Alt.Binz 0.39.4 Free Download

The recent release of Alt.Binz 0.39.4 marked the first time in almost five years that Alt Binz has offered a new free version of their popular newsreader.  There are a couple limitations.  Search engines have been removed and you’re restricted to one theme.  Otherwise Alt.Binz 0.39.4 is fully functional.  Since the last free version 0.25.0 in 2007 there have been several updates.  Visit to download the new client.

As mentioned above the release of Alt Binz 0.39.4 is the first free version of the newsreader to be offered in nearly five years.  So we suggest those still running version 0.25.0 take a moment to review the version history.  As Alt.Binz development has been steady over the years.  Adding hundreds of new features and tweaks between the 0.25.0 and 0.39.4 release.  You can also view screenshots of different versions along the way.

As with previous free versions you have the option of donating.  We highly encourage those who enjoy Alt.Binz to donate to the project.  It will help further the development of the client.  Those who donate will gain full featured access along with all new releases.  Visit the Alt.Binz donation page to learn more.

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Favorite Usenet Provider, Newsreader, Search Engine

A month ago we launched a few polls so visitors could vote for their favorite Usenet provider, newsreader and Usenet search engine.  The Usenet provider and newsreader polls were very close with no clear winner.  Nzbmatrix won big in the Usenet search poll.  Here is a breakdown of the most popular in each category.

Favorite Usenet Provider Poll Results:
Astraweb received 28% of the votes
Giganews received 24% of the votes
NewsDemon received 23% of the votes

Favorite Newsreader Poll Results:
Newsleecher received 17% of the votes
Alt.Binz received 17% of the votes
SABnzbd received 14% of the votes
GrabIt received 13% of the votes
Forte Agent received 12% of the votes
NewsBin Pro received 10% of the votes

Favorite Usenet Search Poll Results:
Nzbmatrix received 37% of the votes
Binsearch received 11% of the votes
Newzbin received 9% of the votes
Newzleech received 9% of the votes

Congratulations to the winners.  If your favorite service, software or search site missed the cut this time around stay tuned as we’ll be bringing more polls and interactive features to NewsgroupReviews in the near future.