ANN: This is not a Windows Defender Beta or IE7 Beta newsgroup

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by PA Bear, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. PA Bear

    PA Bear Guest

    [Second in a series]

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender Beta2 and
    IE7 B2 Public Preview support and comments. This is not one of them.

    Windows Defender Beta2 Public Newsgroups:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/newsgroups/default.mspx


    IE7 B2P Public Newsgroup (IE General):
    On the web -
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    In your newsreader -
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    Thank you.
     
    PA Bear, Mar 8, 2006
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  2. PA Bear

    RJK Guest

    Why do people install something like IE7 beta and then start pleading for
    help ? I suspect they the ones that simply must have the "latest and best,"
    at the cost of a perfectly functional, reliable and robust Windows platform
    !

    regards, Richard
     
    RJK, Mar 11, 2006
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  3. PA Bear

    Alun Jones Guest

    I think this is part of the problem of labeling this a "public beta" - it
    makes it sound like it's suitable for "the general public" rather than "people
    who can afford to wreck a machine with a beta test".

    But then, when you're testing software that's going to be used by the general
    public, you do have to get some of them to run it before release to see how
    well it works for them.

    Alun.
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    [Please don't email posters, if a Usenet response is appropriate.]
     
    Alun Jones, Mar 12, 2006
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  4. PA Bear

    RJK Guest

    Good point "public / beta" does imply that it's OK, ...hadn't thought of
    that !

    regards, Richard


     
    RJK, Mar 12, 2006
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  5. Not to mention the preponderance of people who just think BETA is just
    another part of the name - not a defining description of the state of the
    software.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Mar 12, 2006
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  6. PA Bear

    RJK Guest

    I thought "beta" was an "omega wrap" video tape recorder, (as opposed to a
    "m" wrap/VHS) :)
    ....oh how times change. ...that reminds me - I've got to put a new valve
    in my wireless downstairs !

    regards, Richard
     
    RJK, Mar 12, 2006
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