Xnews 2006.08.24 Test for Windows

by Luu Tran

Avg. Rating 4.2 (84 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 13,404
Publisher Luu Tran
Homepage Xnews

Publisher's Description

Xnews is a news reader that is 100% GNKSA 2.0 (Good Net Keeping Seal of Approval) compliant. It comes with many useful features, including Plonk file, quick and advanced filtering options, support for multiple servers, remappable keyboard and more. Subscribed newsgroups can be organized in folders for easy navigation. It also offers header caching, permanent archival of messages and support for binary attachments.

Latest Reviews

mharvey

mharvey reviewed v2006.08.24 Test on Feb 5, 2007

Still my favorite news reader. I like it because it is simple to use light weight when it comes to installation.

IMKey

IMKey reviewed v2006.06.28 Test on Sep 29, 2006

the best interface...
very good news reader!

zridling

zridling reviewed v2006.06.28 Test on Jul 10, 2006

NewsLeecher's latest (3.7) version seems to have finally passed Xnews in overall usability and a solidified feature set, despite Xnews being one of the easiest and fastest newsreaders ever developed. Being able to turn off text comments are well worth it, for instance. Still, an excellent option.

carlosthefang

carlosthefang reviewed v2005.10.18 Test on Jan 18, 2006

A superb reader that I have used for four years. There's dedication. I have tried many others, but only Xnews delivers so much that I want.

The GUI is to my liking, which helps. We all have different tastes and Xnews suits mine.

I have one key gripe (but Xnews is so good it still gets the 5, just). The use of archives rather than folders to store downloaded segments - it's risky. I have yet to fully evaluate v6.02.16b and will specifically test handling of >2Gig archives. v5.04.25 looses segments if the 2Gig boundary is exceeded in win98se, win2k and winXP. If this has been fixed, Xnews becomes still more formidable - and I will post accordingly. Currently, I get round the problem by running multiple queues and archives.

Two suggestions: 1. Consider alternative segment storage. 2. How about scheduling of downloads - the icing on the cake?

zridling

zridling reviewed v2005.10.18 Test on Oct 19, 2005

roj, please don't tell me you're against customizable keyboard shortcuts! I think the key is that once you get accustomed to using any newsreader, you tend to stick with it. Luu Tran is back to developing Xnews and it's fun to see. I'd be interested in knowing what others' favorite newsreaders are. I think my second choice would be a tossup between NewsBin Pro and NewsLeecher.

czekar

czekar reviewed v2005.10.18 Test on Oct 19, 2005

Not bad, but not any better or worse than GrabIT. When will someone make a Newsreader that supports a proxy?

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 18, 2005

I'm not trolling, Zaine, really... I've installed at least two different versions of Xnews on as many occasions. I genuinely hate it!

mackley

mackley reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 7, 2005

I used Xnews since I've found Dialog !
http://fileforum.betanew...ude_Dialog/1048716593/1

Maybe when the Xnews final "2005 version" come out, I'll give a new try.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 7, 2005

IF YOU READ THE MANUAL, you'll find the Xnews does more than any other major newsreader. Lots to love here, and the UI is built around keyboard shortcut customization and workflow efficiency. And for the freeware nuts, you can't carp about its price.

damndj

damndj reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 6, 2005

After a couple of years of no updates, it's nice to see this excellent newsreader being updated again. One of the best for Windows!

Avg. Rating 4.2 (84 votes)
Your Rating
mharvey

mharvey reviewed v2006.08.24 Test on Feb 5, 2007

Still my favorite news reader. I like it because it is simple to use light weight when it comes to installation.

IMKey

IMKey reviewed v2006.06.28 Test on Sep 29, 2006

the best interface...
very good news reader!

zridling

zridling reviewed v2006.06.28 Test on Jul 10, 2006

NewsLeecher's latest (3.7) version seems to have finally passed Xnews in overall usability and a solidified feature set, despite Xnews being one of the easiest and fastest newsreaders ever developed. Being able to turn off text comments are well worth it, for instance. Still, an excellent option.

carlosthefang

carlosthefang reviewed v2005.10.18 Test on Jan 18, 2006

A superb reader that I have used for four years. There's dedication. I have tried many others, but only Xnews delivers so much that I want.

The GUI is to my liking, which helps. We all have different tastes and Xnews suits mine.

I have one key gripe (but Xnews is so good it still gets the 5, just). The use of archives rather than folders to store downloaded segments - it's risky. I have yet to fully evaluate v6.02.16b and will specifically test handling of >2Gig archives. v5.04.25 looses segments if the 2Gig boundary is exceeded in win98se, win2k and winXP. If this has been fixed, Xnews becomes still more formidable - and I will post accordingly. Currently, I get round the problem by running multiple queues and archives.

Two suggestions: 1. Consider alternative segment storage. 2. How about scheduling of downloads - the icing on the cake?

zridling

zridling reviewed v2005.10.18 Test on Oct 19, 2005

roj, please don't tell me you're against customizable keyboard shortcuts! I think the key is that once you get accustomed to using any newsreader, you tend to stick with it. Luu Tran is back to developing Xnews and it's fun to see. I'd be interested in knowing what others' favorite newsreaders are. I think my second choice would be a tossup between NewsBin Pro and NewsLeecher.

czekar

czekar reviewed v2005.10.18 Test on Oct 19, 2005

Not bad, but not any better or worse than GrabIT. When will someone make a Newsreader that supports a proxy?

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 18, 2005

I'm not trolling, Zaine, really... I've installed at least two different versions of Xnews on as many occasions. I genuinely hate it!

mackley

mackley reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 7, 2005

I used Xnews since I've found Dialog !
http://fileforum.betanew...ude_Dialog/1048716593/1

Maybe when the Xnews final "2005 version" come out, I'll give a new try.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 7, 2005

IF YOU READ THE MANUAL, you'll find the Xnews does more than any other major newsreader. Lots to love here, and the UI is built around keyboard shortcut customization and workflow efficiency. And for the freeware nuts, you can't carp about its price.

damndj

damndj reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 6, 2005

After a couple of years of no updates, it's nice to see this excellent newsreader being updated again. One of the best for Windows!

dhry

dhry reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 6, 2005

Not a great interface at all - will take a lot of getting used to. Super Gravity is still the king of newsreaders as far as I'm concerned, and it's scot free too.

Zulithe

Zulithe reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 6, 2005

The GUI might not look impressive but you are sure to be satisfied. Powerful, robust and 100% free.

heybirder

heybirder reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 6, 2005

I've used this reader for years and love it. Not as flashy as some but it's solid and I love the little blue cubes.

reets

reets reviewed v2005.10.03 Test Beta on Oct 6, 2005

Hands down the BEST newsreader system out there!

zridling

zridling reviewed v??.01.30 Test on Sep 23, 2005

THE best, bar none. It's simple, it works, has customizable keyboard shortcuts, is unlimited, and for all the shareware haters, is free. And if you say XNews' interface is complicated or bad, you're just trolling, and likely have never even installed it.

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