neurontin depression

Posts Tagged newsreader

Newshosting’s Newsreader is Better Than Ever

Newshosting’s Newsreader is Better Than Ever – v1.5.0 Release

Newshosting, the recognized leader in global Usenet newsgroup access, today announced the release of its newest browser version, v1.5.0. The most important feature of this upgrade is the new dynamic PAR2 download. Only as many PAR2 files as required are downloaded and to facilitate this, PAR2 checking is performed in the background while downloading. This saves the user time, bandwidth and processing power. This substantial new feature provides Newshosting subscribers with a faster and more efficient Usenet experience than ever before.

Two additional features that have been added to v1.5.0 are: improved speed for article decoding on multi-core systems and users will now receive a message when the connection retries fail, including the number of seconds until the next connection attempt. Other key upgrades include: the bundled UnRAR library was upgraded to v5, multi-monitor systems have enhanced support for extra detailed status, improved handling of NNTP connection failures and sorting by file name is functional in the NZB dialog.

The v1.5.0 update will take place over the next 4-5 days, however it is available for immediate download by logging into the Newshosting control panel. Upon login click “Download the Newshosting Newsgroup Reader,” choose your operating system version then select the download button.

This announcement also comes just after Newshosting hit a major retention milestone of 5 years of NTTP retention.  Newsgroup retention is the length of time that a newsgroup post is available to subscribers.  5 years of retention means that Newshosting subscribers can access posts that were added to Usenet newsgroups up to 5 years ago, with 99% completion.

About Newshosting:

Newshosting is the world’s premier provider of Usenet newsgroup access.  As the industry-leader in service reliability, speed and retention, Newshosting is committed to providing world-class Usenet access to over 100,000 discussion groups from its servers across the world.

For more information about Newshosting and its Usenet service offerings, please visit or contact

Tags: , , , , , ,

What is Usenet?

What Usenet is All About

Usenet is a worldwide network of online messages (called articles) that are organized into over 100,000 topic-specific groups (called newsgroups). These newsgroups, accessible through Usenet newsgroup providers like EasynewsNewshosting and UsenetServer, cover nearly every topic of interest imaginable. Users can subscribe to any and all newsgroups and read/post articles to them with other users worldwide. Once a post is made by a user, it is distributed to all other servers on the network for others to view.

There are two basic types of newsgroups: text newsgroups and binary newsgroups. Text newsgroups are discussion based and consist of text-only articles. Binary newsgroups are used to share larger binary posts like picture, audio and video files. The amount of time a post is available on a text or binary newsgroup is called retention. At some point, an article will expire to make room for newer posts. Most premium providers like Newshosting and UsenetServer support over 600 days of binary content and even more for text content.

Both the amount of information available on Usenet as well as the number of users continues to grow at a staggering rate since its inception in 1979. Today, millions of users around the globe access Usenet which now has a total daily volume of new information exceeding 5 TB.

To get started with Usenet, you will need two things:

  1. A subscription to a Usenet newsgroup provider. This provides you access to the servers on which the newsgroups and their articles are hosted. You’ll want to go with a premium provider like EasynewsNewshosting and UsenetServer to ensure that you get fast and secure download speeds as well as high retention rates.
  2. A newsreader client. This acts as a user-interface between you and the Usenet servers. There are several options here, both free and subscription-based. We recommend Grabit and SABNZBD, both free. Newsbin Pro is another great newsreader that is available for a low, one-time fee.

*If you subscribe to Easynews you don’t need a newsreader. With Easynews, you can search, preview and download from anywhere you have Internet access.

Tags: , , , , , ,