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Malcolm Function
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      06-14-2004
Unlike many, I've never really felt ant need to upgrade from OE when using
newsgroups. However, I'm starting to think that the advantages of inbuilt
yenc decoding and the capacity to accept and combine multiple accounts could
be handy for use with binaries.

Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And while
we're at it, recommendations for decent free binary news-servers would also
be appreciated.

Cheers.


 
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      06-14-2004
Malcolm Function wrote:

> Unlike many, I've never really felt ant need to upgrade from OE when using
> newsgroups. However, I'm starting to think that the advantages of inbuilt
> yenc decoding and the capacity to accept and combine multiple accounts could
> be handy for use with binaries.
>
> Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And while
> we're at it, recommendations for decent free binary news-servers would also
> be appreciated.
>
> Cheers.
>
>


X-News
 
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Jeroen Wijnands
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      06-14-2004
Malcolm Function wrote:

> Unlike many, I've never really felt ant need to upgrade from OE when using
> newsgroups. However, I'm starting to think that the advantages of inbuilt
> yenc decoding and the capacity to accept and combine multiple accounts could
> be handy for use with binaries.
>
> Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And while
> we're at it, recommendations for decent free binary news-servers would also
> be appreciated.
>

Amazing. The few times I've attempted to use OE as a news reader I felt
like throwing up in minutes.

Anyway, my favourites for windows:
Supergravity, good allround newsreader, usable for binary groups upto
30k headers. Good filtering capability
http://lightning.prohosting.com/~tba...ity/super.html

Grabit: Extremely newbie friendly. Nice multithreading, good user
interface. Version 1.5 should appear in a few weeks and add xpat and nzb
support. http://www.shemes.com

Xnews: User interface takes some getting used to. Very good xpat
support (searching trough headers on the servers), very poor
multithreading. http://xnews.newsguy.com/

Newsbin: http://www.newsbin.com/ very popular, a lot of people consider
it worth the purchase.


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      06-14-2004
Malcolm Function wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements?

On Windows I use PowerGrab. It doesn't do multiple servers,
but it does yenc. It's stable for a multi-threaded app that
uses multiple connections. Also there's a setting to save
your download queue info periodically if you do have a crash.

Pretty intuitive user interface also.
www.cosmicwolf.com

Get the v2.6-RC1 download. The sorting is much faster
than the previous version. I've been using it for a
few weeks and it seems very stable.

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      06-14-2004
Don't you know how to use OE as a news reader? What's the problem?
"Jeroen Wijnands" <(E-Mail Removed)4all.nl> wrote in
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> Malcolm Function wrote:
>
> > Unlike many, I've never really felt ant need to upgrade from OE when using
> > newsgroups. However, I'm starting to think that the advantages of inbuilt
> > yenc decoding and the capacity to accept and combine multiple accounts

could
> > be handy for use with binaries.
> >
> > Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And

while
> > we're at it, recommendations for decent free binary news-servers would

also
> > be appreciated.
> >

> Amazing. The few times I've attempted to use OE as a news reader I felt
> like throwing up in minutes.
>
> Anyway, my favourites for windows:
> Supergravity, good allround newsreader, usable for binary groups upto
> 30k headers. Good filtering capability
> http://lightning.prohosting.com/~tba...ity/super.html
>
> Grabit: Extremely newbie friendly. Nice multithreading, good user
> interface. Version 1.5 should appear in a few weeks and add xpat and nzb
> support. http://www.shemes.com
>
> Xnews: User interface takes some getting used to. Very good xpat
> support (searching trough headers on the servers), very poor
> multithreading. http://xnews.newsguy.com/
>
> Newsbin: http://www.newsbin.com/ very popular, a lot of people consider
> it worth the purchase.
>
>
> --
> Groeten/Regards
> Jeroen Wijnands
> jeroen at wijnands punt xs4all punt nl
>


 
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Gary G. Taylor
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      06-14-2004
Malcolm Function wrote:

> Unlike many, I've never really felt ant need to upgrade from OE when using
> newsgroups. However, I'm starting to think that the advantages of inbuilt
> yenc decoding and the capacity to accept and combine multiple accounts
> could be handy for use with binaries.
>
> Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And
> while we're at it, recommendations for decent free binary news-servers
> would also be appreciated.
>
> Cheers.
>
>

BNR2 http://www.bnr2.org
Establishes multiple connections from multiple news servers. Can retrieve
posts that are missing on one news server from another. FREE software with
no nasties. --oh yes, it does decode YENC.
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      06-14-2004
Malcolm Function wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And while


Might want to ask for recommendations in news.software.readers, too, it
being a focused group.

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      06-14-2004
Blinky the Shark wrote:
> Malcolm Function wrote:


>> Can anyone recommend a product which excels at these requirements? And while


> Might want to ask for recommendations in news.software.readers, too, it
> being a focused group.


Stupid focused groups. They offered me $20 and free refreshments to
take part. Got about two stale doughnuts, watered down coffee and dry
cheese that was obviously left over from a staff function. *Never* again.

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Jeroen Wijnands
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      06-15-2004
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> Don't you know how to use OE as a news reader? What's the problem?

Ehh.. let's see

1. it tends to topquote
2. it has never heard of proper signature handling
3. it is unable to handle big groups properly
4. I have this allergy against using terribly insecure applications.
5. the user interface sucks!


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