Usenet client refers to a 3rd party program that allows you to use the Usenet through a Usenet Provider. Basically talking about newsreaders. Newsreaders allow you to browse Usenet like how you would browse the Internet with your Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, Opera, or Safari. Newsreaders have the ability to read text and download binaries but it will vary from newsreader to newsreader. Some will just have the ability to read text and others will just download binary files.
There are many newsreaders to choose from. It basically comes down to personal preference. What you like to use and what fits your needs. Some newsreaders are rally easy and can be mastered within minutes and some my take longer than that. Most newsreaders have the ability to download binaries, then combine and decode for you which is a big plus because every thing on Usenet is encoded.
At Fast Usenet you can use just about any newsreader that is out there. Also we have a short list of recommended newsreaders that we like and hope customers do too. There is Forte Agent a community favorite, Agent is a full feeds newsreader, meaning that it is capable of both reading text and downloading binaries. Xnews is another which happens to be a full feeds newsreader. Newsbin Pro is a binary and test newsreader. Fast Usenet offers a customized version of Newsbin Pro to our members.