Many people new to usenet (or newsgroups as it's sometimes referred to as) can find it all a bit daunting at first, the idea here is to help people to understand and get to grips with the basics using simple terms and hopefully making the whole experience that bit easier for the novice.
I decided to make a few tutorials for the more common programs used; although there are many great tutorials available on the net i find that most of them confuse a real Usenet beginner by not being simple enough and most guides are just loads and loads of text my tutorials are all interactive viewlets that you can watch and pause at any time so you can follow them as you copy the procedures to your own software.
With this site i also aim to make it simple for people to find all the useful usenet related web sites, so if my tutorials aren't to your taste or you want to know what sites to use after you have mastered the basics there are many links supplied here to other peoples that cover a wide range of aspects concerning usenet.
• What is Usenet?
Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It consists of a set of "newsgroups" with names that are classified by subject. "Articles" or "messages" are "posted" to these newsgroups by people on computers with the appropriate software, these articles are then broadcast to other interconnected computer systems via a wide variety of networks. Some newsgroups are "moderated" in these newsgroups, the articles are first sent to a moderator for approval before appearing in the newsgroup. Usenet is available on a wide variety of computer systems and networks, but the bulk of modern Usenet traffic is transported over the Internet.
For a full definition of usenet click HERE