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Old 04-11-2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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I recently discovered newsgroups as a resource to use. What are some reliable and popular newsgroups for linux, slackware, etc? I am not all that familiar with them, and could use a little bit of help finding some good ones. Thanks.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 08:24 AM   #2
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The last time I logged into abusenet, I used tin. It worked pretty well, but there's probably a few more recent inventions out there, since I haven't used abusenet since 1996.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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take a look at alt.os.linux.slackware


EDIT: forgot about google groups - you may find some interesting stuff here:

http://groups-beta.google.com/groups/dir?q=linux

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Old 04-11-2005, 01:55 PM   #4
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Originally posted by killerbob
The last time I logged into abusenet, I used tin. It worked pretty well, but there's probably a few more recent inventions out there, since I haven't used abusenet since 1996.
Pan is pretty good, but I think the OP was really looking for newsgroups rather than newsreaders.

aols (alt.os.linux.slackware) is the main newsgroup I read for Slackware. You have to filter through a fair amount of flaming and petty cyberwars, but if you post a question you're likely to get a good answer. You'll probably want to have your newsreader block a few of the more obnoxious posters. I won't name them, but you'll find out soon enough.

Between this forum and aols, I've managed to get all the help I've ever needed. I haven't checked out IRC, however.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 10:57 AM   #5
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I haven't checked out IRC, however.
take a look at irc.freenode.net - lots of great channels, usually very active: #slackware, #gentoo, #debian, etc., etc.

 
  


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