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Xref: wb3ffv news.announce.newgroups:1242 news.answers:15014 news.groups:27356 news.lists:468
Path: wb3ffv!anagld!aplcenmp!!!!swrinde!pipex!uunet!not-for-mail
From: [email protected] (David C Lawrence)
Newsgroups: news.lists,news.groups,news.announce.newgroups,news.answers
Subject: List of Active Newsgroups, Part I
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: 1 Jan 1995 19:49:49 -0500
Organization: UUNET Technologies Inc, Falls Church, VA, USA
Lines: 770
Approved: [email protected]
Expires: 3 Mar 95 12:49:47 GMT
Summary: First of two postings. This contains the introduction, and the
groups in comp, misc, and news

Archive-name: active-newsgroups/part1
Original-author: Gene Spafford ([email protected])
Comment: enhanced & edited until 5/93 by [email protected] (Gene Spafford)
Last-change: 1 Jan 1995 by [email protected] (David C Lawrence)

The following is a list of currently active USENET newsgroups as of
1 Jan 1995. This list does not include the gatewayed Internet
newsgroups (see below). The groups distributed worldwide are divided
into seven broad classifications: "news", "soc", "talk", "misc",
"sci", "comp" and "rec". Each of these classifications is organized
into groups and subgroups according to topic.

"comp" Topics of interest to both computer professionals and
hobbyists, including topics in computer science, software
source, and information on hardware and software systems.

"sci" Discussions marked by special and usually practical knowledge,
relating to research in or application of the established

"misc" Groups addressing themes not easily classified under any of the
other headings or which incorporate themes from multiple

"soc"Groups primarily addressing social issues and socializing.

"talk"Groups largely debate-oriented and tending to feature long
discussions without resolution and without appreciable amounts
of generally useful information.

"news"Groups concerned with the news network and software themselves.

"rec"Groups oriented towards the arts, hobbies and recreational

These "world" newsgroups are (usually) circulated around the entire
USENET -- this implies world-wide distribution. Not all groups
actually enjoy such wide distribution, however. Some sites take only
a selected subset of the more "technical" groups, and controversial
"noise" groups are often not carried by many sites (these groups are
often under the "talk" and "soc" classifications). Many sites do not
carry some or all of the comp.binaries groups.

There are groups in other subcategories, but they are local: to
institutions, to geographic regions, etc. and they are not listed
here. Note that these distribution categories can be used to restrict
the propagation of news articles. Currently, distributions include:
worldworldwide distribution (default)
canlimited (mostly) to Canada
eunetlimited (mostly) to European sites in EUNet
nalimited (mostly) to North America
usalimited (mostly) to the United States
There may be other regional and local distribution categories available
at your site. Most US states have distribution categories named after
the two letter abbreviation for that state or category (e.g., "ga" for
Georgia, "nj" for New Jersey). Please use an appropriate distribution
category if your article is not likely to be of interest to USENET
readers worldwide.

Please notify me of any errors or changes to the information in this article.

