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Vaporware Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
/vay'pr-weir/ products announced far in advance of any release (which may or may not actually take place). the term came from atari users and was later applied by infoworld to microsoft's continuous lying about microsoft windows
see also brochureware.
Vaporware Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Products that are announced with much fanfare, but not yet market-ready.
Vaporware Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
/vay'pr-weir/ n. Products announced far in advance of any release (which may or may not actually take place). See also brochureware.
A sarcastic term used to designate software and hardware products that have been announced and advertised but are not yet available.
Vaporware Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Vaporware is a term in the computer industry that describes a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually released nor officially canceled. Vaporware is also a term sometimes used to describe events that are announced or predicted, never officially cancelled, but never intended to happen. The term also generally applies to a product that is announced months or years before its release, and for which public development details are lacking. The word has been applied to a growing range of products including consumer, automobiles, and some stock trading practices. At times, vendors are criticized for intentionally producing vaporware in order to keep customers from switching to competitive products that offer more features.
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