64 bit Newsreader


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Turtle

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a 64 bit Newsreader for Windows 7 64 bit?

My old 32 bit Reader is slow.

John
 
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LouB

Turtle said:
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a 64 bit Newsreader for Windows 7 64 bit?

My old 32 bit Reader is slow.

John
There is absolutely no need for a 64 bit program to read news.
 
D

DanS

There is absolutely no need for a 64 bit program to read
news.
....and, it's not going to be any faster just because is 64 bit
vs. 32 bit.
 
Z

Zaidy036

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a 64 bit Newsreader for Windows 7 64 bit?

My old 32 bit Reader is slow.

John

Try free Microplanet Gravity, still 32 bit but fast
 
R

R. C. White

Hi, John.

Which newsreader are you using?

As the others have said, here and in the other NG where you posted your
question, there are no 64-bit newsreaders yet - and there may never be any.
Well, some day, all software will migrate to 64-bit, I suppose, just as it
migrated to 16-bit and then to 32-bit. But because of the relatively
low-tech job a newsreader does, there probably would be no advantage in a
64-bit over a 32-bit newsreader.

There are dozens of good newsreaders available now, so please don't feel
that you are stuck with the one you have! Tell us what you have and you
will likely get LOTS of advice (both good and bad). It might help if you
also tell us about your hardware.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2010 (15.3.2804.0607) in Win7 Ultimate x64


"Turtle" wrote in message

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a 64 bit Newsreader for Windows 7 64 bit?

My old 32 bit Reader is slow.

John

"Turtle" wrote in message

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a 64 bit Newsreader for Windows 7 64 bit?

My old 32 bit Reader is slow.

John
 
L

LouB

R. C. White said:
Hi, John.

Which newsreader are you using?

As the others have said, here and in the other NG where you posted your
question, there are no 64-bit newsreaders yet - and there may never be
any. Well, some day, all software will migrate to 64-bit, I suppose,
just as it migrated to 16-bit and then to 32-bit. But because of the
relatively low-tech job a newsreader does, there probably would be no
advantage in a 64-bit over a 32-bit newsreader.

There are dozens of good newsreaders available now, so please don't feel
that you are stuck with the one you have! Tell us what you have and you
will likely get LOTS of advice (both good and bad). It might help if
you also tell us about your hardware.

RC
The OP showed he is using TB 3
 
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Ignacio Shagnasty

Alias said:
Not at all. I made a mistake.


Mistakes are commonly made by humans.


No, I don't.


Yeah, you oops a lot.
Mint is just Ubuntu with a new name. So why did they need to create Mint?
Why didn't they use their so called expertise and work on one distro?
 
R

Rob

LouB said:
The OP showed he is using TB 3
Biggest single factor affecting usenet speed is the quality of provision
of the news feeder service, IME.
 
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Ignacio Shagnasty

Alias said:
No, it isn't.


Variety is the spice of life. Intelligent people see that. Morons like you
want a monopoly and only get Windows to choose from so you don't have to
think.
WRONG.

So 500 inferior distros of Linux is smart? HA HA HA HA HA HA. All you get
is confusion in the marketplace. No wonder Linux stays at less than one
percent.

Wait a week. 10 more distros will be introduced to confuse everyone. Alias
will move to the next failure!
 
G

Geordie

As the others have said, here and in the other NG where you posted your
question, there are no 64-bit newsreaders yet - and there may never be any.
Well, some day, all software will migrate to 64-bit, I suppose, just as it
migrated to 16-bit and then to 32-bit. But because of the relatively
low-tech job a newsreader does, there probably would be no advantage in a
64-bit over a 32-bit newsreader.
As far as I am aware this one:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.7)
Gecko/20100727 Lanikai/3.1.1

Is a 64bit newsreader based on Thunderbird but is still work in
progress.
 
K

Ken Blake

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a 64 bit Newsreader for Windows 7 64 bit?

I don't know for sure, but I don't know of any 64-bit newsreaders. And
since I'm afraid that newsgroup use is dying, I doubt very much if we
will see many, even in the future.

My old 32 bit Reader is slow.


I greatly doubt that a newsreader's being 64-bit would make it any
faster. And by the way, I use Forté Agent 6.0, and I find its speed
just fine.
 
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Richard Colton

LouB said:
There is absolutely no need for a 64 bit program to read news.
Really? Try pulling a few days worth of headers for boneless and see what
happens.

To answer the original question, Newsbin has a 64bit version.
 
A

Andy

Richard Colton said:
Really? Try pulling a few days worth of headers for boneless and see
what happens.

To answer the original question, Newsbin has a 64bit version.

Xnews. x32 not x64.

http://xnews.newsguy.com/

It's a super feature/filter rich Usenet newsreader. Free. Speedy. Super
high learning curve. Zero glitz interface.

Hasn't failed me up to Win7 x64, but it's x32.

I use the current test version.

NOT bloatware! Lean and mean!!!

Andy
 
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LouB

Richard said:
Really? Try pulling a few days worth of headers for boneless and see
what happens.

To answer the original question, Newsbin has a 64bit version.
I don't know what "boneless" is but I do know a fair amount about
computers and you will NEVER need what a 64 bit program does for reading
and replying to news in usenet.
 
T

Tim Slattery

I don't know what "boneless" is but I do know a fair amount about
computers and you will NEVER need what a 64 bit program does for reading
and replying to news in usenet.
Agreed but... when the transition fro 16-bit to 32-bit computing was
happening, the same argument was raised. Now all programs are 32-bit,
nobody in his or her right mind would release a 16-bit version. The
same thing will eventually happen with 64-bit computing.
 
M

Mike

LouB said:
I don't know what "boneless" is but I do know a fair amount about
computers and you will NEVER need what a 64 bit program does for reading
and replying to news in usenet.
Alt.binaries.boneless is a high volume newsgroup, which it seems Giganews
dropped.
In response to a$$hole Andy, if you try to download more than 3,500,000
headers, XNews chokes and freezes.
 
C

Carroll Robbins

Richard Colton wrote:



I don't know what "boneless" is but I do know a fair amount about
computers and you will NEVER need what a 64 bit program does for reading
and replying to news in usenet.
Alt.binaries.boneless is a very active Usenet group. It's article numbers
require 64 bits, they're too large for signed 32 bit numbers. Most users
access articles by Message-ID rather than Article number. It contains
multi-gigabyte files. Binary Usenet readers would benefit from 64 bits but
don't require it.
 
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Ignacio Shagnasty

LouB said:
I don't know what "boneless" is but I do know a fair amount about
computers and you will NEVER need what a 64 bit program does for reading
and replying to news in usenet.
When you go to the store you can get Chicken - With bones or boneless. You
pay more for boneless because there is more work involved in packaging and
preparing the product. As far as I know there is no 64 bit boneless
chicken.
 
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LouB

Carroll said:
Alt.binaries.boneless is a very active Usenet group. It's article numbers
require 64 bits, they're too large for signed 32 bit numbers. Most users
access articles by Message-ID rather than Article number. It contains
multi-gigabyte files. Binary Usenet readers would benefit from 64 bits but
don't require it.
Thanks
 

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