David Lawrence
[email protected]
comp.admin.policyDiscussions of site administration policies.
comp.aiArtificial intelligence discussions. about artificial life. set theory, aka fuzzy logic. algorithms in computing. & abstracts of the Journal of AI Research. (Moderated) published by the Journal of AI Research. (Moderated) language processing by computers. aspects of neural networks. Language and Knowledge Representation. (Moderated) aspects of Artificial Intelligence. systems and other artificial intelligence shells.
comp.answersRepository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated)
comp.apps.spreadsheetsSpreadsheets on various platforms.
comp.archComputer architecture.
comp.arch.arithmeticImplementing arithmetic on computers/digital systems.
comp.arch.bus.vmebusHardware and software for VMEbus Systems.
comp.arch.fpgaField Programmable Gate Array based computing systems.
comp.arch.storageStorage system issues, both hardware and software.
comp.archivesDescriptions of public access archives. (Moderated)
comp.archives.adminIssues relating to computer archive administration.
comp.archives.msdos.announceAnnouncements about MSDOS archives. (Moderated)
comp.archives.msdos.dDiscussion of materials available in MSDOS archives.
comp.bbs.majorbbsSupport & discussion of The Major BBS from Galacticomm.
comp.bbs.miscAll aspects of computer bulletin board systems.
comp.bbs.tbbsThe Bread Board System bulletin board software.
comp.bbs.waffleThe Waffle BBS and USENET system on all platforms.
comp.benchmarksDiscussion of benchmarking techniques and results.
comp.binaries.acornBinary-only postings for Acorn machines. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.amigaEncoded public domain programs in binary. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.apple2Binary-only postings for the Apple II computer.
comp.binaries.atari.stBinary-only postings for the Atari ST. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.cbmFor the transfer of 8bit Commodore binaries. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.geosBinaries for the GEOS operating system. (Moderated) postings for IBM PC/MS-DOS. (Moderated) about IBM/PC binary postings. for IBM PC and compatible programs.
comp.binaries.macEncoded Macintosh programs in binary. (Moderated) programs for Microsoft Windows. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.newtonApple Newton binaries, sources, books, etc. (Moderated)
comp.binaries.os2Binaries for use under the OS/2 ABI. (Moderated)
comp.bugs.2bsdReports of UNIX* version 2BSD related bugs.
comp.bugs.4bsdReports of UNIX version 4BSD related bugs.
comp.bugs.4bsd.ucb-fixesBug reports/fixes for BSD Unix. (Moderated)
comp.bugs.miscGeneral UNIX bug reports and fixes (incl V7, uucp)
comp.bugs.sys5Reports of USG (System III, V, etc.) bugs.
comp.cad.autocadAutoDesk's AutoCAD software.
comp.cad.cadenceUsers of Cadence Design Systems products.
comp.cad.compassCompass Design Automation EDA tools. Technology's Pro/Engineer design package.
comp.cad.synthesisResearch and production in the field of logic synthesis.
comp.client-serverTopics relating to client/server technology.
comp.cog-engCognitive engineering.
comp.compilersCompiler construction, theory, etc. (Moderated) of compilers and tools with PCCTS.
comp.compressionData compression algorithms and theory.
comp.compression.researchDiscussions about data compression research. (Moderated)
comp.constraintsConstraint processing and related topics.
comp.databasesDatabase and data management issues and theory.
comp.databases.informixInformix database management software discussions.
comp.databases.ingresIssues relating to INGRES products. Windows' relational database system, Access.
comp.databases.objectObject-oriented paradigms in database systems.
comp.databases.olapAnalytical Processing, Multidimensional DBMS, EIS, DSS.
comp.databases.oracleThe SQL database products of the Oracle Corporation.
comp.databases.paradoxBorland's database for DOS & MS Windows.
comp.databases.pickPick-like, post-relational, database systems.
comp.databases.rdbThe relational database engine RDB from DEC.
comp.databases.sybaseImplementations of the SQL Server.
comp.databases.theoryDiscussing advances in database technology.
comp.databases.xbase.foxFox Software's xBase system and compatibles.
comp.databases.xbase.miscDiscussion of xBase (dBASE-like) products.
comp.dcom.cablingCabling selection, installation and use.
comp.dcom.cell-relayForum for discussion of Cell Relay-based products.
comp.dcom.faxFax hardware, software, and protocols.
comp.dcom.frame-relayTechnology and issues regarding frame relay networks.
comp.dcom.isdnThe Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
comp.dcom.lans.ethernetDiscussions of the Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 protocols.
comp.dcom.lans.fddiDiscussions of the FDDI protocol suite.
comp.dcom.lans.miscLocal area network hardware and software.
comp.dcom.lans.token-ringInstalling and using token ring networks.
comp.dcom.modemsData communications hardware and software. management methods and applications.
comp.dcom.serversSelecting and operating data communications servers.
comp.dcom.sys.ciscoInfo on Cisco routers and bridges.
comp.dcom.sys.wellfleetWellfleet bridge & router systems hardware & software.
comp.dcom.telecomTelecommunications digest. (Moderated)
comp.dcom.telecom.techDiscussion of technical aspects of telephony.
comp.docArchived public-domain documentation. (Moderated)
comp.doc.techreportsLists of technical reports. (Moderated)
comp.dspDigital Signal Processing using computers.
comp.eduComputer science education. assisted languages instruction issues.
comp.emacsEMACS editors of different flavors.
comp.emacs.xemacsBug reports, questions and answers about XEmacs.
comp.emulators.announceEmulator news, FAQs, announcements. (Moderated)
comp.emulators.apple2Emulators of Apple // systems.
comp.emulators.cbmEmulators of C-64, C-128, PET, and VIC-20 systems.
comp.emulators.miscEmulators of miscellaneous computer systems. free MS-Windows emulator under X.
