en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle

Developers may release either a closed beta also called ... of the WordVision word processor for the IBM PC for $49.95.

www.lifewire.com/what-is-beta-software-2625812

Aug 22, 2018 ... Beta software is either released to everyone (called an open beta) or a ... beta software runs alongside all the other tools that a computer or ...

www.opera.com/computer/beta

Upgrade your browser with Opera beta and Opera developer releases. Download at ... Opera for computers has a rapid, iterative development cycle. This means ...

www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-linux-beta-release

Oct 10, 2018 ... Spotted a beta version of a Linux distro and decided you might try it out? ... In the computer software world, a beta version is an iteration of a ...

www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/38567/beta-version

A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to try under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing inhouse and are ...

blog.codinghorror.com/alpha-beta-and-sometimes-gamma

Jul 30, 2008 ... Based on the software release lifecycle page, and my personal ..... about the term beta software is that in the early days of computers, most ...

techterms.com/definition/beta_software

Apr 5, 2013 ... Beta software refers to computer software that is undergoing testing and has not yet been officially released. The beta phase follows the alpha ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/40013/whats-the-origin-of-beta-to-describe-a-user-testing-phase-of-computer-devel

There's an uncited Wikipedia section that claims the alpha and beta ... Alpha is, in fact, still used: an alpha release of a software program is ...

developer.apple.com/support/beta-software

Beta software, including previews and seeds, refers to a prerelease version of software that ... Always back up your Mac computer before installing beta software.