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  • n. Plural form of beta.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of beta.


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  • Having lots of public betas is not new in MS land.

    The beast has awoken; or, The beginning of Web 2.0 | FactoryCity

  • Now we get a beta, a scaled back version that is no better than the so-called betas that we were getting for the past couple of months, or Chromium, for that matter.

    MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

  • Similar to other tier 1 web browsers that are soon to get updated, namely the betas for Firefox 3.1 and Opera 10, the new Safari is boasting of a new JavaScript engine called Nitro that Apple claims performs up to 4.2 times faster than Safari 3.


  • They release products as betas, which is a remarkable statement of humility and humanity, for it says to customers that this service is unfinished and imperfect; the beta label is necessarily an invitation to collaborate.

    The Guardian World News

  • The betas are a great way to experiment and begin familiarizing yourself with the tool.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • I would say there is a muted impact of the economy but more importantly, I think some anticipation of the CS4 launch against our public betas, which is good to see.


  • One may wonder why there are so many "betas" released.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

  • Google listens to us and trusts us when it releases unfinished products as "betas" so we can tell them what to do next.


  • Enterprise IT shops may typically see "betas" as test software with bugs or features to fix

    Redmond Channel Partner Online | News

  • Google has such an obsession/compulsion with "betas".

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg


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