Gateway will be dropping its newsgroup sites, which host advice on PCs and customer comments, in July, according to a posting on the corporate Web site. The company has not explained the reason for the cessation. "Thanks for visiting our Newsgroups. Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to provide the newsgroups after July, 1999. We hope to have an alternative solution as soon as possible. Thanks for your continued support and your patience!" the site said.