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bloatware

n.

In the early days of computing, every byte a computer used had to be earned. Companies like Microsoft were able to produce entire operating systems on a single 360 KB floppy disk. Then came Windows. Then came Visual Basic. Then came bloatware which is a software programme with more bells and whistles, buttons and bows in the terms of capabilities than you can shake a stick at.

The downside is that even with faster chips, bigger Hard Disks, and larger allocations of RAM, these monster programs run no faster than their predecessors.