Usenet operates in a similar fashion to mailing lists. It consists of newsgroups that you can access using newsgroups reader software (newsgroups client software, usenet client) that is used to connect to the newserver. Almost every Internet Service Provider (ISP) have newsgroups server for its members and will provide you information how to configure the usenet client to access it.
- Usenet page for the list of newsgroups related to openSUSE and Linux as well as forums that can be accessed using NNTP protocol.
For newsgroup clients have a look at the pages in the category Category:Applications:News