usage of USENET

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Usenet or mIRC

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Feb 7, 2007

usage of USENET by Ludvigsson at 11:36 AM (5,819 Views / 0 Likes) 69 replies

  1. Ludvigsson
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    Newcomer Ludvigsson Member

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    Not sure if this is the right place to post it but I'm curious if people tend to use usenet rather than mIRC for finding homebrew/games/patcher etc. What do you use?
     


  2. Strokemouth

    Member Strokemouth GBAtemp Regular

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    Usenet is much easier. IRC if I'm in a hurry.

    And you'll notice I did not refer to it as "mIRC" as that is the name of just one client (which I never really cared for...I've always been partial to X-Chat) and not the protocol/service itself. It's like saying, "I downloaded this file from Firefox!" instead of "I downloaded that from the web."
     
  3. Katalyst

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    Usenet ftw. I use it for just about everything. I can't even remember the last time I used IRC for downloading stuff..or hell, even a P2P/torrent program [​IMG]
     
  4. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I update the undumped list with information from IRC but never download the files from it.
     
  5. toxtrepla

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    speaking of which, for those who use usenet, do you recommend giganews? if theres a better server out there, then which is it? ive been trying to decide for a while now before i subscribe.

    thanks in advance!
     
  6. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I personally use newsdemon, I find it very fast and retention is high.
    Its $18/month for an unlimited service.
     
  7. bryehn

    Member bryehn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    love the usenet.

    I use usenetserver.com for one reason: $3 for 3 days unlimited speed/bandwidth
     
  8. adgloride

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    giganews is the best one but you pay the most for it. I use newsdemon. With a discount code I get it for £6.50 a week. A few of the groups are missing. The less popular ones, the GBA groups and most of the pron groups.

    I use usenet most of the time to download. IRC you need to queue most of the time and it only takes the file server to log out and you can't get the file you want.
     
  9. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I pay £10.25/month, thats just over £2.50/wk.

    Even the top package (20 connections) is only £12.60/month.
     
  10. outphase

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    astraweb has a pre-paid option that I use. $10 for 25GB.
     
  11. toxtrepla

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    Thanks for the information guys, its much appreciated. I'll be looking into those tonight for sure.

    The prepaid accounts are great, but with all of the completely legal isos i'll be downloading, im sure i'll burn through them relatively quick.

    I still wonder if giganews is worth the price... i guess i'll know soon enough. I'll give the free trial a go I suppose.
     
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    Usenet is great. Used IRC only a few times.
     
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    Well I use IRC because.....it never occurred to me that usenet would get the job done as well(even better from what I hear).
    It's interesting the fact that you can you can pay a small fee for a couple of days instead of having to purchase one week or the whole month, one could use it every once in a while to update most of the files and stop using it untill something else has to be done.
    I don't suppose somebody could point me out to a quick guide to usenet or could give me a little heads up on where to get started ?
    I' m going to check out that usenetserver.com later on, probably I'll find some intructions on the main site anyway, but I'll be back If I need some help, I know I can trust this community.....[​IMG]
     
  14. EarthBound

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    NewsLeecher ftw!
     
  15. Tomobobo

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    I've never understood why people pay for usenet. I mean, I guess it's cool, cause my friend uses giganews, and the retention and completion are awesome, but I use free servers and get full bandwidth and about 25 day retention around 80% completion.
     
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    I've just been to usenetserver.com, there are some links to download news readers, I was wondering if there is a specific one that you guys would recommend or are they pretty much the same ?
     
  17. Tomobobo

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    Newsleecher is the best, imo. It's not free (or is it?). Grabit is a good program for usenet noobs.
     
  18. Dailce

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    I use giganews - not the cheapest, but really fast, and high retention.

    merlins-portal (Free) and newzbin (really cheap) for searches

    My ISP in Canada give REALLY slow downloads with Torrents. Mirc is a little too complicated for me. Just really started to use usenet and it's awesome!
     
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    slyck.com [​IMG]

    nzb's are ur friends

    i love v3.newzbin.com
     
  20. Arm73

    Member Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

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    yeah I' m giving it a try right now, but what is is that I have to do to use it ?
    I mean do I pay for newsleecher(registering) and then am I free to search the news or do I register at useneservice.com in order to download anything, or (and this is my guess) do I have to pay for both ?
     

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