comp.fontsTypefonts -- design, conversion, use, etc.
comp.graphicsComputer graphics, art, animation, image processing. used in producing computer graphics. aspects of computer animation. Application Visualization System.'s Visualization Data Explorer, aka DX. Explorer Modular Visualisation Environment (MVE). GNUPLOT interactive function plotter. OpenGL 3D application programming interface. graphics software from Alias Research.'s Lightwave3D and related topics. tracing software, tools and methods. technical computer graphics discussion. (Moderated) on scientific visualization.
comp.groupwareSoftware and hardware for shared interactive environments.
comp.groupware.lotus-notes.miscLotus Notes related discussions.
comp.home.automationHome automation devices, setup, sources, etc.
comp.home.miscMedia, technology and information in domestic spaces. (Moderated)
comp.human-factorsIssues related to human-computer interaction (HCI).
comp.infosystemsAny discussion about information systems.
comp.infosystems.announceAnnouncements of internet information services. (Moderated)
comp.infosystems.gisAll aspects of Geographic Information Systems.
comp.infosystems.gopherDiscussion of the Gopher information service.
comp.infosystems.interpediaThe Internet Encyclopedia.
comp.infosystems.kiosksInformational and transactional kiosks. (Moderated)
comp.infosystems.waisThe Z39.50-based WAIS full-text search system.
comp.infosystems.www.miscMiscellaneous World Wide Web discussion.
comp.infosystems.www.providersWWW provider issues (info providers).
comp.infosystems.www.usersWWW user issues (Mosaic, Lynx, etc).
comp.internet.libraryDiscussing electronic libraries. (Moderated) of network happenings. (Moderated)
comp.ivideodiscInteractive videodiscs -- uses, potential, etc.
comp.lang.adaDiscussion about Ada*.
comp.lang.aplDiscussion about APL.
comp.lang.asm.x86General 80x86 assembly language programming.
comp.lang.basic.miscOther dialects and aspects of BASIC.
comp.lang.basic.visualMicrosoft Visual Basic & App Basic; Windows & DOS.
comp.lang.basic.visual.3rdpartyAdd-ins for Visual Basic.
comp.lang.basic.visual.announceOfficial information on Visual Basic. (Moderated)
comp.lang.basic.visual.databaseDatabase aspects of Visual Basic.
comp.lang.basic.visual.miscVisual Basic in general.
comp.lang.betaThe object-oriented programming language BETA.
comp.lang.cDiscussion about C.
comp.lang.c++The object-oriented C++ language.
comp.lang.closCommon Lisp Object System discussions.
comp.lang.cobolThe COBOL language and software.
comp.lang.dylanFor discussion of the Dylan language.
comp.lang.eiffelThe object-oriented Eiffel language.
comp.lang.forthDiscussion about Forth.
comp.lang.fortranDiscussion about FORTRAN.
comp.lang.functionalDiscussion about functional languages.
comp.lang.hermesThe Hermes language for distributed applications.
comp.lang.idl-pvwaveIDL and PV-Wave language discussions.
comp.lang.lispDiscussion about LISP.
comp.lang.lisp.mclDiscussing Apple's Macintosh Common Lisp.
comp.lang.logoThe Logo teaching and learning language.
comp.lang.miscDifferent computer languages not specifically listed.
comp.lang.mlML languages including Standard ML, CAML, Lazy ML, etc. (Moderated)
comp.lang.modula2Discussion about Modula-2.
comp.lang.modula3Discussion about the Modula-3 language.
comp.lang.mumpsThe M (MUMPS) language & technology, in general.
comp.lang.oberonThe Oberon language and system.
comp.lang.objective-cThe Objective-C language and environment.
comp.lang.pascalDiscussion about Pascal.
comp.lang.perlDiscussion of Larry Wall's Perl system.
comp.lang.popPop11 and the Plug user group.
comp.lang.postscriptThe PostScript Page Description Language.
comp.lang.prographPrograph, a visual object-oriented dataflow language.
comp.lang.prologDiscussion about PROLOG.
comp.lang.pythonThe Python computer language.
comp.lang.satherThe object-oriented computer language Sather.
comp.lang.schemeThe Scheme Programming language.
comp.lang.sigplanInfo & announcements from ACM SIGPLAN. (Moderated)
comp.lang.smalltalkDiscussion about Smalltalk 80.
comp.lang.tclThe Tcl programming language and related tools.
comp.lang.verilogDiscussing Verilog and PLI.
comp.lang.vhdlVHSIC Hardware Description Language, IEEE 1076/87.
comp.lang.visualGeneral discussion of visual programming languages. (Moderated) (Moderated)
comp.laser-printersLaser printers, hardware & software. (Moderated)
comp.lsiLarge scale integrated circuits.
comp.lsi.testingTesting of electronic circuits.
comp.mail.elmDiscussion and fixes for the ELM mail system.
comp.mail.headersGatewayed from the Internet header-people list.
comp.mail.list-admin.policyPolicy issues in running mailing lists.
comp.mail.list-admin.softwareSoftware used in the running of mailing lists.
comp.mail.mapsVarious maps, including UUCP maps. (Moderated)
comp.mail.mhThe UCI version of the Rand Message Handling system.
comp.mail.mimeMultipurpose Internet Mail Extensions of RFC 1341.
comp.mail.miscGeneral discussions about computer mail.
comp.mail.mushThe Mail User's Shell (MUSH).
comp.mail.pineThe PINE mail user agent.
comp.mail.sendmailConfiguring and using the BSD sendmail agent.
comp.mail.smailAdministering & using the smail email transport system.
comp.mail.uucpMail in the uucp network environment.
comp.miscGeneral topics about computers not covered elsewhere.
comp.multimediaInteractive multimedia technologies of all kinds.
comp.newprodAnnouncements of new products of interest. (Moderated)
comp.objectObject-oriented programming and languages.
comp.object.logicIntegrating object-oriented and logic programming. about the Association for Computing Machinery. Professionals for Social Responsibility. (Moderated) of computing and social responsibility. Equipment Computer Users' Society newsgroup. from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Moderated) of EFF goals, strategies, etc. digest, official news of FidoNet Assoc. (Moderated) and announcements about the IEEE & its members. International Student Society for Neural Networks. of Lisp Users related discussions. about/for the The Sun User's Group. Association events and announcements. lodging during Usenix conferences.
