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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In a series of tweets, Musk also released a video of the release candidate version of the upcoming Model 3, officially called the Model S3X.
With app development now completed, the first users are participating in real-world testing of the final release candidate.
Company Provides Open Access to Further Extend the Postgres Ecosystem TransLattice, the geographically distributed data management company for enterprise, cloud and hybrid environments, today announced the availability of the release candidate for Postgres-XL, an open source, clustered, parallel SQL database designed for both OLTP and Big Data analytics.
A version for Windows is in development, and in fact the second release candidate is already available for download.
Microsoft has announced the launch of a release candidate version of its System Center 2012, which will enable companies to develop their own private clouds.
After months of beta testing and over 25 million downloads, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate is now available for download.
A release candidate version of OpenCms 8 will be downloadable earlier.
2 Froyo to the Sprint HTC EVO 4G wasn t enough for you, we re happy to tell you that the first 4G phone now has its first CM6 release candidate from the most popular custom ROM maker in the Android space.
lt;p>The release candidate of Office 2010 was recently distributed to Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP), a group of company partners and customers that routinely receives test previews.
Melio 2009 R2 beta and Sanbolic's LaScala clustered volume manager can be used with any physical or virtual Windows Server and is available as a 120-day evaluation version for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V release candidate at http://www.
MicrosoftE[degrees]s promise to deliver a useful, effective and efficient operating system, may be delivered when it unleashes the Windows 7 release candidate (RC) on 5 May.
issued the following statements regarding Microsoft's announcement of its release candidate of Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualisation software available with Windows Server 2008.