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So there is really no way for me to find the newsgroup?


nope, unless you own a delorean. The google group is the closest thing you will get to it.

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nope, unless you own a delorean. The google group is the closest thing you will get to it.

Aw frown.gif. I will just look at the group then, thanks thumb.gif
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So there is really no way for me to find the newsgroup?

That essentially is the newsgroup. It maybe read only, but it's got everything the newsgroup would have had.

What was it you were after?
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That essentially is the newsgroup. It maybe read only, but it's got everything the newsgroup would have had.
What was it you were after?

It can't be the original though? Seen as Linux was before Google...? I was after the original.
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That's as close as you'll get.
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That's as close as you'll get.

Yeah, I thought that.

Thanks a lot guys!!
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It can't be the original though? Seen as Linux was before Google...? I was after the original.

It's as good as the original in that it's an exact copy.

Newgroups are not websites and were browsed with 3rd party clients (very much like e-mails in fact). So what you're seeing there is effectively an exact copy of the original and browsed via Googles own newsgroup client.
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It's as good as the original in that it's an exact copy.
Newgroups are not websites and were browsed with 3rd party clients (very much like e-mails in fact). So what you're seeing there is effectively an exact copy of the original and browsed via Googles own newsgroup client.

Ah that clears it up. Thanks all biggrin.gif

PS could I buy comp.os.linux?
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Ah that clears it up. Thanks all biggrin.gif
PS could I buy comp.os.linux?

Nope as that's not a domain name, it's a usenet hierarchy. Essentially it's the same as a forum name on a message board.
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Nope as that's not a domain name, it's a usenet hierarchy. Essentially it's the same as a forum name on a message board.

D'oh, another plan down the drain!
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