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Tutorial: Downloading with iGrabNews (Apple Mac OS)

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Remark: iGrabnews does not seem to be under active development anymore. A good alternative newsreader is Unison (not for free) or SABnzbd (free).

Download iGrabNews (alternative download location)

Welcome to this howto about iGrabNews. iGrabNews is a newsreader for the Apple Mac OS X platform. This program is characterized by its simple interface combined with quite a number of features you need as a Usenet user. Before we start this tutorial, first a list of the most important advantages and disadvantages of the program.

Advantages:

  • The program is freeware.
  • Very simple interface.
  • Multiple server support.
  • The program is a Universal Binary so it's suited for PPC as well as Intel-based systems.

Disadvantages:

  • No built-in supersearch.
  • No option to limit the maximum download speed.

The topics that I will discuss in this tutorial:

  1. Installation and configuration.
  2. Downloading with NZB files.
  3. Downloading by updating headers.

To the next chapter: Installation and configuration

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