There is a newsgroup for this course, which provides a open forum in
which anyone can post messages of interest to the CMSC 201 community. You
should learn how to read news and subscribe to the newsgroup
While you are at it, subscribe to the umbc.csee
newsgroup which carries announcements of the CSEE Department, information
about the department, and computer and information technology in general.
When you subscribe to these groups, spend some time looking through the
titles of other newsgroups. I'm sure there are other groups that you may
There are serveral newsreaders available on gl. The most commonly used are:
rn, trn, xrn, pine and Netscape. Since rn, trn, and xrn were designed
specifically to read news, you will find that they are more powerful than
either pine or Netscape for reading and posting. xrn is the xwindows version
of rn and it is only available on workstations that run xwindows (the SGIs).
Investigate some of these newsreaders so that you can choose the newsreader
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