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Old 03-02-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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Talking NOOB NeedS Expert Advise on What Newsgroup Program to use!


Hello seasoned veterans, in looking at the User Choice Awards this year i didn't see a listing for the most popular Newsgroup program for reading / downloading images, etc from the wonderful and vast world of newsgroups. While most people are aware of certain programs such as Firefox for browsing, Gaim for IM etc. I simply cannot seem to find a popular answer. Any feedback is grealty appreciated.

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Old 03-02-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
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I'm surprised that nobody responded to this.

The vast majority of hardcore geeks still probably use trn. It's pretty darned feature-rich.

That said, Mozilla is probably the best GUI-based newsreader that most folk already have on their system.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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i think pan is the best. it says it's for gnome, but i think it runs without it as long as you have gtk2.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for your quick response. trn eh? sounds interesting. I shall give it a look right now!
 
Old 03-02-2005, 08:46 PM   #5
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trn is command line. i don't think that's going to be very useful to you if your main purpose is to read and d/l images. as i said, you want pan, or use the reader in mozilla, thunderbird, etc.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:22 AM   #6
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Pan blows the Mozilla newsreader out of the water. Also works fine with KDE, so long as all needed libraries are installed.
 
  


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