On Sat, 11 Oct 2008 01:02:10 -0700, GeraldF <youare@xxxxxx>
> Unfortunately Comcast is about to end my foray into
> newsgroups by pulling the newsgroup plug later this
Yes, Comcast is doing that. But I don't find it particularly
> After 15 years I may have to retire my Gravity newgroup
> reader and just use Web based forum support.
No, that's not at all true. For the Microsoft newsgroups, I recommend
that you use the news server msnews.microsoft.com. For other
newsgroups, there are many other choices open to you. I'm a Comcast
customer too, and since I use text newsgroups only, I switched to the
free news server Motzarella. If you also want some binary newsgroups,
you may want to choose one of the paid-for news servers.
Just in case it's not clear to you, let me point out that almost all
newsreaders permit you to use multiple news-servers. I use Agent, and
I use six different news servers.
> Yesterday I logged onto the Windows Vista Forums for the
> first time. It is a fairly active group, but I hate
> using a Web Browser to do what a newsgroup reader does.
I'm with you entirely. Using the web interface is the slowest, most
error-prone, and least attractive way to participate in newsgroups. I
always recommend against it.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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