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Newsgroups are electronic bulletin boards where people can post messages. Each newgroup is meant to cover different topics, and thus, each typically has a name representing its topic.

One program that you can use to read messages in newsgroups (and to post your own messages) is called Tin. It works even from a plain text terminal.

Note: The first time you start up Tin it displays some information about how to use it. You should be able to type <Return> to continue once you are done reading it. You won't see that information screen the next time you start up Tin.

You can start up Tin by typing at the prompt:

% tin

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