Xnews

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 147 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.08
  • Total Downloads:
    1,923,369
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2002
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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In the world of computer software, users will find an excess of complicated newsreader programs. Thankfully, Xnews is not among them. Featuring a small download, installation of the program is easily accomplished. Setup is virtually painless. Even novice users will be filtering newsgroups within moments of program installation. Capable of supporting multiple servers and identities, Xnews provides versatility and function. Computer experts will be pleased to find that the program contains a score file for more advanced filtering. This outstanding freeware program does a phenomenal job of managing both multiple news servers and binary downloads.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 142 votes

    • 5 star 102
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 24
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 147 votes

    • 5 star 104
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 26
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5 stars

"Thank You Mr. Tran"

January 01, 2011  |  By dalemj12003

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

Very easy to use. Doesn't clutter up your hard drive with unnecessary headers. Better that Agent by a long shot.

Cons

Still jams up (Xnews not responding) when trying to multitask.

Summary

I have used Xnews for seven years and have yet to find a competitor that is as easy to use at any price. Thank you again for the freeware release of this fine product.

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1 stars

"too difficult to understand."

August 14, 2010  |  By musicman1003

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

Nothing....nada

Cons

Everything

Summary

I prefer either Grabit or News Grabber 3, a 2002 proggie.

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5 stars

"To c|net: This is NOT version 5.08"

July 28, 2010  |  By tgi007

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

1234567890 (c|net requires at least 10 characters in this field, so here they are.)

Cons

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Summary

This is 5.04.25 which was released 04/25/2002

I'm actually kinda curious how it took c|net until 2009 to review this. Is the backlog actually 7 years deep?

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1 stars

"Not very pleased...."

May 28, 2010  |  By badbadbad911

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

easy/basic GUI

Cons

I just want to read my RSS feeds and this program is just, well, poor at doing that. Others have some good things to say, but not my cup of tea at all.., I couldn't even figure out how to input the URL of my RSS feeds! FAIL

Summary

Free - which is always nice - but not worth giving it a shot in my opinion, when you have FeedDemon, GoogleReader, etc...

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2 stars

"Would be a great program but author is socialist tyrant"

March 21, 2010  |  By Sarah-PM

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

Excellent program overall

Cons

The author asserts his marxist style control issues over the program in the form of "netiquette" and wont allow the program to do anything that HE doesnt deem correct.

Summary

If the author would JUST write good software and stay out of controlling other peoples' lives with it, I'd give it 5 stars.

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5 stars

"great for newsgroups"

March 10, 2010  |  By 77monzaspyder

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

one of the best newsgroup readers.

Cons

none I've found

Summary

You can't go wrong with this program.

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5 stars

"Has always worked flawlessly"

December 15, 2009  |  By dwmyers99

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

Does what it is supposed to do every time.

Cons

Perhaps a little difficult to learn.

Summary

If you take the time to learn the somewhat confusing interface, this program works flawlessly. I have been using it for years on Windows 98, XP, Vista, and 7. It has never caused a lockup or failed in any way. The interface is not particularly user friendly, but has all the functionality I need for both upload and download.

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2 stars

"Not an upgrade as advertised"

August 21, 2009  |  By jspack

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

This is not an update. It is the same version that has been around for several years.

Cons

Ni new features

Summary

Not worth the time downloading unless you don't already have it then it is worth it as it is a good program.

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2 stars

"Not easy to set up"

May 07, 2009  |  By bombheads12

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

umm what pros?

Cons

Hard to set up, help files are online so explanitary notes are rubbish like written by a dyslexic cat! lol

Summary

not worth it!

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2 stars

"Okay, but...."

March 19, 2009  |  By healthazon

 |  Version: Xnews 5.08

Pros

light weigt and easy to install

Cons

Too much like other desktop RSS readers, I prefer the RSS news Ticker called NewsBliss since it delivers news in a discreet way on my desktop.

Summary

Okay.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Clarion
Publisher web site http://xnews.newsguy.com/
Release Date August 28, 2002
Date Added August 28, 2002
Version 5.08
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 696.78KB
File Name xnews.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,923,369
Downloads Last Week 164
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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