Re: Finding information in this newgroup

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by bxle, May 9, 2005.

  1. bxle

    bxle Guest

    Good points, Frank.
    Encouraging folks to help themselves using whatever mechanism works for them
    is good for everyone (almost, anyway...)


    "Frank Boyne" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > "Andre Da Costa" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have to be honest, the search function in OE ain't all that its almost
    >>like a rubix cube.

    >
    > How good the OE search is depends heavily on how you've configured OE. In
    > Tools | Options | Maintenance if you set the options to delete read news
    > messages too soon then your search will have limited usefulness 'cause
    > there's not very much to search. Likewise, if you configure "Headers
    > only" synchronisation then you can't search the bodies of as-yet unread
    > messages.
    >
    > On the other hand, keep everything forever and you'll need terabytes of
    > storage :to hold it all -(
    >
    > Typically Google is a much better search tool for newsgroups, they do have
    > terabytes of storage. However so far but they only have a handful of the
    > posts from this newsgroup. Still, Google search should only get better
    > http://groups-beta.google.com/advanced_search?q=group:microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    >
    > Another option is Microsoft's web interface to newsgroups. I don't like
    > using it to read news but it is useful as a search tool when Google
    > doesn't work
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...spx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    >
     
    bxle, May 9, 2005
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