comp.os.386bsd.announceAnnouncements relating to the 386bsd operating system. (Moderated)
comp.os.386bsd.appsApplications which run under 386bsd.
comp.os.386bsd.bugsBugs and fixes for the 386bsd OS and its clients.
comp.os.386bsd.developmentWorking on 386bsd internals.
comp.os.386bsd.miscGeneral aspects of 386bsd not covered by other groups.
comp.os.386bsd.questionsGeneral questions about 386bsd.
comp.os.chorusCHORUS microkernel issues, research and developments.
comp.os.coherentDiscussion and support of the Coherent operating system.
comp.os.cpmDiscussion about the CP/M operating system.
comp.os.geosThe GEOS operating system by GeoWorks for PC clones.
comp.os.linux.adminInstalling and administering Linux systems.
comp.os.linux.advocacyBenefits of Linux compared to other operating systems.
comp.os.linux.announceAnnouncements important to the Linux community. (Moderated)
comp.os.linux.answersFAQs, How-To's, READMEs, etc. about Linux. (Moderated)
comp.os.linux.developmentOngoing work on the Linux operating system.
comp.os.linux.development.appsWriting Linux applications, porting to Linux.
comp.os.linux.development.systemLinux kernels, device drivers, modules.
comp.os.linux.hardwareHardware compatibility with the Linux operating system.
comp.os.linux.helpQuestions and advice about Linux.
comp.os.linux.miscLinux-specific topics not covered by other groups.
comp.os.linux.networkingNetworking and communications under Linux.
comp.os.linux.setupLinux installation and system administration.
comp.os.linux.xLinux X Window System servers, clients, libs and fonts.
comp.os.lynxDiscussion of LynxOS and Lynx Real-Time Systems.
comp.os.machThe MACH OS from CMU & other places.
comp.os.minixDiscussion of Tanenbaum's MINIX system.
comp.os.miscGeneral OS-oriented discussion not carried elsewhere. and debate about Microsoft Windows. relating to Windows. (Moderated) communication applications. financial & tax software. applications. utilities. word-processing applications. discussions about Windows issues. and other networks. and TCP/IP networking.' built-in networking. discussion about Windows NT. Windows NT systems., dialogs and VBXs. & VxDs -- no driver requests!, graphics and printing. management issues. Microsoft Windows. programming. programming., COM and DDE programming. tools in Windows. Windows programming interfaces. Viewer development. and configuring Microsoft Windows. adapters and drivers for Windows.
comp.os.msdos.appsDiscussion of applications that run under MS-DOS.
comp.os.msdos.desqviewQuarterDeck's Desqview and related products.
comp.os.msdos.mail-newsAdministering mail & network news systems under MS-DOS.
comp.os.msdos.miscMiscellaneous topics about MS-DOS machines.
comp.os.msdos.pcgeosGeoWorks PC/GEOS and PC/GEOS-based packages.
comp.os.msdos.programmerProgramming MS-DOS machines.
comp.os.msdos.programmer.turbovisionBorland's text application libraries.
comp.os.os2.advocacySupporting and flaming OS/2.
comp.os.os2.announceNotable news and announcements related to OS/2. (Moderated)
comp.os.os2.appsDiscussions of applications under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.betaAll aspects of beta releases of OS/2 systems software.
comp.os.os2.bugsOS/2 system bug reports, fixes and work-arounds.
comp.os.os2.gamesRunning games under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.miscMiscellaneous topics about the OS/2 system.
comp.os.os2.multimediaMulti-media on OS/2 systems.
comp.os.os2.networking.miscMiscellaneous networking issues of OS/2.
comp.os.os2.networking.tcp-ipTCP/IP under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.programmer.miscProgramming OS/2 machines.
comp.os.os2.programmer.oopProgramming system objects (SOM, WPS, etc).
comp.os.os2.programmer.portingPorting software to OS/2 machines.
comp.os.os2.programmer.toolsCompilers, assemblers, interpreters under OS/2.
comp.os.os2.setupInstalling and configuring OS/2 systems.
comp.os.os9Discussions about the os9 operating system.
comp.os.parixForum for users of the parallel operating system PARIX.
comp.os.qnxUsing and developing under the QNX operating system.
comp.os.researchOperating systems and related areas. (Moderated)
comp.os.vmsDEC's VAX* line of computers & VMS.
comp.os.vxworksThe VxWorks real-time operating system.
comp.os.xinuThe XINU operating system from Purdue (D. Comer).
comp.parallelMassively parallel hardware/software. (Moderated)
comp.parallel.mpiMessage Passing Interface (MPI).
comp.parallel.pvmThe PVM system of multi-computer parallelization.
comp.patentsDiscussing patents of computer technology. (Moderated)
comp.periphsPeripheral devices.
comp.periphs.scsiDiscussion of SCSI-based peripheral devices.
comp.programmingProgramming issues that transcend languages and OSs.
comp.programming.literateLiterate programs and programming tools.
comp.protocols.appletalkApplebus hardware & software.
comp.protocols.dicomDigital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
comp.protocols.ibmNetworking with IBM mainframes.
comp.protocols.isoThe ISO protocol stack.
comp.protocols.kerberosThe Kerberos authentication server.
comp.protocols.kermit.announceKermit announcements. (Moderated)
comp.protocols.kermit.miscKermit protocol and software.
comp.protocols.miscVarious forms and types of protocol.
comp.protocols.nfsDiscussion about the Network File System protocol.
comp.protocols.pppDiscussion of the Internet Point to Point Protocol.
comp.protocols.smbSMB file sharing protocol and Samba SMB server/client.
comp.protocols.tcp-ipTCP and IP network protocols.
comp.protocols.tcp-ip.ibmpcTCP/IP for IBM(-like) personal computers.
comp.publish.cdrom.hardwareHardware used in publishing with CD-ROM.
comp.publish.cdrom.multimediaSoftware for multimedia authoring & publishing.
comp.publish.cdrom.softwareSoftware used in publishing with CD-ROM.

