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OfflineFungi_x
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    #3535057 - 12/23/04 08:52 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

How do i use usenet to get large files like say xbox games? What software do you use?


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Re: USENET [Re: Fungi_x]
    #3535066 - 12/23/04 09:08 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I use Pan under Linux and that works very well. Maybe they have a Windows version.


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Re: USENET [Re: cb9fl]
    #3535198 - 12/23/04 10:48 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Well the app looks cool... But its not working for me on my linux or windows box.


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Re: USENET [Re: Fungi_x]
    #3535691 - 12/23/04 01:51 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I like Newsbin.


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Re: USENET [Re: Edame]
    #3535848 - 12/23/04 02:36 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I just got newsbin pro :thumbup: seems to be working. I can't find any xbox games tho, only alot of pr0n :rolleyes:


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Re: USENET [Re: Fungi_x]
    #3535996 - 12/23/04 03:20 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

You have to find out whether your ISP has a decent newsfeed. They might not offer the groups that carry xbox games, they may carry the group, but the posts might be very incomplete.
Most people that are really into the newsgroups pay for a dedicated newserver, like www.newsguy.com or www.giganews.com.
All these companies do is provide usenet service, so it will be better than what most isps offer their subscribers.


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Re: USENET [Re: Fungi_x]
    #3538052 - 12/24/04 03:21 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

On a windows platform I use:

X-News (newsreader)
Quickpar (for rebuilding corrupt .rar files)
Daemon Tools (for mounting disc ISOs on your PC)
Alcohol 120% (for burning ISOs to CD/DVD)

I'd recommend a giganews account as well, you get unlimited bandwidth for $24.95 a month, which you can download at more or less the maximum speed of your connection. :smile:

For a well written guide to usenet have a look  here


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