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I have seen a lot of discussions on forums and even on Usenet itself starting with questions like “what is a news group”, “what are newsgroups” or more commonly “what is a newsgroup”. A Usenet newsgroup is a discussion group for a specific topic, which is shared on Usenet. It is not a forum, or … Continue reading What is a newsgroup
Earlier today I got an email from a user that was wanting to know the difference between googlegroups and Usenet newsgroups. They went on further to ask which was a better choice for them based on some criteria. The were looking for images, so my immediate response for them was “go with a Usenet server”, … Continue reading Google Group vs Usenet Newsgroup
A Usenet newsgroup is a discussion group within the Usenet system for messages posted by users about a specific topic. This term is often confused with forums or blogs, but they are different in many ways. In order to read newsgroups you need access to a Usenet server and newsreader software. Usenet was originally based … Continue reading What is a Newsgroup
Many years ago, the Usenet only allowed 7-bit text messages to ensure that communications was possible between any type of machine, using any kind of modem. It was not long before someone figured out how to encode 8-bit data into a 7-bit format so that binaries could be sent using Usenet with no modifications to … Continue reading Downloading Usenet Binaries
Usenet has been available at universities and corporations since long before the internet was available to people in their homes. It has always been a great medium for sharing thoughts and ideas, and many of the earliest “open source” projects shared their software using the various comp.source.* newsgroups. Today, it has moved from it’s original … Continue reading What is Usenet