Google 'Groups' works just fine for me, has for years. I have Verizon
DSL, running an iMac with Snow Leopard OS and access Google via
browser Safari, or Firefox. M$ 'Bing' browser is kind of neat, but I
haven't tried it for newsgroup access yet. All the moaning and
groaning about newsgroup access in this NG seems to me just some facet
of Microsoft misery or maybe just bad information.
Nothing to do with Micro$oft: I don't use a Windozzze machine to access
newsgroups. I will tolerate Google for old messages that are no longer
on the news server to which I have access (eternal-september retains
messages for 6 months, I think; news.individual.net for longer), but for
current discussions I hate Google just as much as I hate accessing my
emails via a Web browser. Newsreaders are the thing for reading
The astraweb newsserver wasn't yet mentioned. It is very good, has
binaries as well, but it is not free. I paid $10.00 for the right to
download 25GB of stuff (headers are free). There is as yet no time limit
for the download. I have used about 1 GB in the past year.
Just to point out that there is something wrong with the OP's question.
Verizon has not provided any access to the alt hierarchy for about a year
now; only access to the Big 8 hierarchies and the 0.verizon hierarchy. So
how is the OP posting to ALT.home.repair if he/she has no usenet access
other than Verizon?
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