Here is brief overview of some of the best (Linux) Usenet client contenders. Commonly know as an Usenet newsreader, it allows you to download binary files from newsgroups. Most work under Windows and Mac OS X as well. All these usenet client contenders have support for SSL encryption and NZB files for maximum security and ease of use.

Usenet Client

Description

Works on

Newshosting Usenet Browsernewshosting

Newshosting's client has a complete and unique feature set. It's file preview makes things easy and helps you instantly see what the download is about before it even starts. With it's clean interface the integrated search helps you find files quickly thanks to the advanced filter. It features automatic repair and decompression. In case you don't use a premium Usenet provider or just need a better one, Newshosting is your best bet. For a limited time they offer unlimited speed and download quota with 60% reduction on the regular ($16/month) price.

Linux
Windows
Mac OS X

LottaNZBlottanzb

Clean and simple front-end GUI for Sabnzbd. If you want more control just use the web-interface. Please note that it's not compatible with the latest version of Sabnzbd.

Linux

Binreaderbinreader Usenet newsreader

Efficient and lightweight, comparable to LottaNZB. Simple and easy to use.

Linux
Windows
Mac OS X

NNTPGrabnntpgrab Usenet newsreader

Offers a bit more from the GUI over LottaNZB but falls short on the way it handles Usenet downloads which makes it not so efficient.

Linux
Windows
Mac OS X

Newsflash PlusUsenet client

Similar to Newshosting but without file preview functionality. If search is important to you, this is your second best choice.

Linux
Windows


Please let us know what you think about these Usenet clients. If you know another great Usenet client which can contend, please share. Happy leeching!

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