I doubt that the OS has anything to do with the problems, and indeed Albasani has had some problems since their founder died.
I just learned of that yesterday. The person who told me about that in another usenet group thinks they now have organized volenteers to maintain things
well enough, but he says that at times connections are slow, understandable when you are supplying free bandwith to thousands of people.
The only thing I can think of that may be handled differently between opperating systems would be how ssl certs are handled, or at least where they are
I don't do my own email server, or even handle email retrieval and such locally in such a way that I can connect to the same mailboxes with more than
one email client.
That kind of thing is indeed easier on Unix and Linux than it would be on Windows, and some of that infrastructure can be used by usenet newsreader
software, but I don't think having that or not would make a difference in the problems I am having. I need to take a look at the albasani wiki to make
sure none of their proceedures have changed.
I don't think cookies or similar are involved in connetion to abasani.net
, but it does seem that once a machine manages to connect it will keep working,
while other boxes just never get that virtual toe in the door.
If something is cached or somehow handled differently when it comes to the SSL cert once a given machine connects then please someone explain the
process to me.
I could find no instructions for using anything I have with the exception of thunderbird, but that's not a hardship except if I realy wanted or needed
to be CLI only.
Thunerbird is a easy to use newsreader in my opinion,.
BTW, I do not know how this will post, i.e. on top, on the bottom or what as I am posting the reply a bit differently than I have been doing with SLRN.
Actually, this is very confusing to me.
An empty file opens up, but after being saved I do not see it in the next
screen where the msg I'm replying to is dispayed, and it was
not pasted in later and posted it seems.
The first file is shown to me next time I go to reply, even if in
another conversation thread.
Not sure what the point is, but atleast I can paste my original reply
where it needs to go, here in other words...lol