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2002\02\15@202828 by Kurnia Brahmana

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Any one please, what does it mean beta version ?

In  what kind of computer or operating system can work with ?

I'm using IBM PC Pentium with windows 98.

Thank you in advance.

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2002\02\15@224354 by Tim McDonough

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From: "Kurnia Brahmana" <.....mikronikKILLspamspam@spam@MDN.PRIMA.NET.ID>

> Any one please, what does it mean beta version ?

A "beta version" of a piece of software or other product typically
refers to something that has reached the point in development where it
is given out or released to a larger group of testers to find problems
that earlier testing by an individual or a small team may not have
seen. The term does not refer to any particular brand of software or
specific operating system, etc.

Tim

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2002\02\17@212948 by Russell McMahon

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> > Any one please, what does it mean beta version ?
>
> A "beta version" of a piece of software or other product typically
> refers to something that has reached the point in development where it
> is given out or released to a larger group of testers to find problems
> that earlier testing by an individual or a small team may not have
> seen. The term does not refer to any particular brand of software or
> specific operating system, etc.


Yes.
It probably comes from the Greek alphabet - alpha, beta, gamma, delta.

An alpha release is one which is known to be buggy or incomplete and is for
testing or evaluation purposes. The term is not 9I think) widely used but I
have seen it used this way on occasions.

Presumably a Gamma version is what they actually sell you and a delta
version is what they SHOULD sell you.

I don't believe Micro$oft sell Delta versions.




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2002\02\17@214239 by Barry Michels

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> I don't believe Micro$oft sell Delta versions.

I believe they call it "Final Beta" :)

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