comp.publish.prepressElectronic prepress.
comp.realtimeIssues related to real-time computing.
comp.research.japanThe nature of research in Japan. (Moderated)
comp.risksRisks to the public from computers & users. (Moderated)
comp.roboticsAll aspects of robots and their applications. issues of computers and networks. of Unix security.
comp.simulationSimulation methods, problems, uses. (Moderated)
comp.societyThe impact of technology on society. (Moderated) Computer Underground Digest. (Moderated)
comp.society.developmentComputer technology in developing countries.
comp.society.folkloreComputer folklore & culture, past & present. (Moderated)
comp.society.futuresEvents in technology affecting future computing.
comp.society.privacyEffects of technology on privacy. (Moderated)
comp.soft-sys.dceThe Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).
comp.soft-sys.khorosThe Khoros X11 visualization system.
comp.soft-sys.matlabThe MathWorks calculation and visualization package.
comp.soft-sys.powerbuilderApplication development tools from PowerSoft.
comp.soft-sys.ptolemyThe Ptolemy simulation/code generation environment.
comp.soft-sys.sasThe SAS statistics package.
comp.soft-sys.shazamThe SHAZAM econometrics computer program.
comp.soft-sys.spssThe SPSS statistics package.
comp.soft-sys.wavefrontWavefront software products, problems, etc. Engineering and related topics. management, tools and procedures., using, & writing non-English software. licensing technology. aspects of testing computer systems.
comp.sources.3b1Source code-only postings for the AT&T 3b1. (Moderated)
comp.sources.acornSource code-only postings for the Acorn. (Moderated)
comp.sources.amigaSource code-only postings for the Amiga. (Moderated)
comp.sources.apple2Source code and discussion for the Apple2. (Moderated)
comp.sources.atari.stSource code-only postings for the Atari ST. (Moderated)
comp.sources.bugsBug reports, fixes, discussion for posted sources.
comp.sources.dFor any discussion of source postings.
comp.sources.gamesPostings of recreational software. (Moderated) reports and fixes for posted game software.
comp.sources.hp48Programs for the HP48 and HP28 calculators. (Moderated)
comp.sources.macSoftware for the Apple Macintosh. (Moderated)
comp.sources.miscPosting of software. (Moderated)
comp.sources.postscriptSource code for programs written in PostScript. (Moderated)
comp.sources.reviewedSource code evaluated by peer review. (Moderated)
comp.sources.sunSoftware for Sun workstations. (Moderated)
comp.sources.testersFinding people to test software.
comp.sources.unixPostings of complete, UNIX-oriented sources. (Moderated)
comp.sources.wantedRequests for software and fixes.
comp.sources.xSoftware for the X windows system. (Moderated)
comp.specificationLanguages and methodologies for formal specification.
comp.specification.zDiscussion about the formal specification notation Z.
comp.speechResearch & applications in speech science & technology.
comp.std.cDiscussion about C language standards.
comp.std.c++Discussion about C++ language, library, standards.
comp.std.internatDiscussion about international standards.
comp.std.lispUser group (ALU) supported standards. (Moderated)
comp.std.miscDiscussion about various standards.
comp.std.mumpsDiscussion for the X11.1 committee on Mumps. (Moderated)
comp.std.unixDiscussion for the P1003 committee on UNIX. (Moderated)
comp.std.wirelessExamining standards for wireless network technology. (Moderated)
comp.sw.componentsSoftware components and related technology.
comp.sys.3b1Discussion and support of AT&T 7300/3B1/UnixPC.
comp.sys.acornDiscussion on Acorn and ARM-based computers.
comp.sys.acorn.advocacyWhy Acorn computers and programs are better.
comp.sys.acorn.announceAnnouncements for Acorn and ARM users. (Moderated)
comp.sys.acorn.gamesDiscussion of games for Acorn machines.
comp.sys.acorn.techSoftware and hardware aspects of Acorn and ARM products.
comp.sys.alliantInfo and discussion about Alliant computers.
comp.sys.amiga.advocacyWhy an Amiga is better than XYZ.
comp.sys.amiga.announceAnnouncements about the Amiga. (Moderated)
comp.sys.amiga.applicationsMiscellaneous applications.
comp.sys.amiga.audioMusic, MIDI, speech synthesis, other sounds.
comp.sys.amiga.cd32Technical and computing talk for Commodore Amiga CD32.
comp.sys.amiga.datacommMethods of getting bytes in and out.
comp.sys.amiga.emulationsVarious hardware & software emulators.
comp.sys.amiga.gamesDiscussion of games for the Commodore Amiga.
comp.sys.amiga.graphicsCharts, graphs, pictures, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.hardwareAmiga computer hardware, Q&A, reviews, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.introductionGroup for newcomers to Amigas.
comp.sys.amiga.marketplaceWhere to find it, prices, etc.
comp.sys.amiga.miscDiscussions not falling in another Amiga group.
comp.sys.amiga.multimediaAnimations, video, & multimedia.
comp.sys.amiga.networkingAmiga networking software/hardware.
