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Where is the Windows 7 newsgroup?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guest, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find one
    name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I simply need
    to know how to find them.

    Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and Win7
    does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this newsgroup.

    What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?
     
  2. meerkat

    meerkat Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:eoHHGgTlKHA.1540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find one
    > name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I simply need
    > to know how to find them.
    >
    > Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and Win7
    > does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this newsgroup.
    >
    > What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?

    If you want Win 7 advice, use Win 7 forums, `cos that`s where it`s at
    now.
    MS aren`t supporting 7 newsgroups.
    Google for `Win 7 forums`.
     
  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:eoHHGgTlKHA.1540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find
    > one name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I
    > simply need to know how to find them.
    >
    > Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and
    > Win7 does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this
    > newsgroup.
    >
    > What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?
    >




    Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

    You can try this NNTP group, but be prepared to put up with a lot of
    trolls.

    Win7 Via NNTP: alt.windows7.org

    If you need a server to access it:

    AIOE.Org
    http://news.aioe.general
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  4. C

    C Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    > <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:eoHHGgTlKHA.1540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find
    >> one name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I
    >> simply need to know how to find them.
    >>
    >> Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and
    >> Win7 does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this
    >> newsgroup.
    >>
    >> What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    >
    > You can try this NNTP group, but be prepared to put up with a lot of
    > trolls.
    >
    > Win7 Via NNTP: alt.windows7.org
    >
    > If you need a server to access it:
    >
    > AIOE.Org
    > http://news.aioe.general


    You mean alt.windows7.general and http://news.aioe.org, don't you?

    --
    C
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
    > Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find
    > one name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I
    > simply need to know how to find them.
    >
    > Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and
    > Win7 does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this
    > newsgroup.
    > What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?


    There is one _non_-Microsoft-sanctioned newsgroup for Windows 7 called:

    alt.windows7.general

    I know of at least two free news servers that carry it:

    http://news.aioe.org/

    Direct link:

    news://nntp.aioe.org/alt.windows7.general

    and

    http://www.eternal-september.org/

    For a quick peak, there is one clunky Web interface to it so far:

    http://www.w7forums.com/alt-windows7-general-f28.html

    You may use any newsreader. I am aware that Windows 7 does not contain a
    program like Outlook Express out of the box. Well, it sort of does if
    you know the hack:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/6251127f-e8c7-4abf-81ca-b321a4ccbf6d

    There are a number of free programs you can try:

    Windows Live Mail
    Thunderbird
    XNews
    Forte Free Agent v1.93

    Links:

    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/2009/2009pl.php

    If you are looking for Microsoft-sanctioned Web forums for Windows 7
    (yes, sadly Microsoft is abandoning Usenet), you may find them here:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro
     
  6. milt

    milt Flightless Bird

    On 1/14/2010 10:51 AM, C wrote:
    >
    > You mean alt.windows7.general and http://news.aioe.org, don't you?
    >


    I'm sure they gave the inaccurate info. on purpose to drive people to
    the forums and away from the newsgroups.
     
  7. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "C" <nospamming@please.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hini2b$ch7$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>
    >> <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eoHHGgTlKHA.1540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find
    >>> one name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I
    >>> simply need to know how to find them.
    >>>
    >>> Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and
    >>> Win7 does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this
    >>> newsgroup.
    >>>
    >>> What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    >>
    >> You can try this NNTP group, but be prepared to put up with a lot of
    >> trolls.
    >>
    >> Win7 Via NNTP: alt.windows7.org
    >>
    >> If you need a server to access it:
    >>
    >> AIOE.Org
    >> http://news.aioe.general

    >
    > You mean alt.windows7.general and http://news.aioe.org, don't you?
    >
    > --
    > C



    Yes. Typo.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  8. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "milt" <theatreguy_dunspam_@miltsweb.com> wrote in message
    news:%23$JZJrTlKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > On 1/14/2010 10:51 AM, C wrote:
    >>
    >> You mean alt.windows7.general and http://news.aioe.org, don't you?
    >>

    >
    > I'm sure they gave the inaccurate info. on purpose to drive people to
    > the forums and away from the newsgroups.



    Who is "they"? I am not an employee of MS and dislike the forums myself.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Pick one or two:
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...sxp.general&q=win7+OR+"windows+7"+++newsgroup


    rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
    > Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find one
    > name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I simply need
    > to know how to find them.
    >
    > Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and Win7
    > does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this newsgroup.
    >
    > What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?
     
  10. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    >Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find one
    >name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I simply need
    >to know how to find them.


    Microsoft hasn't created any in the microsoft.public.* hierarchy. They
    do have web forums.

