[nSLUG] Re: Newsreader to recommend?

Donald Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Wed May 18 21:59:31 ADT 2005


Years ago I used nn.  But is horrible for
asking if you want to subscribe to every
new newsgroup that comes along, on start up.

These days I use pine for terminal mode, 
or Thunderbird for GUI mode newsgroup reading.

I've tried tin but I used to see it get hung too often.

On 5/12/05, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
> 
> > ...not particularly nimble for reading Usenet.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> 
> I'm a Gnu Emacs fan so I would recommend using gnus within Emacs.
> 
> I also recommend using Emacs 20.x instead of 21.x.  Both come with
> gnus as part of the package.  Ver. 21 has a bunch of chrome that
> annoys me. (And xemacs annoys me too.  Xemacs isn't
> Gnu-Emacs-using-X-Windowing-system; it's a fork in development with a
> different attitude.  Gnu Emacs will run on a console, in an xterm or
> in its own X window.)
> 
> Way back when I first started with Emacs (as a theretofore -- gasp! --
> CP/M guy) I found it intimidating but I read the whole (printed)
> manual all the way through once and that helped a whole bunch.  YMMV,
> different strokes... etc. etc.
> 
> 
> - Mike
> 
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