Charter of uk.comp.os.ms-windows

(Not Moderated)

This newsgroup is for the discussion of all aspects of the Microsoft Windows operating system and GUI, with particular reference to technical issues affecting users of the UK versions.

Valid topics include, but are not limited to, hardware requirements, software compatibility, installation, maintenance and Internet access.

Discussion of all versions of Microsoft Windows, past, present and future, is on-topic, but discussion of versions of DOS, CP/M, OS/2, or any other underlying operating system is specifically excluded, as is discussion of the X11 system and its derivatives (commonly referred to as XWindows).


Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:
Suppliers of goods and services relevant to Microsoft Windows in the UK may post an invitation to visit their web site or request details. It should be of four lines or fewer and not posted more than once every 3 months. The subject line should begin "ADVERT: ", except for vacancy adverts, when it should begin "JOB: ".

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.

Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common newsreaders comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.

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