    In Usenet, there is a alt.windows7.general newsgroups that is carried
    on many servers (including eternal-september.org, a free service). You
    might also investigate the comp.os.ms-windows hierarchies.

    >Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and Win7
    >does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this newsgroup.


    Use Thunderbird (www.mozilla.org/thunderbird), or Agent
    (www.forteinc.com/agent) or any other newsreader of your choice.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    ". . . if you know the hack:" I tried the link, the one ending in "f6d",
    and got an error code 404. I sure do like the functionality of OE, and
    would like to try the hack. Can you clarify the link/error 404 problem?

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:%238yhfpTlKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
    >> Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find one
    >> name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I
    >> simply need to know how to find them.
    >>
    >> Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and
    >> Win7 does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this
    >> newsgroup.
    >> What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?

    >
    > There is one _non_-Microsoft-sanctioned newsgroup for Windows 7 called:
    >
    > alt.windows7.general
    >
    > I know of at least two free news servers that carry it:
    >
    > http://news.aioe.org/
    >
    > Direct link:
    >
    > news://nntp.aioe.org/alt.windows7.general
    >
    > and
    >
    > http://www.eternal-september.org/
    >
    > For a quick peak, there is one clunky Web interface to it so far:
    >
    > http://www.w7forums.com/alt-windows7-general-f28.html
    >
    > You may use any newsreader. I am aware that Windows 7 does not contain a
    > program like Outlook Express out of the box. Well, it sort of does if you
    > know the hack:
    >
    > http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/6251127f-e8c7-4abf-81ca-b321a4ccbf6d
    >
    > There are a number of free programs you can try:
    >
    > Windows Live Mail
    > Thunderbird
    > XNews
    > Forte Free Agent v1.93
    >
    > Links:
    >
    > http://download.live.com/wlmail
    >
    > http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/
    >
    > http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/2009/2009pl.php
    >
    > If you are looking for Microsoft-sanctioned Web forums for Windows 7 (yes,
    > sadly Microsoft is abandoning Usenet), you may find them here:
    >
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    >
    > http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro
    >
    >
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    I am still in the process of looking for a newsgroup or forum appropriate
    for me.
    I found the "alt.windows7.org" to have far too much uncalled-for abusive
    spewing. Far too many of the posters do not moderate themselves.

    "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid> wrote in message
    news:-O8$lvwTlKHA.5604@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "C" <nospamming@please.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hini2b$ch7$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >>>
    >>> <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:eoHHGgTlKHA.1540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Searching through the list of available newsgroups, I failed to find
    >>>> one name windows7. As I suppose that there are such newsgroups, I
    >>>> simply need to know how to find them.
    >>>>
    >>>> Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer, and
    >>>> Win7 does not allow Outlook Express, which is how I get to this
    >>>> newsgroup.
    >>>>
    >>>> What should I be informed on Win7 newsgroups?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft Answers Windows 7 Forums:
    >>> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7
    >>>
    >>> You can try this NNTP group, but be prepared to put up with a lot of
    >>> trolls.
    >>>
    >>> Win7 Via NNTP: alt.windows7.org
    >>>
    >>> If you need a server to access it:
    >>>
    >>> AIOE.Org
    >>> http://news.aioe.general

    >>
    >> You mean alt.windows7.general and http://news.aioe.org, don't you?
    >>
    >> --
    >> C

    >
    >
    > Yes. Typo.
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
     
  13. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    <snipped and rearranged>

    rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:

    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:%238yhfpTlKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:


    >>> Oh! I just realized that I am writing this on my WinXP computer,
    >>> and Win7 does not allow Outlook Express


    >> You may use any newsreader. I am aware that Windows 7 does not
    >> contain a program like Outlook Express out of the box. Well, it sort
    >> of does if you know the hack:
    >>
    >> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/6251127f-e8c7-4abf-81ca-b321a4ccbf6d


    > ". . . if you know the hack:" I tried the link, the one ending in
    > "f6d", and got an error code 404. I sure do like the functionality
    > of OE, and would like to try the hack. Can you clarify the
    > link/error 404 problem?


    Weird. The link worked when I made the post!

    Here is the text cache from Google:

    http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cach...c7-4abf-81ca-b321a4ccbf6d&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1

    Here's another page that addresses this "hack":

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/06/05/download-windows-mail-from-vista-for-use-in-windows-7/

    But I wouldn't waste my time doing it (unless you are that much in love
    with the old Windows Mail). Better to use one program from the list I
    gave you originally:

    Windows Live Mail
    Thunderbird
    XNews
    Forte Free Agent v1.93

    Links:

    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

    http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/2009/2009pl.php
     

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