Re: where is everyone or is linux stable ?

Norbert Veber (
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 01:07:23 -0500

On Sat, Jan 24, 1998 at 10:54:21PM -0500, Aaron M. Ucko wrote:
> Norbert Veber <> writes:
> > How about a private news server then? ie., it would
> > be just as hard to find as the mailing list itself, and (correct me if I'm
> > wrong) usenet is more efficient for distributing messages to this many
> > people then email. Not everyone wants to read every message posted to the
> The main benefit of Usenet is that the messages are distributed across
> a large network of servers. If all the readers of linux-kernel
> pointed their news readers at a single machine, they would hose it to
> the ground.

oh ya.. I just checked it out, and there are 1940 people subscribed at the
moment, so maybe that isn't such a great idea :)