best usenet reader for picture groups in X?

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  1. motulist macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    Hi, I just swithed to os x and am looking for the best news groups reader so I can download from the picture groups. My favorite by far in os 9 was hogwasher because I could just set it up to download pictures and walk away and then later just use the built in picture viewer. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Re: best usenet reader for picture groups in X?

    You may want to check out Halime. However, you can do your own research. There is a link to Halime here.
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...I have generally found Halime to be a bit finicky with yenc encoded stuff although I do prefer it otherwise...an alternative is always MT Newswatcher which seems to handle just about anything if you set it properly....oh yeah!
     
  4. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Thoth is very good with binary groups, the multi-thread queue window is particularly useful, as you can set downloads from a number of groups and then let it get on with it.

    Handles yenc fine as well, and will view in-line if neccesary.

    I use Graphic Converter to view files generally.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Thoth is a shareware incarnation of YA-NewsWatcher, which was a variation of the freeware NewsWatcher usenet application. YA-NewsWatcher was my favorite reader on MacOS 8, but I am not willing to pay for Thoth.
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    Yes, I used MT-newswatcher under 9, and very good it was too. OSX put paid to it, and there is no yenc support anyway. I rather suspect the kind of groups we're talking about here use yenc quite a lot now.

    I have no problem supporting good shareware, I've used GraphicConverter for years, and Thoth is stable and quick, and does what it's supposed to do.

    Sure there are plenty of others, and motulist wanted suggestions.
     
  7. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    thoth may be based on the code... but for binaries, it is far superior.

    Thoth is prob the best way to go for binaries.

    If you are interested in pictures specifically, there's always http://www.diiva.com/

    arn
     

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