On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:10:27 -0800, David Nebenzahl
I'll venture a guess. T-Bird is an e-mail client for the most part and
not a true news reader, per se. I don't use, nor have ever used
T-bird, but that is my understanding. I can be corrected if I'm wrong
Consider a MacBook Pro & run your old Windows machine as a VM (Virtual
Machine via Fusion by VM Ware)
You'll be able to run your entire old WIndows machine (sans the old
hardware) as a virtual machine.
My PC died nearly two years ago but I cloned onto my new Mac before it
bit the dust.
I used to run it all the time but slow by slow I made the total shift
to the Mac world.
Great software & was only ~ $60
I even have a VM (virtual machine) of ancient WIn 95 that I run very
occasionally, like a few times per year.
Keep your old PC software running via a Windows VM on a Mac.....
seems strange but it really works.
I even have a DOS Bellville washer program (from late 1990's) that I
can still run. :)
Go Mac & "VM" your Windows troubles away.
Yes, Xnews works just fine in Windows 7, but you must install it to
some location other then Program Files. The reason is that recent
Windows security features prevent a program from writing user data
in the program directory. If you install Xnews to some other
location of your choosing, it works great. I use it daily.
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