VMware silently shut down its newsgroups

After a long agony VMware shut down its newsgroups, the historical place where the virtualization community was born and grew.

Since a couple of week the company public news server news.vmware.com stopped answering and serving 23 newsgroups about Workstation, GSX and ESX Server.

Number of posts, NNTP communications limitations and articulated community needs definitively buried the first ever free support place for virtualization (the place where I learned so much and helped as much as possible).

No public announcement has been made.