beta software

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Noun1.beta software - software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular releasebeta software - software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release; "beta software is usually available only to particular users who will test it"
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
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Log in with an Apple ID to get access to the beta software.
According to ABC News, Apple has released a new version of the iOS 7 beta software, which has a radically different design and some new features including new Siri voices and a control center with easy access to settings menus and it also contains some clues about a fingerprint sensor in the device.
The iOS 7 beta software and SDK are available now for iOS Developer Program members, with the iOS 7 becoming available as a free software update for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation) in the Autumn.
The company has also updated its View VDI (virtual desktop interface) software and will release new beta software for providing a central repository for storing and sharing files.
The SQL Anywhere OnDemand Edition beta program is now open for registration with the beta software, codenamed 'Fuji', to be available within 30 days.
Today, Bricscad V10 for LINUX is sufficiently stable and has enough functionality to be released to the public as beta software.
So, think of this beta software as a way of getting a little head start.
lt;p>In the meantime, developers will be able to download the beta software to develop and test mobile applications and Web sites.
Symantec Corp (Nasdaq: SYMC), a company specialising in network security software, today (12 August) announced the availability of Norton Safe Web beta, an add-on program to the Norton Internet Security 2009 beta software.
Novell has announced the upcoming public beta software availability of Novell(R) Open Enterprise Server 2.
Users may download the beta software at http://www.