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Thread: bittorrent Vs. newsgroup

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    should i use bittorrent or the newsgroups? help plz

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    Both. If you can't find something on BitTorrent, use Newsgroups, and vice versa.

    You can also use them in conjunction with each other. When you download something from Newsgroups, you can seed it on a BT site. I often do this when my ratio is low, and if I download it from the torrent site, it'll get worse, so I d/l it on Newsgroups and then seed it to up my ratio.

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    what would be the best program to d/l off the newsgroups for a noob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler0630
    what would be the best program to d/l off the newsgroups for a noob?

    Make that two NoObs , I'm just trying Grabit now at the moment , but off to read a little more .

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    GrabIt is just fine. I used it when I first started out. I'm currently using Newsleecher though.

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    Doesn't success with newsgroups depend on what newsgroups you can access through your ISP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyf
    Doesn't success with newsgroups depend on what newsgroups you can access through your ISP?
    I'm also curious on the best client and this question. I've never dived into the whole newsgroup scene and have heard it's a very good resource. What's a good site on where to read up on this that includes a small howto?

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    I prefer usenet/newsgroups because I can always download with full speed (8mbit). Almost all bittorrent trackers only have new releases.

    Newsleecher is the best usenet/newsgroup download program. I don't like Grabit because it uses much more memory.
    Most IPS's have a free newsserver, but those free servers don't have all groups and have a low retention. Using a payserver will give you 38+ days retention and have all groups.(i use Eweka [Dutch only] and I pay 7,50 a month).

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    I use NewsBin Pro for newsgroups.

    The best way to see how good your ISP's usenet service is, is to install something like Newsleecher, Grabit or NBP and download the headers of some alt.binaries.* groups. You'll see which groups are carried and be able to see what sort of retention and completion they offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irascible
    Quote Originally Posted by adyf
    Doesn't success with newsgroups depend on what newsgroups you can access through your ISP?
    I'm also curious on the best client and this question. I've never dived into the whole newsgroup scene and have heard it's a very good resource. What's a good site on where to read up on this that includes a small howto?
    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showthread.php?t=69159

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