A news reader is a client application that allows you to read and post messages to the various newsgroups that are publicly accessible through the Usenet network. Newsreaders are each very unique in their own way. They have a variety of features and interfaces that you’ll need to get accustomed to, such as some newsreaders will be text only, binaries only, and some will be both text and binary compatible so your best bet is to try several of the best and pick the newsreader that you’re most comfortable with.
Newsreaders are across the two giant operating systems of Windows and Mac. Each OS has their own newsreaders built just for them. Windows and Mac both start off with the basic newsreader because both Internet Explorer and Safari come with newsreaders that are both text and binary newsreaders. Below we have listed newsreaders and links for both platforms of Windows and Mac:
Newsreaders for Windows 95/98/NT/ME/XP/Vista/7
Newsreaders for Apple Computers
Outlook Express for Macintosh
A server is a computer or device on a network that manages network resources. But for a news server it is a device that manages the articles and newsgroups via Usenet network. A news server will contain text, binaries, or both. This is the machine that many users among the Usenet network will access to download binaries and view text. You can also upload to a news server or get involved in a specialized discussion group. A news server is one of the most major things needed in the Usenet world because with this there’d be no where for the articles to go.