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Advantages of Betas


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#1 Neon

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 10:48 AM

Kind of a strange topic to start...

Name some advantages of Betas.

i think to make sure (if its done right) that people get more choice and say in the product they recieve.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 08:23 PM

To give us kiddies new toys to play with, lol. :cowboy:

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 08:48 PM

Features! Looks! Nine out of ten, those are better...

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 02:18 AM

as tc1 said to give us kiddies new toys

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 06:17 AM

They are free and sometimes we even get something out of them! Plus it gives us something to do when we are bored.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 03:00 AM

i like using them as an evaluation, to see if i want to buy it. But most of the time they just give it to me at the end of the beta anyways

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:20 PM

I agree with what Dave said. I used the SP2 beta for XP to determine if I would tell my employer it was the best thing since sliced bread. I always gave all my SP2 beta builds to my companies IT guy and when SP2 went final it was on our computers in a matter of minutes because we were able to make a previous decision to use it.

Not only do betas help the developers learn about their problems, but they help the tech world decided on if the updated program is a viable update solution or if they should wait for the next release.




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