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    Beta ???

    May be a dumb question but what does "beta" mean? I see stuff all the time with that but not sure what it means
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristiewestraspe View Post
    May be a dumb question but what does "beta" mean? I see stuff all the time with that but not sure what it means
    "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers"
    Beta means that the software is not yet ready to be released officially. There would be a couple of bugs left in the program, or something similar.

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    Beta is often used to describe a project or process that is being tested. Often times a developer will release a "beta" version to the public for testing purposes. They do this allow for testing and "bug" finding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    Beta is often used to describe a project or process that is being tested. Often times a developer will release a "beta" version to the public for testing purposes. They do this allow for testing and "bug" finding.
    ^^
    Better answer than mine

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    Beta

    Beta is the software development phase following alpha (beta is the second letter of the ancient Greek alphabet, used as the number 2. It is not nowadays usual to speak of a later gamma test). It generally begins when the software is feature complete. The focus of beta testing is reducing impacts to users, often incorporating usability testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release and this is typically the first time that the software is available outside of the organization that developed it.
    The users of a beta version are called beta testers. They are usually customers or prospective customers of the organization that develops the software, willing to test the software without charge, often receiving the final software free of charge or for a reduced price.
    Beta version software is often useful for demonstrations and previews within an organisation and to prospective customers. Some developers refer to this stage as a preview, prototype, technical preview (TP), or early access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistMyMind View Post
    Beta

    Beta is the software development phase following alpha (beta is the second letter of the ancient Greek alphabet, used as the number 2. It is not nowadays usual to speak of a later gamma test). It generally begins when the software is feature complete. The focus of beta testing is reducing impacts to users, often incorporating usability testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release and this is typically the first time that the software is available outside of the organization that developed it.
    The users of a beta version are called beta testers. They are usually customers or prospective customers of the organization that develops the software, willing to test the software without charge, often receiving the final software free of charge or for a reduced price.
    Beta version software is often useful for demonstrations and previews within an organisation and to prospective customers. Some developers refer to this stage as a preview, prototype, technical preview (TP), or early access.
    Taken from Wikipedia, I presume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabisgeek View Post
    Taken from Wikipedia, I presume?
    You know it
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