Last Updated: Mar 02, 2018
Once you have Usenet access, you will need software. A newsreader client, and a search index are the basics, but there are others. This is where Giganews is cool, not only do they provide you with access, but you get Golden Frog’s newsreader, Mimo, if you purchase a Diamond account. Giganews is our 2011 Editors Choice #1 selection, and one of the most popular Usenet providers. They got together with Golden Frog and produced a very versatile newsreader.
Mimo comes with a built in search engine, and thumbnail viewing from inside the browser built right in. The browser will work with almost any OS, but there have been problems reported with certain Linux distros, particularly anything depending on WINE. But, in spite of this, the Win XP SP3 machine on out test desk handled the client fine. From inside the client we had plenty of filters to narrow our searches down, and many features that were automated for our convenience.
We almost forgot to mention, security…not! VyprVPN support is already on board. The service comes with the Giganews Diamond account automatically, also.
If you are considering purchasing Usenet access, but haven’t yet, definitely give Giganews a look. The Mimo newsreader is only one reason that so many people choose this service. The added security of VyprVPN integration, and the Mimo search, are a couple more. We suggest you try this service, they have a 14 day free trial.