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. yu 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!
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