[nSLUG] Re: Newsreader to recommend?

bob ashley ashley at chebucto.ca
Thu May 19 00:14:47 ADT 2005


On Wed, 2005-18-05 at 21:59 -0300, Donald Teed wrote:
> 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.

I've now got gnus, the one Michael mentions as packaged with Emacs.
Maybe learning that will give me some text editing lessons. I also got
pan, and it's really breezy so far, lots of features. For searching,
though, I think Google Groups is the most useful tool I've used. 

Bob Ashley

> 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
> > 
> > --
> > Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~.
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> > mspencer at tallships.ca                                     /( )\
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