made to be free too. They do not, or must not, contain other types of software services too such as adware and spyware.