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ketter
18-Feb-2013, 21:16
I have used Agent for years, but for some reason it is now failing to
work with forums.novell.com and I can't seem to get any response from
their tech support. Any suggestions for other news readers to use?
This HTML interface is way too slow.


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Jim Henderson
18-Feb-2013, 21:21
On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:16:01 +0000, ketter wrote:

> I have used Agent for years, but for some reason it is now failing to
> work with forums.novell.com and I can't seem to get any response from
> their tech support. Any suggestions for other news readers to use? This
> HTML interface is way too slow.

What operating system are you using? (Guessing Windows, but it's always
good to ask)

Virtual Access is popular amongst the KPs who run Windows.

Jim



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ketter
18-Feb-2013, 22:06
Guess I should have mentioned that. :-) Windows 7.


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KeN Etter
18-Feb-2013, 22:53
On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:21:20 GMT, Jim Henderson
<hendersj@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>Virtual Access is popular amongst the KPs who run Windows.

I took a quick look at it....very confusing. But "ab" gave me a hint
of what to look for and I have Agent working a little better now. So
I will probably just stick with Agent.

Joseph Marton
19-Feb-2013, 01:33
ketter wrote:

>
> Guess I should have mentioned that. :-) Windows 7.

I use XanaNews on Win7 and it works fairly well. Every now and then
when I launch it I'll get to where my entire desktop goes black (the
background, not any apps that are running). I'll highlight the entire
desktop and everything repaints properly. It's an annoyance but one
that I live with as the newsreader functionality itself is pretty good.

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Jim Henderson
19-Feb-2013, 02:40
On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:53:44 +0000, KeN Etter wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:21:20 GMT, Jim Henderson
> <hendersj@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
>
>>Virtual Access is popular amongst the KPs who run Windows.
>
> I took a quick look at it....very confusing. But "ab" gave me a hint of
> what to look for and I have Agent working a little better now. So I
> will probably just stick with Agent.

I've not used it myself - I use pan on Linu (which is available for
Windows, but I don't know if the binaries are current or not).

Jim



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Simon Flood
19-Feb-2013, 11:10
On 18/02/2013 20:21, Jim Henderson wrote:

> Virtual Access is popular amongst the KPs who run Windows.

As is Mozilla Thunderbird though if all you want is news capabilities
then it's a bit of sledgehammer to crack a nut if you're not also using
it for mail, etc.

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KeN Etter
19-Feb-2013, 14:25
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:10:31 GMT, Simon Flood
<smflood@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>On 18/02/2013 20:21, Jim Henderson wrote:
>
>> Virtual Access is popular amongst the KPs who run Windows.
>
>As is Mozilla Thunderbird though if all you want is news capabilities
>then it's a bit of sledgehammer to crack a nut if you're not also using
>it for mail, etc.

I have Thunderbird for email setup at home for my wife, but I use
GroupWise at work for email. Just need a good newsreader. But I am
so comfortable with Agent that I am hoping I can get it running good
again.

KeN Etter
19-Feb-2013, 14:26
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:33:38 GMT, "Joseph Marton"
<jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>ketter wrote:
>
>>
>> Guess I should have mentioned that. :-) Windows 7.
>
>I use XanaNews on Win7 and it works fairly well. Every now and then
>when I launch it I'll get to where my entire desktop goes black (the
>background, not any apps that are running). I'll highlight the entire
>desktop and everything repaints properly. It's an annoyance but one
>that I live with as the newsreader functionality itself is pretty good.

I'll probably just stick with Agent.

Joseph Marton
19-Feb-2013, 15:14
KeN Etter wrote:


> I'll probably just stick with Agent.

If you keep it a secret you can be... Secret Agent Man!

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KeN Etter
19-Feb-2013, 17:49
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:14:31 GMT, "Joseph Marton"
<jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>KeN Etter wrote:
>
>
>> I'll probably just stick with Agent.
>
>If you keep it a secret you can be... Secret Agent Man!

Groan. :-)

kgroneman
19-Feb-2013, 19:36
I used to use Virtual Access..it's good, but it is confusing. I know
use Xananews. BTW, your email said you had your problem fixed...is it?

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KeN Etter
19-Feb-2013, 20:09
On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:36:55 GMT, "kgroneman" <kgroneman@novell.com>
wrote:

>I used to use Virtual Access..it's good, but it is confusing. I know
>use Xananews. BTW, your email said you had your problem fixed...is it?

Partially. I went from no problems (for yars), to partial problems
(for a few weeks), to totally unable to connect (for a few days), and
now I am back to partial problems. I'm hoping Forte's support gets
back to me with some suggestions. The current situation is bearable
short term, but if they can't fix this, I'll dump the program and use
something else.

Ken