Reading RCM via Mac?


--A pal of mine was wondering what other Mac users prefer for
reading usenet. I'm on the PC side of the fence using putty and haven't a
clue what's on the Mac side.
Suggestions welcome and I'll pass 'em along to my pal
Reply to
steamer
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Google? ;-)
I've heard Unison is okay.
Reply to
Spehro Pefhany
MT-NewsWatcher
Works well, mine has been (last few months, not sure what set it off) occasionally claiming it's closed unexpectedly when I've actually closed/quit it intentionally, but other than that I've been using it for many years with no problems (and it seems to saves the read news correctly even when that happens).
Reply to
Ecnerwal
I'm not on the Mac or PC side of the fence, but I use slrn... which is available in an older binary version for Mac, or much newer if your pal chooses to compile from source.
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Steve Ackman
Looks like MT-NewsWatcher is the most popular Mac reader used to post here. Then there's Thoth and Unison that are specific to Mac... and the Mozilla family that covers just about any platform. slrn can be run on Mac OSX, as I'm sure many of the other "Unix" newsreaders can. Pan and XPN, for instance, both have been. A page about a variety of Mac newsreaders,
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Number of posts made by User Agent (broken down by version) over the last 10,000 posts to RCM:
929 User-Agent: G2/1.0 907 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5843 515 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (Windows/20090812) 394 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512 325 User-Agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-11 (Linux) 316 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 6.00/32.1186 221 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 5.00/32.1171 207 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606 204 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 5.00/32.1170 200 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 4.2/32.1118 168 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.93/32.576 English (American) 152 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 3.2/32.830 125 User-Agent: slrn/0.9.8.1pl1 (SunOS) 122 User-Agent: Xnews/5.04.25 107 X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.8 [en] (Win95; U) 98 X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.92/32.572 97 User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.2 (PPC Mac OS X) 96 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1983 84 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 75 X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.75 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U) 72 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Live Mail 14.0.8089.726 67 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (Windows/20080213) 61 User-Agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-16 (Linux) 61 User-Agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies) 60 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100216 Thunderbird/3.0.2 55 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000 53 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6000.16386 48 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (X11/20090812) 46 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.91/32.564 39 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3598 38 User-Agent: Xnews/2006.08.24 35 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091204 Thunderbird/3.0 32 X-Newsreader: News Xpress 2.01 32 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6002.18005 31 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020921 Netscape/7.0 27 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 3.3/32.846 27 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (X11/20090817) 24 X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.11/32.235 24 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.18) Gecko/20081031 SeaMonkey/1.1.13 21 User-Agent: tin/1.7.10-20050929 ("Tahay") (UNIX) (Linux/2.4.37.5 (i686)) 21 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.22) Gecko/20090605 SeaMonkey/1.1.17 20 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1409 19 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 (X11/20090107) 18 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100104 SeaMonkey/2.0.2 17 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (Macintosh/20090812) 17 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 15 X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 2.0/32.652 15 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (X11/20080213) 15 User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.2 (Intel Mac OS X) 14 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 3.1/32.783 13 X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.72 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-5.0 i586) 12 User-Agent: tin/1.8.3-20070201 ("Scotasay") (UNIX) (NetBSD/5.0.1 (i386)) 12 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100205 SeaMonkey/2.0.3 12 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100104 SeaMonkey/2.0.2 12 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax) 11 X-Newsreader: trn 4.0-test76 (Apr 2, 2001) 11 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 2.0/32.652 10 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100205 SeaMonkey/2.0.3 9 User-Agent: Pan/0.132 (Waxed in Black) 8 User-Agent: slrn/0.9.7.3 (OS/2) 