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Joost for Mac, Alpha today, Beta next week

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All right Macheads, we got some seriously good news for you. Starting today at 8 PM GMT, which is about 12 noon in Silicon Valley, Joost is going to open its website to 100 NewTeeVee readers who have an Intel powered Mac and let them have an alpha version of Joost for Mac. You need to be registered on their website to get access to the alpha software.

Once you have tested and given your feedback, the company is going to release the beta product for rest of Mac users. Just to point out, I am personally in the queue as well, so I am right there with you in the line, waiting for my alpha software as well.

In addition, the company has just released an updated version of their Windows client and includes all the fixes relating to “local configurations, firewalls and virus scanners, fixed crashes, added local support – all the way to user interface tweaks such as better fonts. ” There are several other changes to the software as well.

Update: Yes, we know it is past 12, but the page has not opened yet. We will post here as soon as we’re alerted by Joost that it has opened.

Update #2: This is a link to the download file. You need to be logged into the Joost website to download it and it’ll go away after around 200 hundred downloads.

60 Responses to “Joost for Mac, Alpha today, Beta next week”

  1. If you missed out don’t fret because adding a small mix of users computers into the alpha is the very last stage of alpha testing usually .

    I do beta testing for one company that asks a select group of beta users to test their products about a day or two before they officially launch to make sure nothing is really screwed up .

    Om said in the title that the beta will be next week and the Joost people are saying very soon on their forums and IRC channel .

  2. ugh, i missed it too. what is this having to be logged in thing? how do you log in to download the file if you haven’t been accepted into the beta program…;.lamee

  3. This totally sucks that they only allowed 200 downloads. I didn’t get the updated feed that the freaking thing was available until just now and when I went to download it, the link was dead. If this is how they are going to be doing business, I think that I’m going to have to give Joost a thumbs down already.

    200 downloads is way too small a number considering the number of Mac users that are interested in using the service. And for the developers to have put the application together this late in the game is already a strike against them.

  4. Eric,

    the Joost site is going to open up and then you can sign up there. If you have registered, then you will be able to download the software.

    for some odd reason there is a delay on the download side. I cannot raise anyone on their end at this time of the night.

    Will keep you posted.

  5. yes, i know we’re still waiting for it to launch, but are we signing up here or at the joost site? i’ve already been accepted as a beta tester (with the windows test, i guess) and logged in and haven’t seen anything in either place. hope i don’t have to re-apply.

  6. Liz Gannes

    Hey Kevin and Neil,

    The deal is, when Joost opens the site they will let us know. The first hundred people to get over there should be able to download the software right then. At least that’s how I understand it.


  7. Yes! I can’t wait (six more minutes). Please get me in on this alpha NewTeeVee.

    I’m actually already a member at Joost because I have already gotten an invite so if you could post some more info to clarify about already registered users then that would be great.