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4. Why is Linux Good for Filtering?

Several Usenet flame wars have taken place over the issue of whether or not Free Agent (a popular "free" Windows newsreader) is better than Linux news readers. Brian Mueller claimed that FA is better because it "uses one program to do what takes 3 under Linux." (It combines an NNTP news client, NNTP news server, and text editor.) Similar arguments could be made for mail clients like Eudora.

Under Linux, the separation of those roles allows us to insert additional functionality that Windows users are restricted from even imagining.

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