8 of the Best Free Linux Usenet Tools
Usenet is a worldwide distributed Internet discussion
system. It was founded in 1980 to enable users to read and
post public messages to various newsgroups. As such, it predates
instant messaging and P2P networks.
The importance of Usenet as an environment for discussion has
diminished over recent years given the increasing popularity of
internet forums and blogs. However, the newsgroup community remains
very active and vocal. It continues to be a great resource of
information, and to obtain support from like-minded individuals.
Usenet is a popular means of downloading files including Linux
Unlike web forums, Usenet does not have a central server or a
dedicated administrator. Instead, Usenet is distributed among a
conglomeration of servers that store and pass
messages to each other. There are several different types of
newsreaders. Some newsreaders are intended primarily for discussions,
others are better suited for downloading files. Newsreaders that help
users to adhere to the netiquette are evaluated by the Good Netkeeping
Seal of Approval (GNKSA). There are also tools which are dedicated for
downloading files only.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 8 high quality Usenet
tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
here for anyone who wants to join in with Usenet.
Now, let's explore the 8 Usenet tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews.
|Usenet Binary Downloaders
||Web-based binary newsgrabber with NZB support
and automated downloader
||Python based file downloader and post-processor
binary grabber for KDE
||Based on GTK2 and looks like Forte Agent
||Graphical newsreader written in Python and GTK+ toolkit
client with RSS and integrated spam filter support
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Last Updated Sunday, September 08 2013 @ 11:49 AM EDT