I’m totally mobile now, I can now read and post to newsgroups, especially uk.telecom.mobile on the N800 using PAN.
You’ll have to add a few repositories and use xterm to install.
First using the Application Manager add the Maemo Hackers (mistral) and Maemo Extras (bora) repositories.
Now with the required extra repositories added open xterm and run the following commands:
apt-get install hildon-libs0
apt-get install pan
Now that should be it, PAN should be in the Extras folder.
For news servers just use your ISP’s, but if like me you are with sky broadband you may need to use a free provider like news.aioe.org.