alpha version

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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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One of the key new features of the Release Candidate is tracking protection, which uses a robust set of built-in security and privacy controls to better protect customers online, said the official.
Microsoft's release candidate of Hyper-V will make it easier for many companies to plan and achieve a virtualised data centre.
Release candidate versions are available now for customer evaluation.
The version currently available is Release Candidate 2, with RC3 expected to be made available around the Comdex timeframe in mid-November.
It is the intent of OpenMP to integrate the technical report in a final release candidate in the 1(st )quarter of 2013.
As part of the new Titanium release, Appcelerator has also announced a release candidate of its upcoming mobile Web SDK, which will probably become generally available before the end of May, according to Buckner.
Microsoft announced the arrival of the release candidate version of Internet Explorer 9 (meaning it has the potential to be the final product), which had been in beta mode for the past few months.
The Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2) has been distributed for testers following feedback from previous test releases.
As the company has with recent beta versions, the near-final Release Candidate 1 version is being made available for free download, though users are required to confirm they are running a legitimately purchased version of Windows.
The CD includes Windows 2000 Release Candidate 2, Outlook 2000 and technical documentation.
Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, today announced that a release candidate of version 5.
Maxthon, a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers, today announced the addition of cloud sharing to its latest release candidate of the Maxthon Cloud Browser, which launched in preview December 10, 2012.