(blōt´wãr) (n.) jargon
Bloatware is the slang phrase used to describe software that has lots of features and requires considerable disk space and RAM to install and run. As the cost of RAM and disk storage has decreased, there has been a growing trend among software developers to disregard the size of applications and the end result is bloated software.
Some people refer to this trend as creeping featuritis (see "creeping featurism"), however, if creeping featuritis is the symptom, bloatware is the disease.
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