Newsreader recommendation for binaries

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Malcolm Function, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. 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.
     
    Malcolm Function, Jun 14, 2004
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  2. 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
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Jun 14, 2004
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  3. 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/~tbates/gravity/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
     
    Jeroen Wijnands, Jun 14, 2004
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  4. Malcolm Function

    KungFusion Guest

    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.

    --
    "Watch this space."
     
    KungFusion, Jun 14, 2004
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  5. Malcolm Function

    Unknown Guest

    Don't you know how to use OE as a news reader? What's the problem?
    "Jeroen Wijnands" <4all.nl> wrote in
    message news:40cd7f66$0$35145$4all.nl...
    > 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/~tbates/gravity/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
    >
     
    Unknown, Jun 14, 2004
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  6. 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. :)
    --
    Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
    gary at donavan dot org / http:// geetee dot donavan dot org
    "The two most abundant things in the universe
    are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison
     
    Gary G. Taylor, Jun 14, 2004
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  7. 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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    Blinky the Shark, Jun 14, 2004
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  8. Malcolm Function

    DC Guest

    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.

    --
    DC Linux RU #1000111011000111001

    Free your mind, and your OS will follow...
     
    DC, Jun 14, 2004
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  9. Unknown wrote:

    > 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!


    --
    Groeten/Regards
    Jeroen Wijnands
    jeroen at wijnands punt xs4all punt nl
     
    Jeroen Wijnands, Jun 15, 2004
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