Re: Don't waste time on offline newsreaders...
- From: Benedikt Heinen <Benedikt Heinen infrasys ascom ch>
- To: Gianluca Montecchi <gm518464 silab dsi unimi it>
- cc: Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman boxster law miami edu>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Don't waste time on offline newsreaders...
- Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 13:04:34 +0100 (CET)
> > 2) It's not an efficient use of net resources for the same reason
> > Netscape's cache is when compared to squid---it means each person
> > using a machine must downloading a copy of gnu.emacs.bugs instead of
> > using a shared cached copy. Disks are cheap, but bandwidth rarely is.
> Why ?
> You don't take care of the dial-up lines. I agree that we cannot take care
> only this, we must take care also this.
> What I want is a newsreader that it is usable also with a dial-up
> connection. I don't want to pay a expensive phone bill, so for me (or
> other) is better the offline reader.
So? What we could do about this is either wasting time making an offline
newsreader, or - we invest the time for a better online newsreader.
Remember - online is not necessarily online. Instead of using an online
connection to your ISPs' newsserver to read news, you could also use suck to
get the news from there and feed that into a local newsserver on your machine.
That way you could read news "technically online" while being
Where's the problem with that? It should be somewhat easier fixing up scripts
building a local newsserver and setting up suck to get the news.
Windows 95: n.
32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit
operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written
by a 2-bit company that can't stand for 1 bit of competition.
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