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I know about Unison. Are there any decent free usenet readers for Mac OS X Leopard?

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Perhaps you should edit the title to 'Free Usenet reader for Mac OSX' –  Darren Newton Aug 5 '09 at 2:11
    
done –  fretje Aug 5 '09 at 12:22
    
My solution has been to use a Windows computer. –  Peter Hoven Aug 24 '09 at 21:01
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Mozilla Thunderbird does a decent job with usenet.

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Doesn't seem to handle binaries very well. –  Peter Hoven Aug 5 '09 at 16:32
    
Can't find a UI action to "Cancel" a posting in Thunderbird version 17.0.8 –  Pro Backup Aug 22 '13 at 11:23
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You can get the standard *nix ones via Fink or MacPorts. I'm partial to slrn, but that's a console app. If you prefer a gui, there's Pan. I've used it on Linux, and it was good. I can't speak to how well it works in OS X. (The Pan webpage mentions OS X as supported, so that's a good start.)

If you are comfortable tracking down dependencies and compiling, you can also build these on a Mac without Fink or MacPorts, but the package managers make upgrades and removal a lot easier.

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Works well but seems to be a memory hog. I will have to keep trying. –  Peter Hoven Aug 5 '09 at 18:18
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If you're after binary newsreader (i.e., you just want a tool to aggregate and reassemble binary postings), you might want to take a look at ninan - since its web/java based it should be pretty platform agnostic.

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I second Pan (install via MacPorts). Thunderbird (v3.0.1) becomes painfully slow and often crashes with larger lists. Another option (though limited in the number of headers it will download) is: MT-Newswatcher http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/

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