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Linux Based USENET Newsreaders

By Newsgroup Usenet December 18th, 2014

If you’re as much of a Linux lover as many of us here at NewsDemon, you can’t fathom the thought of going back to Windows or iOS. The difficulty sometimes though, is finding software that is compatible with your OS.

Fortunately, newsreaders shouldn’t be an issue. Here are two that we suggest should be your go-to newsreaders to get the most out of USENET newsgroups on Linux:


SABnzbd – This is the go-to USENET newsreader for many Linux lovers and works on all distros. The program is easy to set up and use. A great advantage is the ability to remotely access the newsreader from other devices in the home or abroad. Allowing you to cue up your newsreader from anywhere you are.

NZBGet -This program has some advantages with USENET enthusiasts as it has built in scripts in order to distinguish and remove spam posts from newsgroups. The latest version works on both Linux and Mac OSX
The big winner we recommend is not so much a newsreader, but a full USENET suite of services tied into an Ubuntu distro. Combined with XBMC and/or the built-in Plex Media Server, Tretflix is a great way to get a USENET based media center up and running for home and on-the-go entertainment in under 5 minutes.

The suite of software contains CounchPotato, Headphones, NZBDrone, Plex, Sick Beard and Transmission. All of which are considered “Essential” apps for many USENET goers.

The list of apps here are a great way for you to get deep into the USENET experience. Easy to install and configure software for USENET is more advanced than many other software categories. Above are just a sum of a great whole of Linux-based newsreaders available.

We don’t pretend to know it all though. Have one you think is better? Let us know in the comments! Happy USENET-ing!