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    i tried googling what Newsgroups are.. and it came up with Usenet..

    i dont quite understand what this is and how does it relate to torrents?

    if anyone could give me an simple explination, thanks.
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  2. Newsgroups   -   #2
    Nothing to do with torrents at all. See this guide:
    Slyck's Guide to The Newsgroups

    The only similarity is that both are a way of accessing content. You may get the same video/audio/apps on each, but then again not.

    In a nutshell
    Bittorrent is a P2P where you download/upload files to connected peers - its a distributed network

    Newsgroups are classic client-server you download (or upload new [don't need to upload parts of the file you download]) from a central NNTP server. So more akin to FTP than P2P.
    This space is reserved for future use

  3. Newsgroups   -   #3
    it doesn't relate to torrents, its an entirely different system. usenet is a bit like the internet in itself. a newsgroup service provider is needed or some isps do offer usenet access. files and messages are then uploaded and stored on usenet servers and people can then go in and download from the servers.

    does that answer your question?

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    Oh... allright, thanks for the help. i understand the concepts know.
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