Re: Which news reader to use?
On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Richard Heestand wrote:
> I have installed nn and receive my news via NNTP. However, it takes about 5
> minutes to get my first page of news (slower than ms windows trumpet by
> about 4 minutes!). Is this a function of nn. Should I be using another
What kind of network connection do you have? PPP/modem through an ISP?
How many groups do you subscribe too? Your newsreader must check each
newsgroup for new messages, etc. so subscribing to a lot of groups will
slow it down considerably.
I have been using 'slrn' for some time now and really like it. It has a
few settings that increase its performance over slower links, though I
haven't used nn in a very long time so I can't judge if this is
significant or not. I probably subscribe to 20 - 25 newsgroups and I
think slrn takes a little less than a minute to load and become functional
over a 28.8 kb/s link. I used to subscribe to a large number of groups
(between 100 - 200) and the startup time of slrn was pretty slow.
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