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MAC Games

Glossary of software terms

Registration key
A special code given to you as proof of purchase after you buy a piece of software. You typically enter this code into the software to unlock its full features.
Software trial
A program available to download for free, usually with a short expiry or crippled features so that you can try out the basics before deciding if you want to purchase.
Trial period
The length of time you can use the downloaded software freely, after which it will expire and become locked.