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If you can't find that elusive Windows app in your local superstore, take a look at shareware. You won't even have to fire up your Web browser-both CompuServe and America Online offer a vast selection of software treats to try.

CompuServe has a great list of resources, software and forums (GO: SHAREWARE). If you crave the new and notable, PCNet provides the top 25 shareware downloads. In ASP's Shareware Forum you can talk with shareware authors and users. If you're looking for a specific app, try CIS File Finder.

Shareware lets you try before you buy. CompuServe's Shareware Registration (GO: SWREG) lets you register online by charging the cost to your account. Shareware supported in this program will have a registration number in the online documentation.

AOL's PC Software Center (Keyword:Shareware) features downloads of the day and the Hall of Fame. You can search AOL for specific files or categories, or download complete file listings.

If you can't find what you want, go to WINDOWS Magazine's AOL and CompuServe areas, or search WinMag's libraries. There's plenty of shareware to go around.

Copyright 1997 CMP Media Inc.

(From Windows Magazine, January 1997, page 323.)