MT Newswatcher OS X

blakespot

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Re: all i need

Originally posted by Unregistered
is slashdock =]

MT Newswatcher and other "newsreaders" are clients used to interact with the Usenet. So it's not "news" in the sense of headlines, etc. It is one of the very best resources on the Internet--and can be far more useful than the web for finding information.

Google Groups is a web-based Usenet client that has archives of basically all usenet messages going back for, what, 10 years or more? Check it out: http://www.deja.com.


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What's wrong with Newswatcher?

It was around when OS X was still in public beta. It works great and has never let me down. So, who are you kidding when you say that there weren't any news readers? Just because MT shows up a year or so later, why should we care? How about using the one that got ported sooner? It just goes to show that when you want to sell something, even if it's totally late, it's a good idea to exaggerate the situation to make sales. You know where you can put MT.
 
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hey, relax.

Relax man. MT-NW is free. It is based on Newswatcher and has lots of features that improve on the old workhorse. If MTNWX had come out sooner, I might not have bought Thoth... I can't see anyone sticking with NW over MT-NW, and I've used them both.
 

Ensign Paris

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I used to use the news feature back when I had Internet Mail & News on my Centris 610, it was fantastic but I have never looked at it since then, I am guessing this is the same kind of news!

I may have a look at this program, or just play about with M$ Entourage.
 

blakespot

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Re: What's wrong with Newswatcher?

Originally posted by Unregistered
It was around when OS X was still in public beta. It works great and has never let me down. So, who are you kidding when you say that there weren't any news readers? Just because MT shows up a year or so later, why should we care? How about using the one that got ported sooner? It just goes to show that when you want to sell something, even if it's totally late, it's a good idea to exaggerate the situation to make sales. You know where you can put MT.

MT Newswatcher is notably more functional than Newswatcher that preceeded it. It's multithreaded. It was the only reason I ever used Classic anymore (the OS 9 version of MT Newswatcher). Now I can keep Classic happily unloaded.


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blakespot

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Re: hey, relax.

Originally posted by Unregistered
Relax man. MT-NW is free. It is based on Newswatcher and has lots of features that improve on the old workhorse. If MTNWX had come out sooner, I might not have bought Thoth... I can't see anyone sticking with NW over MT-NW, and I've used them both.
Thoth is less fine than MT Newswatcher for casual newsgroup reading, but if you're looking to decode massive quantities of large, split binaries, then there is no beating Thoth. I use them both in capacities I've just described.



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While most of the reviews of MTNW have been really good (a lot of 5 stars at VersionTracker) I suspect these are from classic MTNW users who have been waiting for the OS X version since X was released. My experience, and those of quite a few others, is that MTNW crashes. A lot. For me it's unusable, crashing after opening 3 or 4 posts. Each and every time. I'm one of those who have been waiting for MTNW since I installed OS X. I guess I'll be waiting a bit longer for a stable release.
 

oldMac

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Go Ensign Paris!

I haven't used Newswatcher since I had my Quadra 610.

I might start again soon. Now I just get google-guilt when I search the usenet for technical solutions, but never give back to the community.