Chapter 11. Reading Newsgroups with Outlook Express

Newsgroups and the Internet

With the overwhelming and still growing popularity of the World Wide Web since its inception in the early 1990s, you might easily forget that the Internet was around for more than two decades before the first Web page saw the light of a cathode ray tube. Before the inception of the Web, people used the Internet to access newsgroups. Newsgroups began in 1979 as a forum in which Unix users could communicate with each ...

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