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Part IV: Community
- Discussions and groups
- What Newton newsgroups are there?
- English newsgroups
- A German-language newsgroup
- How do I search the newsgroups for specific information?
- What mailing lists are there?
- Where can I find Newton user groups?
- Newton discussion forums on the internet
- Sites of general interest
- Is there a list of Newton related sites, or a ring?
- Is there an equivalent of Version Tracker?
- Are there e-zines and internet daily (or nearly) resources for the Newton?
- Are there any Newton April Fools’ Day jokes?
- Where are the Newtons?
A) Discussion and newsgroups
1) What Newton newsgroups are there?
a) International Newsgroups
The comp.sys.newton.* hierarchy:
- comp.sys.newton.announce for new hardware and software announcements (moderated)
- comp.sys.newton.programmer for programming related questions
- comp.sys.newton.misc for anything else, and just that!
b) A German-language newsgroup
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 for this list include This Old Newt, Info-Newt, and James Elliott’s Newton User Group Directory.
Paul Filmer maintains a list of the active Newton user groups meetings on his dedicated MessagePad 2100 Newton OS server http://184.108.40.206/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://220.127.116.11/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 updated 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?
- There is This Old Newt maintained by Rich Lindsay (monthly).
- You can also go to Newton Lifestyle, Das Online-Magazin von und für Newton Freaks: http://www.newton-lifestyle.de/
- And PDA-Lifestyle: Providing general information, discussion, configuration tutorials, software tests and bug workarounds for the Newton MessagePad since 1997. In German. http://pda-lifestyle.de/beitraege/newton/
- Daniel Padilla’s Newton Dose provided news, software releases, and development information as they happened from 2002–2004.
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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