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Newer page: version 10 Last edited on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 2:17:18 pm by IanMcDonald
Older page: version 5 Last edited on Monday, September 8, 2003 8:25:30 am by MarkBillings Revert
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-The original ' message boards' or ' forums' of the internet. UseNet is made up of millions of 'newsgroups'. It uses the [NNTP] protocol. 
+The original message boards or " forums" of the InterNet, made up of millions of [NewsGroup]s and transported using the [NNTP] protocol. You use a NewsReader to browse it and post messages
-Archived by GoogleGroups , who used to be ! DejaNews. [Binaries|http://www .usenetbinaries .com] are now becoming a big part of the Usenet
+There is an extensive archive , originally by ~ DejaNews (who no longer exist) and now known as GoogleGroups . A large "dark half" of UseNet is comprised of (often illegal) binary traffic (the hierarchy is mainly under __alt .binaries__, and let's just say __erotica__ features highly in the lists) . Messages containing file( fragment)s are [MIME] encoded and most news servers don't carry them
-If you're in Linux, use MozillaMail, [Pan|] ([GNOME]) or [Knode|] ([KDE]) to read newsgroups in XFree86; or [tin|] or [slrn|] to read them in console mode.  
-Linux, being a newer thing (Usenet was one of the first things on the Internet in the early 1980s, full of [VAX] and [UNIX] questions) tends to be best supported in [MailingLists| MailingList]; however if you have MicrosoftWindows queries, you'll get better answers from UseNet (specifically MicrosoftCorporation's ' private' newsgroups) 9 times out of 10. 
+UseNet was one of the first things on the InterNet in the early 1980s, full of [VAX] and [UNIX] questions. [Linux] is a newer thing and tends to be best supported in [MailingList]s - MicrosoftWindows queries on the other hand are best answered in MicrosoftCorporation's " private" UseNet [NewsGroup] hierarchy, 9 times out of 10.