Charter of uk.comp.peripherals.misc

(Not Moderated)

This newsgroup exists for the discussion of computer peripherals as used in the UK. A peripheral is a computer device that is not part of the essential computer (the processor, memory, motherboard) but is situated relatively close by. Some peripherals are mounted inside the case with the main part of the computer (e.g. hard disk, network card, DVD) whereas others are outside (e.g. printer, scanner, external modem).

Examples of subjects which are on topic include discussion of how to get a specific peripheral to work (often with another one), how best to connect and configure it, where to get the latest drivers and requests for comparisons of alternative models.


Advertising is forbidden. uk.adverts.computer.* exists for your computer advertising needs.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Drivers should not be encoded and posted to the group, however a short pointer to a web site or ftp location is welcome. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used but should be as short as possible. Posts must be readable as plaintext - HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited.

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uk.comp.peripherals.misc	Computer peripherals