Browsing Usenet can be easily done with your Internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, and Safari (mac) or you can use third-party software called a newsreader that has its own interface that allows you to interact with the Usenet articles in many ways.
We’ll start with the Internet browser that you can use to browse Usenet. At FastUsenet.org, we have what is called Web-News gateway, in which you can log into our member’s area and view. Once logged into the server with an Internet browser, there are a few things you can do and a few things you can’t do. Through the Web-News you can read text, post text, look at images or pictures, and post pictures. The things that you can’t really do with a Internet browser is download binaries, but is a very good thing to use when getting your feet wet with Usenet and it also helps learn how to navigate through the Usenet newsgroups.
The other way to browse Usenet is with a newsreader. On our website you’ll find a list of recommended newsreaders that you can try out. Some are FREE and some have a trial periods, but basically it just comes down to what you feel comfortable with. Some newsreaders are real simple while others have a learning curve on them that may range from 15 minutes to an hour. But once you get the newsreader down, every thing is just smooth sailing. A newsreader is bar-none the best way to utilize Usenet because it allows browsing text, images, video, and applications. It also allows you to upload and share material on the desired newsgroup topics. With its own interface of being separate program it really makes things easier when dealing with Usenet and everything it has to offer.