unison is it worth it

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  1. frenchie0101 macrumors 6502

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    is it worth using unison.. i am currently using usenext which i used on windows, unfortunately using the mac version it just seems to stop downloading all the time and i have to restart the software which is getting annoying..
    Unison is $9.95 a month for 20 gig which seems a bit too much and 20 gig will just go in a flash but do i get any choice ??
     
  2. raison macrumors member

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    Are you talking about the application or a usenet server? AFAIK Unison is a mac application, you don't have to pay monthly. As a recommendation for a usenet server, I use astraweb. They have reasonable price plans.
     
  3. frenchie0101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i noticed the unison server but also notice you have to pay for the unison sw
     
  4. raison macrumors member

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    You're right, I just noticed that have a usenet server as well. I'd go for astraweb though . $15 for unlimited DSL or you can pay per GB blocks if you don't use it a lot. I pay for the blocks and I've had it for months, they don't expire.

    Good luck
     
  5. frenchie0101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool il give it a go then cheers for your help
     
  6. ooninay macrumors member

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    I use Unison with AstraWeb and they play fine together. I've also used GigaNews, which is another really good "premium" news server, but more expensive than AstraWeb (at least for my usage patterns).
     
  7. Middling macrumors regular

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    Use this link to get the Astraweb Unlimited DSL package for $11/month (usually $15/month).

    Don't waste money on the Unison application. SABnzbd+ is free and superior in every way for anyone using NZBs for download.
     
  8. frenchie0101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool nice on for that, what nzb sites do you use?
     
  9. Middling macrumors regular

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    I find Newsbin to be pretty much all i need.
     
  10. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    Unison is definitely worth it but as of lately it just keeps crashing way too often.
     
  11. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    I'm seriously considering buying this after 2.0's big release. It's at 2.0.5 now.
     
  12. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I finally broke down and bought Unison...I think it's the best overall usenet reader/downloader out there, but it is pricey.
     
  13. detz macrumors 65816

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    I use Sab to download and I used to use newzbin but now it's gone. What do others use?
     
  14. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    Unison.
     
  15. ooninay macrumors member

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    I use Unison 1.8. Nothing in my experience in either Windows or OS X compares with the ease of use of Unison for downloading multipart files, and that's all I use it for. I bought Unison 2 but it crashed a lot and overall it seems slower despite its performance improvement claims. I'll try it again after an update or two.
     
  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I have bought Unison 2 too.
    I'm using 2.0.5 now, and it seems stable enough!
     

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