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alpha version, preview version, beta version - Alpha version describes a development status that usually means the first complete version of a program or application, which is most likely unstable, but is useful to show what the product will do to, usually, a selected group—and is also called preview version; the beta version is usually the last version before wide release, often tested by users under real-world conditions.
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Unlike the finished product/software, users might experience device/app crashes, bugs and glitches upon downloading the beta version of the latest software.
For vehicle tax, there are no differences in the levels of service between the two versions, although initially the BETA version won t be able to accept American Express cards.
SCE) today announced that it will release the open beta version of PlayStation[R]Suite SDK*(1)to content developers in April 2012 and the official version later this year.
The beta version is available free of charge from the Google Apps Marketplace, with one-click installation.
Eset, the creator of security software for the protection against all -- even unknown computer threats has submitted the beta version of Eset Mobile Antivirus for Symbian operating system for public testing.
Panda Software also announced it has launched a beta version of Panda Antivirus+ Firewall 2007 and a full version of Panda Antivirus 2007, both of which are Vista-compatible.
The new beta version helps to consolidate infrastructure and reduces administration and cost through providing email security on one single, centrally managed platform.
The beta version of Oracle XDK is available for free via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at http://technet.
For more information or to start playing the beta version for free, visit www.
One can download the PC Beta version of the game through Origin, an online gaming store.
Apart from the new security suite, public beta versions for the whole AVG 7.