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Old 09-11-02, 12:45 AM
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Best Newsgroup Reader/Decoder for free?

anyone have any suggestions on what to DL?

for as experienced as I am with PC's I've never delved into newsgroups, and I'm a little behind in them by using the embedded Outlook reader, which BLOWS. I want to DL some binaries of old radio shows...
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Old 09-11-02, 12:54 AM
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Free agent, xnews (i think that's the name).. i say free agent because [Illegal, immoral, and contrary to forum rules suggestion removed. -X] (not wanting to mention illegal things but it is that easy)

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I would suggest Free Agent as well. Get it from I think it may be at (and don't be talking about keygens, Toxygen )
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XNews is terrific, and free.. Very quick.
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Old 09-11-02, 10:02 AM
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I use Binary News Reader(BNR)

It's freeware, so you don't have to feel like you're stealing from the little guy by using a keygen. It's user interface isn't as friendly as others out there, but I was looking for something that supported yEnc and was free, so bnr does the job.
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Old 09-11-02, 10:57 AM
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I use XNews mostly. GrabIt is a good reader if you just wish to download binaries.
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Old 09-11-02, 01:22 PM
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I also use BNR. I think it is one of the more powerful ones. It can also handle multiple servers, which is a big plus. It may not be as "pretty", but it works real well.
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Old 09-11-02, 01:51 PM
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Another vote for XNews. It's really good if all you want to do is download binaries. I find it's just ok for reading.
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Old 09-11-02, 04:53 PM
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Newsbin is the best one I have found. I have tried Xnews, Agent and one or two others, and none have provided the functionality and power of Newsbin. It has never crashed in the two years that I have used it, and there are constant revisions provided at
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