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bulletin board system

A now-dated term for a PC-based meeting and announcement system which allows users to carry on discussions, upload and download files, and make announcements without the users being online at the same time.
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That computer became known as a bulletin board system, or BBS.
Dial-out modem pooling: Now, LAN-based PC users can dial out through a WanderLink server - using the same modems as dial-in users - to access the Internet, bulletin board systems, and other online services.
McAfee helped pioneer online electronic commerce when it began distributing its first anti-virus software package, VirusScan, on bulletin board systems in 1989.
line of bulletin board systems (BBS) software, the QmodemPro line of telecommunications software and the Off-Line Xpress series of electronic mail (e-mail) management software.
Telnet is an Internet protocol used for connecting machines and to remotely log on to other computers on the Internet such as UNIX shell accounts, MUDs or Bulletin Board Systems.
QmodemPro enables computer users to transfer data and files to other Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs), corporate mainframes and PCs.
The Electronic Yellow Pages(TM) is available through its online services, KIOSK systems, disks and downloadable files through local bulletin board systems.
Packard Bell answers almost 100,000 customer inquiries per week via telephone, fax and Bulletin Board Systems.
Be aware of the various connectivity options, and determine which you want for your association's bulletin board system.
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