Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package. Sites in this category allow you to access the discussion fora, or newsgroups, through a web browser, without accessing a newsserver via newsreader software utilizing NNTP protocol. Sites in this category allow free access to Usenet newsgroups, unless otherwise noted.
Free read-only access to newsgroups focusing on information technology topics.
Real-time updated, read-only archive of newsgroups. Allows to save posts in PDF format.
Search engine looking to hundreds of groups and allowing research by keywords, username, email or domain name.
Provides Web-based access to binary newsgroups including pictures and videos. A free demo is available.
Free community-oriented site focusing on select rec.* and alt.* newsgroups. Posting requires free registration.
A free service that archives popular Australian newsgroups. Also includes a section on Usenet terms and netiquette and a truncated URL service.
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