Old newsreader source code

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 13:52:34 CDT 2018

On 05/09/2018 02:17 PM, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote:
> From: Seth Morabito
> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 9:23 AM
>> As an aside: If you were active on Usenet in 1989, what software were you
>> using?
> 1988-89 is about when I started reading Usenet newsgroups.  At first, I used
> rn under Ultrix (on a VAX 3600, the staff Ultrix system at LOTS), but soon
> switched to Gnews (different from GNUS) under Emacs 18.59 because it saved
> messages into an RMail format mailbox file for later access.  Once I had that I
> almost never used any of the Unix-y newsreaders.
> (I had to switch to GNUS when Emacs 19 came out, but that's another story.)

By 1989 I was using Knews as most of what I did was on real
workstations.  I am using Thunderbird at the moment but am
seriously thinking about going back to Knews.


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