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Magpie for Unix         Shareware/commercial    source available for $$
                                                NetNews planned
        
     contact:   Steve Manes
                (address unknown)

     demo:      unknown

        Magpie has a good reputation, but its limited availability
(binaries only for SCO COFF compatible systems) is a drawback. It
supports lots of nice features that are easy to provide via Unix, and
seems aimed at K-12 school systems that want a "real product" for use
with some standard platform.
        Installation is via special login account, and BBS users do not
have standard "/etc/passwd" accounts.  No pricing was posted for Source
code availability.

        I got a posting from Steve Manes, and he points out that the COFF
binaries are a "Shareware" version.  NetNews support (using NOV
database) is planned for version 2.4 (no ETA), but version 2.3 has
UUCP/internet mail available for BBS users.

        Recently announced was a version for AIX on the IBM RT
        platform.

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