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Newer page: version 2 Last edited on Sunday, July 28, 2002 2:36:14 pm by CraigBox
Older page: version 1 Last edited on Sunday, July 28, 2002 2:31:45 pm by PerryLorier Revert
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 <syd> beta - __b__ugs __e__xist __t__ry __a__gain. 
+<stolen from the jargon file>  
+# Mostly working, but still under test; usually used with `in': `in beta'. In the RealWorld, systems (hardware or software) software often go through two stages of release testing: Alpha (in-house) and Beta (out-house?). Beta releases are generally made to a small number of lucky (or unlucky), trusted customers.  
+# Anything that is new and experimental. "His girlfriend is in beta" means that he is still testing for compatibility and reserving judgment.  
+# Flaky; dubious; suspect (since beta software is notoriously buggy).  
+Betas are usually released in the OpenSource and FreeSoftware world; for commercial betas, check