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PART IV: The Newton Community on the Internet


A) Discussion and newsgroups

1) What Newton newsgroups are there?

a) International Newsgroups

The comp.sys.newton.* hierarchy:

b) A German-language newsgroup

de.comp.sys.handhelds.newton

c) How do I search newsgroups for specific information?

We suggest a google groups advanced search: http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search

2) What mailing lists are there?

There are several general mailing lists available:

3) Where can I find Newton user groups?

[Sources: TON at: http://www.thisoldnewt.net/link/links.pl, Former Info-Newt's NUGs page, James Elliott's page at: http://www.newted.org/users/jelliott/nugs.html]

Paul Filmer maintains a list of the active Newton user groups meetings on his Dedicated MP2100 NewtonOS Server http://128.150.4.33/html/Active%20Newton%20User%20Group%20Meetings (if the link doesn't work, try to see if Paul's Newton is online by visiting Matt's NPDS Tracker where Paul usually registers his Newton. http://130.126.50.66/tracker.cgi)

4) Newton discussion forums on the Internet

There are several forums:


B) Sites of general interest

1) Is there a list of Newton related sites, or a ring?

Yes, there is the Apple Newton Webring: http://www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=newtonring&list

Some sites also maintains a list of links such as:

2) Is there a Newton equivalent of Version Tracker?

There used to be Newton Versions by the Danish Newton User Group. Unfortunately, the database is no longer on their website and it hasn't been udpated for months. Christian Fiutak has a copy of the old database on his website: http://www.fiutak.de/info-newt/search.html

See also Part V for where to find Newton software

3) Are there e-zines and daily (or regular) internet resources for the Newton?


C) Miscellaneous

1) What are the April Fool Jokes (I have a problem with NewtonQuake)?

There was several famous April Fool Jokes among the Newton community. These includes:


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