comp.sys.amiga.programmerDevelopers & hobbyists discuss code.
comp.sys.amiga.reviewsReviews of Amiga software, hardware. (Moderated)
comp.sys.amiga.uucpAmiga UUCP packages.
comp.sys.amstrad.8bitAmstrad CPC/PcW/GX4000 software/hardware.
comp.sys.apolloApollo computer systems.
comp.sys.apple2Discussion about Apple II micros.
comp.sys.apple2.commApple II data communications.
comp.sys.apple2.gnoThe AppleIIgs GNO multitasking environment.
comp.sys.apple2.marketplaceBuying, selling and trading Apple II equipment.
comp.sys.apple2.programmerProgramming on the Apple II.
comp.sys.apple2.usergroupsAll about Apple II user groups.
comp.sys.armThe ARM processor architecture and support chips.
comp.sys.atari.8bitDiscussion about 8 bit Atari micros.
comp.sys.atari.advocacyAttacking and defending Atari computers.
comp.sys.atari.announceAtari related hard/software announcements. (Moderated)
comp.sys.atari.programmerProgramming on the Atari computer.
comp.sys.atari.stDiscussion about 16 bit Atari micros. discussions of Atari ST hard/software.
comp.sys.attDiscussions about AT&T microcomputers.
comp.sys.cbmDiscussion about Commodore micros.
comp.sys.concurrentThe Concurrent/Masscomp line of computers. (Moderated)
comp.sys.convexConvex computer systems hardware and software.
comp.sys.decDiscussions about DEC computer systems.
comp.sys.dec.microDEC Micros (Rainbow, Professional 350/380)
comp.sys.encoreEncore's MultiMax computers.
comp.sys.harrisHarris computer systems, especially real-time systems.
comp.sys.hp.appsDiscussion of software and apps on all HP platforms.
comp.sys.hp.hardwareDiscussion of Hewlett Packard system hardware.
comp.sys.hp.hpuxIssues pertaining to HP-UX & 9000 series computers.
comp.sys.hp.miscIssues not covered in any other comp.sys.hp.* group.
comp.sys.hp.mpeIssues pertaining to MPE & 3000 series computers.
comp.sys.hp48Hewlett-Packard's HP48 and HP28 calculators. programs which showcase programmer skill. IBM PC, PC-XT, and PC-AT. (Moderated) games on PCs. (non-rpg) games on PCs. for all PC gamers. (Moderated) simulators on PCs. clone games wanted and for sale. not covered by other PC groups. games on the PC. games on PCs. drives and interfaces for the PC., cache, memory chips, etc. & communication cards for the PC. PC hardware topics. hardware & equipment for the PC. drives & other PC storage devices. IBM PC computer & clone systems. cards & monitors for the PC. about IBM personal computers. related to IBM's RT computer. for a particular soundcard. about using soundcards with games. in general. and sound questions using soundcards. questions about pc soundcards. hardware, any vendor.
comp.sys.intelDiscussions about Intel systems and parts.
comp.sys.isisThe ISIS distributed system from Cornell.
comp.sys.laptopsLaptop (portable) computers.
comp.sys.m6809Discussion about 6809's.
comp.sys.m68kDiscussion about 68k's.
comp.sys.m68k.pcDiscussion about 68k-based PCs. (Moderated)
comp.sys.m88kDiscussion about 88k-based computers.
comp.sys.mac.advocacyThe Macintosh computer family compared to others.
comp.sys.mac.announceImportant notices for Macintosh users. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.appsDiscussions of Macintosh applications.
comp.sys.mac.commDiscussion of Macintosh communications.
comp.sys.mac.databasesDatabase systems for the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.digestApple Macintosh: info&uses, but no programs. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.gamesDiscussions of games on the Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.graphicsMacintosh graphics: paint, draw, 3D, CAD, animation.
comp.sys.mac.hardwareMacintosh hardware issues & discussions.
comp.sys.mac.hypercardThe Macintosh Hypercard: info & uses.
comp.sys.mac.miscGeneral discussions about the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.oop.macapp3Version 3 of the MacApp object oriented system.
comp.sys.mac.oop.miscObject oriented programming issues on the Mac.
comp.sys.mac.oop.tclSymantec's THINK Class Library for object programming.
comp.sys.mac.portablesDiscussion particular to laptop Macintoshes.
comp.sys.mac.programmerDiscussion by people programming the Apple Macintosh.
comp.sys.mac.programmer.codewarriorMacintosh programming using CodeWarrior.
comp.sys.mac.programmer.helpHelp with Macintosh programming.
comp.sys.mac.programmer.infoFrequently requested information. (Moderated)
comp.sys.mac.programmer.miscOther issues of Macintosh programming.
comp.sys.mac.programmer.toolsMacintosh programming tools.
comp.sys.mac.scitechUsing the Macintosh in scientific & technological work.
comp.sys.mac.systemDiscussions of Macintosh system software.
comp.sys.mac.wantedPostings of "I want XYZ for my Mac."
comp.sys.mentorMentor Graphics products & the Silicon Compiler System.
comp.sys.mipsSystems based on MIPS chips.
comp.sys.miscDiscussion about computers of all kinds.
comp.sys.ncrDiscussion about NCR computers.
comp.sys.newton.announceNewton information posts. (Moderated)