8 User-Agent: aseriesoftubes 8 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1) Gecko/20090721 Shredder/3.0b3 8 User-Agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux) 7 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1437 7 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.92/32.572 7 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.5/32.451 6 X-Newsreader: WinVN 0.99.14 (x86 32bit) 6 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 6 User-Agent: nn/6.7.3 6 User-Agent: Thoth/1.8.1 (Carbon/OS X) 6 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100216 Thunderbird/3.0.2 6 User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.3b3 (PPC Mac OS X) 5 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Live Mail 14.0.8050.1202 5 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.3790.4548 5 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180 5 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 4.2/32.1117 5 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 2.0/32.640 5 User-Agent: Xnews/06.08.25 5 User-Agent: Pan/0.14.2.91 (As She Crawled Across the Table) 5 User-Agent: MyNewsGroups \:\) v 0.6 5 User-Agent: Bash Script V0.82 4 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.5/32.452 4 User-Agent: slrn/0.9.5.4 (UNIX) 4 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.18) Gecko/20081031 SeaMonkey/1.1.13 Mnenhy/0.7.6.0 4 User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.3b3 (Intel Mac OS X) 4 User-Agent: KNode/0.9.2 4 User-Agent: 40tude_Dialog/2.0.15.1 3 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1478 3 X-Newsreader: Gnus v5.7/Emacs 20.7 3 X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 3.3/32.846 3 User-Agent: MyNewsGroups :) v 0.6 3 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100227 Thunderbird/3.0.3 3 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 3 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax) 3 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.13) Gecko/20060414 3 User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.3b2 (Intel Mac OS X) 3 User-Agent: Hogwasher/4.3 2 X-Newsreader: knews 1.0c.0 2 X-Newsreader: News Rover 14.2.2 2 X-Newsreader: MesNews/1.08.03.00-gb 2 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 6.00/32.1186 trialware 2 User-Agent: slrn/0.9.6.3 (SunOS) 2 User-Agent: Unison/1.7.7 2 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20021120 Netscape/7.01 2 User-Agent: MicroPlanet-Gravity/2.60.2060 2 User-Agent: KNode/0.10.4 1 X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Live Mail 14.0.8064.206 1 X-Newsreader: JetBrains Omea Reader 1098.1 1 X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 3.2/32.830 1 User-Agent: slrn/0.9.9p1 (FreeBSD) 1 User-Agent: Xnews/2006.08.05 1 User-Agent: Turnpike/6.05-M () 1 User-Agent: Thunderbird 3.0a1pre (Windows/2008022014) 1 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.6 (Windows/20070728) 1 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.21 (X11/20090320) 1 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.21 (X11/20090318) 1 User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 (Windows/20081209) 1 User-Agent: Thoth/1.8.4 (Carbon/OS X) 1 User-Agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.) 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100104 SeaMonkey/2.0.2 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 ThunderBrowse/3.2.8.1 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.22) Gecko/20090605 SeaMonkey/1.1.17 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091204 Thunderbird/3.0 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (ax) 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080313 SeaMonkey/1.1.9 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Thunderbird/3.0.1 1 User-Agent: MicroPlanet-Gravity/2.9.14 1 User-Agent: MicroPlanet-Gravity/2.71.8 1 User-Agent: MicroPlanet-Gravity/2.70.2067 1 User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.2 (PPC Mac OS X) may be the problem. I 1 User-Agent: KNode/0.10.9 1 User-Agent: Icedove 1.5.0.14eol (X11/20080724) 1 User-Agent: Hamster-Pg/1.13 1 User-Agent: 40tude_Dialog/2.0.15.1 Hamster/2.1.0.11
Reply to
Steve Ackman
I've used MT Newswatcher for eons... even way back in the old system 9 days. It's a class act, I recommend it without reservation.
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Erik
Reply to
Erik
Well, I run Linux, but that is the base of OS-X anyway. I use thunderbird for both email and usenet groups. I find it integrates mail/news and web stuff pretty well. I've been using some form of netscape/mozilla/firefox/thunderbird for at least 12 years, I think.
Jon
Reply to
Jon Elson
Well ... I haven't done newsreading on my Mac, but if I were to do so, I would probably download this:

so I could continue using slrn as my newsreader.
I don't know whether it supports a GUI interface on the Mac, but I do know that it works nicely in a plain text screen, which is what I prefer under a newsreader.
It also lets you configure which editor to use -- and I normally use jove on my other unix systems, but if I did not have it downloaded for the Mac (I do have it) I would probably pick emacs as the editor. I know that one is supplied with the extras with Mac OS-X.
Enjoy, DoN.
Reply to
DoN. Nichols
I highly recommend MT-newswatcher. Very good newsreader, very flexible, but easy to use.
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--Joel
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joel

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