Brief History Of Usenet Newsreaders
In 1980’s, the World was blessed with an exciting new means to communicate. This is when Usenet was created by two young and smart Duke Graduates named Jim Ellis and Tom Truscott. This new means of communicating server to server using the NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) was designed for people within Duke University to have an open discussion forum, share files, and talk about current news. Think of Usenet as an early form of the Internet.
Since this was roughly A decade before the Internet was born, it’s amazing to realize just how advanced our computer technology really was back then. With the formation of new newsgroups sprouting up everywhere, there needed to be a means to read these news feeds.
Hence, the Usenet newsreader was created. Newsreaders allow people a means to download these NNTP feeds onto their computers and easily read and access the information contained within the newsgroups. Newsreader programs are used to connect to the global Usenet feed which allows people to post and download new content, such as articles and files that are posted by millions of people everyday.
Newsreaders On Different Operating Systems
Usenet newsreaders have been build for all operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. There are newsreaders built specifically for downloading and uploading binary files (audio, video, images) and newsreaders built strictly for reading and posting into text only newsgroups. Modern newsreaders such as GrabIt (provided with our service) can do both.
How To Use A Newsreader
At Fast Usenet we understand that not everyone is familiar Usenet service. All the terms such as NNTP, newsreaders, newsgroups, etc. That is why we have created step by step tutorials to help familiarize you with popular newsreaders such as SABnzbd, Newsbin Pro, Newsleecher, and GrabIt.
We offer a 14 day free trial. Sign up for our free trial and see if Usenet is right for you. If you haven’t used it before our tutorials will help you get setup quickly. We have customer service agents standing by 24 x 7 that will answer all of your questions. So give us a try and discover the amazing World that is Usenet.