BetaWiki is a collaborative open encyclopedia that documents the history and evolution of popular operating systems and applications. Since its founding in 2013, the wiki has grown to become the largest source of information on pre-release builds of Windows. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the wiki as long as they have an Internet connection and follow our basic content guidelines.


The wiki opened in 2013 with the following message from JaGoTu, its founder:

Even though Beta collectors have one common hobby, they always tend to split in many small communities, which results to a lot of confusion instead of sharing knowledge with each other. The goal of this wiki is simple yet amazing - provide a single page for every information about your favorite Beta you may ever want, regardless if you're from BetaArchive, #abandonet, #nttalk, winforum, winclub, or even some japanese underground group.

There already is one wiki which had more or less the same goal, and that is BetaArchive Wiki. Some of you maybe asking: What's wrong with it? Why not continue with it instead of creating a new one? Well, there is a simple answer: BetaArchive had and always will have one admin, who while maintaining the forum AND an FTP server doesn't really have time to create features for a wiki. Also, it has a 3-month-membership-before-contributing rule, which for me really breaks the point of having a wiki in the first place.

This wiki is still empty and far from perfect. However, I'll do my best to make it better and better, and I hope you'll help me on this long quest.

P.S. Thanks hounsell for his hosting!

--JaGoTu (talk) 14:37, 7 July 2013 (BST)