Usenet Tutorial: How to Download Free Content From Usenet Newsgroups

Tim Carter, Too much of a tech geek for my own good!

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4 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

    • Usenet providers

    • Client setup

    • Getting content


About This Class

What is Usenet?

The Usenet was brought to life at the University of North Carolina in 1979.
Three IT-Students, Tom Truscott, Steve Bellovin and Jim Ellis connected two Unix-servers and thus created the Usenet as an alternative to the Arpanet, run by the US Army and scientific institutes. In the next 30 years Arpanet became the highly popular Internet, better known as the world wide web today and has since replaced Usenet as the main form of network communication. Usenet never died, it still exists and has been commonly used over the years as a way to securely exchange articles and files.

18 of 18 students recommendSee All

Excellent tutorial on how to get started for free. Tim gets straight to the point and presents a very concise set of small lessons that are really informative. He presents the information in a clear and fluid waffle,or confusing comments are made, which may well lead to more confusion,and even expose a new Usenet user to all manner of nasty stuff! A big thumbs up for a very well presented set of lessons indeed! Thanks a lot for taking the time and effort that was required in making these available.





Tim Carter

Too much of a tech geek for my own good!