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Jumbo: the "official" shareware site of the Web. This searchable archive contains over 24,000 shareware and freeware programs. Categories include: business, home and personal, programming, utilities, and words and graphics. Within each category, programs are cataloged by operating system. The entire archive is a searchable by program category and operating system. There is a short annotation with the programs to help determine whether to download them or not. Size of program is given. A "starter kit" of a decompression and anti-virus program is also provided for each operating system. This is an excellent specialty site.
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Alternate Title Jumbo ! The Download Network
Date Issued c1998
Notes Site re-reviewed in the "Where Are They Now" section of the November 20, 1998 Scout Report: "When first reviewed, the Jumbo! site contained approximately 24,000 shareware and freeware programs in a variety of categories. The site now boasts over 300,000 freeware and shareware titles in sixteen different categories, including Desktop Publishing, Games, Fonts, Internet, Music, Developer City, and Multimedia. Users can browse by category or search a selected category or the entire site by keyword. Brief descriptions of programs and their file size are provided, as well as additional documentation when available. Additional resources include a New Content Gallery and a daily mailing list. "
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Date of Scout Publication 1995-11-17
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