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> Does the MS decision to leave out Windows 7 newsgroups as well as a
> newsreader in the OS a harbinger of the future? That the UseNet is
> being phased out - or is dying - after almost a third of a century?
Usenet predates the Internet and will probably outlast it, too. :-D
Removing access from AOL users and Internet newbies only improves it for
the rest of us. If people have to learn about NNTP from experience,
instead of having an MS news server pre-configured in their new MS apps
when they buy a new computer, a lot of newbie posts will be reduced,
such as unsubscribe requests and private email messages.
Even if MS decides to close the server, these newsgroups have been
propagated too far and wide to just die, as long as they're being used.
God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
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