A considerable archive of shareware CDs to browse, download and enjoy, made available by the fine folks at the Internet Archive. To quote an excerpt from the introduction, While many of the CDs contain shareware programs, a number branched into music, graphics, animations and movies. Additionally, the advent of an internet open to the general public heralded massive collected sets of files which CD makers happily mirrored and made available to the BBS market. Eventually, as operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD became more widely available, CDs were perfect distribution mechanisms for the very large libraries and file collections associated with them.
There’s stuff for Mac users, too. MacAddict’s Shareware Cover discs have been recently added to the collection, starting from #93 (May 2004).
To see a list of all items (most recently added first), start here.