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is the Usenet and newsgroups the same

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Question by al
Submitted on 10/14/2003
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is the Usenet and newsgroups  the same

Answer by watson
Submitted on 10/2/2004
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The short answer is Yes it is :)

A longer version would be that it's not the same. The term Usenet is the name of the virtual "net" that binds all the newsgroups together. A newsgroup is a virtual place on the net where you can post and read comments and questions on a given subject. Usenet is sum of all the newsgroups and all the questions and comments.


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