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OT: Xnews

Post by Shell » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 01:34:24



I promised, years ago, that when I returned to civilation and the
delights of broadband, I would give Xnews a try.  Well, I have, and
I have.  It took a a little bit of adjusting to get used to the
interface, because each froup has its own window.  However, I've
decided I quite like that particular feature.  

It's much faster than Pine (either the PC version or the version
that my former ISP had installed on their server).  Though I dearly
love Pine, the amount of time it took to purge a busy group was
mind-boggling.  That's not a problem with Xnews.  The killfile is
*most* excellent--far simpler, flexible, and effective than
Agent's, in my opinion, and orders of magnitude better than
Thunderbird's.  Pine's filtering is pretty flexible, but it's not
as user-friendly.  There is very little set-up involved to get
Xnews running.  I think it's even easier to set up than OE, for
what it's worth.

Alas, Xnews has all sorts of bells and whistles I'll probably never
use, except the one I really *do* need.  I guess I'll just have to
hide my head in shame when everyone sees how bad my spelling really
is.  y[]u hA\/3 b33|\| \/\/Ar|\|3d.

The only actual kink I've run into was getting KookieJar to play
nicely with Xnews.  I think that took me about 15 minutes of
fiddling to sort out, and in the end, it was something I'd screwed
up and nothing to do with Xnews.

So, two enthusiastic thumbs up for Xnews!

--
Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

You must have chaos in your heart to give birth to a dancing star.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
 
 

OT: Xnews

Post by Rock » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 04:43:18



Quote:
> I guess I'll just have to
> hide my head in shame when everyone sees how bad my
> spelling really is.

http://www.tinyspell.m6.net/

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

OT: Xnews

Post by Shell » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 04:52:37




Quote:
> http://www.tinyspell.m6.net/

Thank you!

--
Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

What I tell you three times is true.
-- Lewis Carroll

 
 
 

OT: Xnews

Post by Rock » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 11:17:51



Quote:
>> http://www.tinyspell.m6.net/

> Thank you!

You're welcome.  I like it because I don't offen need a spell
checker, and I hate how most embedded spell checkers highlight
Canadianisms and acronyms &c.  Turn the audible warnings off.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.