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Posted: 12/5/2007 8:28:07 AM EDT
Well I finally decided to figure out what the hell newsgroups are all about.

From what I could find GrabIt was one of the easier newsreaders to use so that's what I'm set up on for now.

I'm currently dl'ing @ 700 kb/s, compared to a torrent of a similiar file @ 20 kbps. I can definitely get used to this!

Now for the newfag qustions:

1) What's the best way to search for binaries?

  • GrabIt lets me search USENET 5 times a day for free (free is key), which should be more than ample. One thing I'm worried about is lack of feedback. How do I know if a file is good?

  • Browse headers? This seems rather inefficient for most things, unless someone can hook me up with good newsgroups for game iso's, music, pc apps, etc.

  • Are NZB search sites more effective? Mininova's usenet search seemed pretty lame compared to their torrent search, which I consider the best format. What's a good one?

2) Should I replace GrabIt?

  • From what I've read GrabIt has no multiserver support, is that reason enough to ditch it?

  • For what? I want to stick with free for now.

  • I can get around in mIRC so I'm not computer illiterate but simpler is definitely better.

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:29:29 AM EDT
I've been pretty happy with Grabit but insight cable seems to have a 3-gig per month limit on usenet. Check your ISP before getting all excited about how much you're going to DL.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:37:45 AM EDT
I'm on comcast, which apparently has a 2gb/month limit. Crappy.
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