comp.sys.newton.miscMiscellaneous discussion about Newton systems.
comp.sys.newton.programmerDiscussion of Newton software development. NeXT religion. related to the NeXT computer system. (Moderated) and solutions for known NeXT bugs. the physical aspects of NeXT computers. hardware, software and jobs. discussion about the NeXT computer system. related programming issues., use and availability of NeXT programs. related to NeXT system administration.
comp.sys.novellDiscussion of Novell Netware products.
comp.sys.nsc.32kNational Semiconductor 32000 series chips.
comp.sys.palmtopsSuper-powered calculators in the palm of your hand.
comp.sys.penInteracting with computers through pen gestures.
comp.sys.powerpcGeneral PowerPC Discussion.
comp.sys.primePrime Computer products.
comp.sys.proteonProteon gateway products.
comp.sys.psionDiscussion about PSION Personal Computers & Organizers.
comp.sys.pyramidPyramid 90x computers.
comp.sys.ridgeRidge 32 computers and ROS.
comp.sys.sequentSequent systems, (Balance and Symmetry).
comp.sys.sgi.adminSystem administration on Silicon Graphics's Irises.
comp.sys.sgi.announceAnnouncements for the SGI community. (Moderated)
comp.sys.sgi.appsApplications which run on the Iris.
comp.sys.sgi.audioAudio on SGI systems.
comp.sys.sgi.bugsBugs found in the IRIX operating system.
comp.sys.sgi.graphicsGraphics packages and issues on SGI machines.
comp.sys.sgi.hardwareBase systems and peripherals for Iris computers.
comp.sys.sgi.miscGeneral discussion about Silicon Graphics's machines.
comp.sys.sinclairSinclair computers, eg. the ZX81, Spectrum and QL.
comp.sys.stratusStratus products, incl. System/88, CPS-32, VOS and FTX.
comp.sys.sun.adminSun system administration issues and questions.
comp.sys.sun.announceSun announcements and Sunergy mailings. (Moderated)
comp.sys.sun.appsSoftware applications for Sun computer systems.
comp.sys.sun.hardwareSun Microsystems hardware.
comp.sys.sun.miscMiscellaneous discussions about Sun products.
comp.sys.sun.wantedPeople looking for Sun products and support.
comp.sys.tahoeCCI 6/32, Harris HCX/7, & Sperry 7000 computers.
comp.sys.tandyDiscussion about Tandy computers: new & old.
comp.sys.tiDiscussion about Texas Instruments.
comp.sys.transputerThe Transputer computer and OCCAM language.
comp.sys.unisysSperry, Burroughs, Convergent and Unisys* systems.
comp.sys.xeroxXerox 1100 workstations and protocols.
comp.sys.zenith.z100The Zenith Z-100 (Heath H-100) family of computers.
comp.terminalsAll sorts of terminals.
comp.textText processing issues and methods.
comp.text.desktopTechnology & techniques of desktop publishing.
comp.text.frameDesktop publishing with FrameMaker.
comp.text.interleafApplications and use of Interleaf software.
comp.text.sgmlISO 8879 SGML, structured documents, markup languages.
comp.text.texDiscussion about the TeX and LaTeX systems & macros. Retrieval topics. (Moderated)
comp.unix.adminAdministering a Unix-based system.
comp.unix.advocacyArguments for and against Unix and Unix versions.
comp.unix.aixIBM's version of UNIX.
comp.unix.amigaMinix, SYSV4 and other *nix on an Amiga.
comp.unix.auxThe version of UNIX for Apple Macintosh II computers.
comp.unix.bsdDiscussion of Berkeley Software Distribution UNIX.
comp.unix.dos-under-unixMS-DOS running under UNIX by whatever means.
comp.unix.internalsDiscussions on hacking UNIX internals.
comp.unix.largeUNIX on mainframes and in large networks.
comp.unix.miscVarious topics that don't fit other groups.
comp.unix.osf.miscVarious aspects of Open Software Foundation products.
comp.unix.osf.osf1The Open Software Foundation's OSF/1.
comp.unix.pc-clone.16bitUNIX on 286 architectures.
comp.unix.pc-clone.32bitUNIX on 386 and 486 architectures.
comp.unix.programmerQ&A for people programming under Unix.
comp.unix.questionsUNIX neophytes group.
comp.unix.shellUsing and programming the Unix shell.
comp.unix.sys3System III UNIX discussions.
comp.unix.sys5.miscVersions of System V which predate Release 3.
comp.unix.sys5.r3Discussing System V Release 3.
comp.unix.sys5.r4Discussing System V Release 4.
comp.unix.ultrixDiscussions about DEC's Ultrix.
comp.unix.unixwareDiscussion about Novell's UnixWare products.
comp.unix.user-friendlyDiscussion of UNIX user-friendliness.
comp.unix.wizardsFor only true Unix wizards. (Moderated)
comp.unix.xenix.miscGeneral discussions regarding XENIX (except SCO).
comp.unix.xenix.scoXENIX versions from the Santa Cruz Operation.
comp.virusComputer viruses & security. (Moderated) Garnet user interface development environment. InterViews object-oriented windowing system. issues about windowing systems. Microsystems' NeWS window system. about the Open Look GUI. SUIT user-interface toolkit. and augmenting the UIM/X UI Builder. about the X Window System. Window System announcements. (Moderated) and using, not programming, applications for X. XFree86 window system and others. of the X toolkit. PEX extension of the X Window System.

