Command line usenet client?

Robert Dailey rcdailey at
Thu Jul 10 20:17:39 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Derek Broughton <news at>

> Robert Dailey wrote:
> > You just confused the crap out of me. See, I think this is too
> > complicated. With Microsoft's Remote Desktop feature, all you have to do
> > is connect to the server and bam... you can see the server's GUI
> > interface. Why can't the X window system be this simple?
> It _is_.  He just told you he has about half a dozen ways to do it.
> > Is there a
> > step-by-step guide somewhere I can read on getting this to work? Right
> now
> > I'm so confused I don't even know where to start.
> yeah, but you're also so confused that we can't figure out what you're
> asking. :-)  What does any of this have to do with using a command line
> usenet client (of which there are also at least half a dozen possibilities,
> but pine is a good one)?

I'm getting a bit off-topic, so I'm going to start a new thread. Sorry for
the confusion.

As far as the original topic is concerned, it's solved. Once I get the GUI
working I can find plenty of good Usenet clients that aren't needed from the
command line. Thanks guys.
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