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Is Beta Software Free???


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Is commercial beta software free to download and use for an unlimited time? I assume they want feedback to fix bugs encountered. I am looking at Badia ContactPage XT 2.0b0 (beta) which sells for $70.
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Most of the time, yes.

Adobe Lightroom will probably sell for hundreds of $$, but for now it's free. I'm sure Badia has some more info on their webpage.

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Yes. Normally public betas are free. However you may not be able to get the updates and many other things they offer only with the commercial version.
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Yes, most betas are free. Although Apple's betas requirer you to have an expensive developer account.... and OS X Public Beta was $30

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Microsoft require you to be an MSDN subscriber to get access to beta apps, mega $$$
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long story short: it depends on the company and the program.

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long story short: it depends on the company and the program.

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ha u mean short story shorter. :biohazard
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Have just downloaded that Adobe Lightroom. It looks good so far. I will have to have a proper play around with it tomorrow.
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Did Adobe Lightroom just come out? What does it do?
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Did Adobe Lightroom just come out? What does it do?
It's been in beta for a while. It's Adobe's version of Aperture.

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It is pretty good from what I have seen. Unfortunately as they are pitching it up against Aperture they will be pricing it accordingly.
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