1. I am trying to subsribe to any of linux newsgroups, however,
thunderbird keeps failing to connect. it says
'Failed to connect to comp.os.linux.misc'
It happens with every group I tried (around 10)
Is this something related to my system or my ISP?
I've never used newsgroups, so I have no idea how to set it up.
2. I've searched this forum for the answer on the newsgroup clients and
what I understand is that there are two kinds of newsreaders: text and binary.
What is the difference between them?