View Poll Results: Do you use Beta software?

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  • Yes, I like the newest if not the most stable

    16 27.59%
  • Yes, but only if it proves to be more useful and stable

    31 53.45%
  • Only if I have no other choice

    4 6.90%
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Thread: Beta Software Use

  1. #1
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    Beta Software Use

    Do you use beta software?

    When, why, and what?

    Now, because it is better and stable enough, Opera 9.50b.
    Last edited by LaRoza; December 30th, 2007 at 04:59 PM.

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    Well some beta software stays that way for years and years... wine and mplayer are two that haven't quite reached 1.0 for example. In cases like that where it believe it is stable enough and has a useful purpose then I use it.
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    Re: Beta Software Use

    I tend to dist-upgrade rather early, so yes.

    I used the ITOS2008 beta software for my N800 too.

    Also, if you beleive all those web applications calling themselves "beta", then almost everyone falls under this category.
    A Fedora user

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    I try beta software like Ubuntu pre releases in the LiveCD way

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    I use some beta software. For example, I use Enlightenment 17 from CVS.
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    Re: Beta Software Use

    seems like almost everything on linux is beta

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    I use IBM Lotus Symphony. It's kind of fun to beta test something, you suddenly have an excuse to try ridiculous things on it.

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    Having developed commercial software for about 15 years, I can honestly say that all software is beta software...

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    I used Firefox Gran Paradiso. I found it faster and (amazingly) more stable. I gave up though because for some reason it would not accept my bookmarks. I should use the newer beta of firefox (minefield I think)

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    Re: Beta Software Use

    Opera 9.5b is the only Beta I'm using now, and I'm trying and failing to get KDE4 up and running (ironically my main problem is in compiling QT4.3)

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