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  • what is the word Beta in 'windows 7 Beta' mean ?

    Thannnnnnnnnnnnks so much

     


    Hala marz
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:38 AM

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  • In this case, Beta is a computer Science term.

    It means; An application or program that is in development and undergoing testing.

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:43 AM
  • Read this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle#Beta
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:04 AM
  • On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 06:38:51 +0000, Hala marz wrote:

    what is the word Beta in 'windows 7 Beta' mean ?

    First of all, note that "beta" is short for the full term "beta
    testing."

    Beta testing is a step in the testing process when software is being
    developed. Note that not every company means exactly the same thing by
    "beta testing," but Microsoft's use of the term is typical.

    Beta testing is the phase of testing that follows alpha testing. Alpha
    testing is the testing that is done in-house by employees. Beta
    testing is done by the public, to whom the product is released for
    testing.

    The most important thing to realize about a beta version of a product
    is the reason it's a beta test version instead of a released version:
    it's that it still has bugs in it, and Microsoft is looking for beta
    test users to inform them of other bugs as they are found,
    In my view, unless you have a spare computer to install it on, and enjoy doing beta testing of software and reporting of bugs to Microsoft, installing beta software is just looking for trouble.
    Yes, you can install beta versions, but for almost everyone I strongly
    advise against doing that, and waiting for it to be released.


    Ken Blake
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:28 PM

All replies

  • In this case, Beta is a computer Science term.

    It means; An application or program that is in development and undergoing testing.

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:43 AM
  • Read this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle#Beta
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:04 AM
  • On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 06:38:51 +0000, Hala marz wrote:

    what is the word Beta in 'windows 7 Beta' mean ?

    First of all, note that "beta" is short for the full term "beta
    testing."

    Beta testing is a step in the testing process when software is being
    developed. Note that not every company means exactly the same thing by
    "beta testing," but Microsoft's use of the term is typical.

    Beta testing is the phase of testing that follows alpha testing. Alpha
    testing is the testing that is done in-house by employees. Beta
    testing is done by the public, to whom the product is released for
    testing.

    The most important thing to realize about a beta version of a product
    is the reason it's a beta test version instead of a released version:
    it's that it still has bugs in it, and Microsoft is looking for beta
    test users to inform them of other bugs as they are found,
    In my view, unless you have a spare computer to install it on, and enjoy doing beta testing of software and reporting of bugs to Microsoft, installing beta software is just looking for trouble.
    Yes, you can install beta versions, but for almost everyone I strongly
    advise against doing that, and waiting for it to be released.


    Ken Blake
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, October 4, 2010 7:07 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:28 PM