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CUSTOMER: I’m trying to figure out what’s involved in becoming a beta tester for your Flexible Operating Environment…
ALEX: Would you like to purchase an official beta testing license now?
CUSTOMER: A what? You want me to pay money to test your software?
ALEX: Purchasing an official beta testing license grants you the right to use our pre-release builds. Many of our customers find this an excellent way to begin deploying our new technologies before their competitors do.
CUSTOMER: You’re telling me that there are people running your beta software in a LIVE environment?
ALEX: It’s a sign of the great confidence our customers place in the quality of our software.
CUSTOMER: And it’s a sign of MY great confidence in the quality of your software that I will not be joining them.