For all you newbees; Let me address this message first;
:!: It's illegal to download software from newsgroups! :!:
But I can't stop you from doing so... :twisted:
the best way to read newsgroups is to take 5 steps;
1; Get a program that reads alt.binaries posts; like grabit and install the progam.
2; Get a newsserver account or check your ISP. (mostly they also have access to newsgroups but are limited.)
I use www.usenet.com
(get a account that gives you unlimited download. Should cost you about 15 U$ a month.)
3; then find a post message site like (www.nfonews.com
)where groups tell other people what they are posting and where you can find the files. (like the Voice Command from M$) :lol:
Alot of Dutchies are using FTD. (This is a program)
But there are numerious sites that will give you this info.
4; Once you have the info where you can find your ‘points of interest’, start your grabber software and subscribe your news account info.
Then find the location. E.g; alt.binaries.warez.pocketpc
Grabber finds the location and you can start downloading your ‘points of interest’.
Most files are wrapped as *.rar files. So you need to have a rar program to unpack the files. There are also *.par files. you also need those files if the program is brokendown in hunderds of *.rar files. *.par files are a sort of repair files. Let say you mis a couple of *.rar files of LOTR dvd. (yes you can find everything) Mostly the uploader will place also *.par files to repair the lost *rar files. So you still have the full program you are downloading.
5; The last thing you have to do is buy a bigger hard disk. B/c you are constantly downloading new things.. 120gb is not big.
More info @ :arrow: http://www.shemes.com/community/viewforum.php?f=6
Hope this helps you a little bit more on your quest for golden software treasures..