misc.activism.progressiveInformation for Progressive activists. (Moderated)
misc.answersRepository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated)
misc.books.technicalDiscussion of books about technical topics.
misc.consumersConsumer interests, product reviews, etc.
misc.consumers.houseDiscussion about owning and maintaining a house.
misc.creativityPromoting the use of creativity in all human endeavors.
misc.educationDiscussion of the educational system. education and adult literacy practice/research. home-schooling. anything about home-schooling. English to speakers of other languages. related to medical education. for education. (Moderated) related to science education.
misc.emerg-servicesForum for paramedics & other first responders.

misc.entrepreneursDiscussion on operating a business.
misc.fitnessPhysical fitness, exercise, bodybuilding, etc.
misc.forsaleShort, tasteful postings about items for sale. of*. only about items for sale. Macintosh related computer items. expansion cards. video cards. Macintosh equipment. Macintosh systems. software. Macintosh systems. chips and modules for sale and wanted. for sale and wanted. and displays for sale and wanted. hardware for sale and wanted. miscellaneous computer stuff. other equipment. for other systems. other types of systems. PC related computer items. audio equipment. expansion cards. video cards. PC-specific equipment. motherboards. PC systems. software. PC systems. and plotters for sale and wanted., CDROM and tape drives for sale and wanted. related computer items. items for sale and wanted.
misc.handicapItems of interest for/about the handicapped. (Moderated)
misc.headlinesCurrent interest: drug testing, terrorism, etc. issues and support., complementary and holistic health care. and related disorders. of diabetes management in day to day life.
misc.immigration.canadaCanada immigration issues.
misc.immigration.miscMiscellaneous countries immigration issues.
misc.immigration.usaUSA immigration issues. of intellectual property rights.
misc.investInvestments and the handling of money.
misc.invest.canadaInvesting in Canadian financial markets.
misc.invest.fundsSharing info about bond, stock, real estate funds.
misc.invest.futuresPhysical commodity and financial futures markets.
misc.invest.real-estateProperty investments.
misc.invest.stocksForum for sharing info about stocks and options.
misc.invest.technicalAnalyzing market trends with technical methods. about contract labor. about employment, workplaces, careers. of positions available. listings only for entry-level positions. of resumes and "situation wanted" articles.
misc.kidsChildren, their behavior and activities. use of computers by children. related to kids.'s health. posts related to hierarchy. (Moderated) planning, pregnancy, childbirth. on all forms of family-oriented vacationing.
misc.legalLegalities and the ethics of law. the legal climate of the computing world. aspects of law. (Moderated)
misc.miscVarious discussions not fitting in any other group., articles, reports & information on Bosnia. (Moderated) Free Europe/Radio Liberty Daily Report. (Moderated) from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, etc. (Moderated)
misc.ruralDevoted to issues concerning rural living.
misc.survivalismDisaster and long-term survival techniques and theory.
misc.taxesTax laws and advice.
misc.testFor testing of network software. Very boring.
misc.test.moderatedTesting of posting to moderated groups. (Moderated)
misc.transport.urban-transitMetropolitan public transportation systems.
misc.wantedRequests for things that are needed (NOT software).
misc.writingDiscussion of writing in all of its forms.

news.admin.miscGeneral topics of network news administration.
news.admin.policyPolicy issues of USENET.
news.admin.technicalTechnical aspects of maintaining network news. (Moderated)
news.announce.conferencesCalls for papers and conference announcements. (Moderated)
news.announce.importantGeneral announcements of interest to all. (Moderated)
news.announce.newgroupsCalls for newgroups & announcements of same. (Moderated)
news.announce.newusersExplanatory postings for new users. (Moderated)
news.answersRepository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated)
news.configPostings of system down times and interruptions.
news.futureThe future technology of network news systems.
news.groupsDiscussions and lists of newsgroups.
news.groups.questionsWhere can I find talk about topic X?
news.groups.reviewsWhat is going on in group or mailing list named X? (Moderated)
news.listsNews-related statistics and lists. (Moderated) relating to USENET traffic flows. (Moderated)
news.miscDiscussions of USENET itself.
news.newsitesPostings of new site announcements.
news.newusers.questionsQ & A for users new to the Usenet. B-news software from Australian National Univ. about B-news-compatible software. about the "nn" news reader package. software from the Univ. of Illinois. of software used to read network news.

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