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Part IV: Community

  1. Discussions and groups
    1. 1) What Newton newsgroups are there?
      1. a) English newsgroups
      2. b) A German-language newsgroup
      3. c) How do I search the newsgroups for specific information?
    2. 2) What mailing lists are there?
    3. 3) Where can I find Newton user groups?
    4. 4) Newton discussion forums on the Internet
  2. Sites of general interest
    1. 1) Is there a list of Newton related sites, or a ring?
    2. 2) Is there an equivalent of Version Tracker?
    3. 3) Are there e-zines and internet daily (or nearly) resources for the Newton?
  3. Miscellaneous
    1. 1) What are the April Fool Jokes (I have a problem with NewtonQuake)?
    2. 2) Where are the Newtons?

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 MessagePad 2100 Newton OS 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 maintain 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) Are there any Newton April Fools’ Day jokes?

There have been several infamous April Fools’ Day jokes among the Newton community, including:

2) Where are the Newtons?

All around the world!:


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