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Beta Test

A test of a product by outside users before the product goes into mass production. That is, a beta test occurs after an internal alpha test but before a product is produced in large quantities for consumers. The term is used most often in software development.
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Sun Microsystems Inc has released the Solaris 9 Developer Early Access software, the first beta version of its upcoming Solaris 9 Operating Environment (OE) product.
Jimmy Chavez, a recent Stanford graduate using the Beta version of the Rewards-Bar said "I plan on using the Rewards-Bar to do my holiday shopping online this year - it's easy to use, and pays me back for every dollar spent.
Lutris Technologies Inc has made available a beta version of Lutris EAS 4 Enterprise, its new application server for independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators building J2EE applications and web services.
The free beta version can be ordered at https://microsoft.
Nokia, the Finnish developer of mobile solutions, and Macromedia Inc, a provider of solutions for web sites, have launched the beta version of Nokia WML Studio for Macromedia Dreamweaver.
Scalix has also released the Beta version of its Scalix 11 Enterprise, Small Business, and Community Editions.
PARIS -- Talend today announced that the beta version of its ETL Open Source tool is now available for free download.
has earned a Best Buy Award from PC World for the beta version of its most recent release, Spy Sweeper 5.
Nasdaq:AFFX) announced today that a beta version of its next-generation instrument control software is now available for download on the Affymetrix website.