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New NZBVortex Released With P2P Features

Postby SlyckTom » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:27 am

Who, or what, is NZBVortex you ask? Why should I care, you say? There are a few reasons of course. You might be interested in Usenet. You might also have an NZB file fetish. But more importantly, you might be interested in Usenet and have an NZB fetish along with a Mac. So now what?

NZBVortex is one of the few Mac Usenet, or newsgroup, clients out there. There were literally none worth the mainstream's attention even five years ago, but then things changed rapidly when the file-sharing market demanded better access to Usenet via the Mac. NZBVortex responded and has been chugging along ever since.

Now there's a new version of NZBVortex with several impressive new features in an attempt to address some of the major problems that plague the newsgroups. These problems include a dearth of NZB files, incomplete archives, passworded archives, and frustration in general.

One of the more interesting new features of NZBVortex is its new "cloud" feature. According to the developers, clients running the latest version of NZBVortex will be able to communicate with each other and share information via "cloud" technology. Sounds a lot like DHT sharing that we see in BitTorrent clients. The press release on the issue doesn't go into great detail from a technical perspective, but it would be interesting to know how the client identifies one file as identical to another. Most likely the client compares hash information to verify the file, or at least we would hope so.

Sorry PC users, but NXBVortex is a Mac only client. It's also free, but you can also purchase a license and support the developers. Check it out!





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Re: New NZBVortex Released With P2P Features

Postby zbeast » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:03 am

Why would you make this mac only as a matter of fact... why didn't you write this in something like java so it would be corss platform?

I have mac's but it would be the last machine / os I would use for usenet downloading.
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Re: New NZBVortex Released With P2P Features

Postby bmh67wa » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:27 pm

zbeast wrote:
The computer is too valuable for doing real computing on.


Then what is it good for?
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Re: New NZBVortex Released With P2P Features

Postby ejonesss » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:47 pm

maybe this will help encourage.

1. others to write something with the same features via reverse engineering.

2. hackintosh building to be made much easier and not involve usb thumb drives, bios settings, swapping the drive in and out of a mac to swap kext files and modifying what ever the osx equiv of a registry is.

though it would be nice if maybe they would do a piratebay kind of server where you can do the search and download similar to usenetnews.com* does



-= i remember in the 90's and 2000's there was a newsserver that you could search and they would bundle all the parts into a zip file or by them self and send them to your browser like normal downloads.
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Re: New NZBVortex Released With P2P Features

Postby zbeast » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:39 am

bmh67wa wrote:
zbeast wrote:
The computer is too valuable for doing real computing on.


Then what is it good for?


What i'm trying to say is that macs... cost to much to tie them down doing something as plebeian as file downloading.
My macs I use for software development, 3d graphics, art, writing, music creation. You know all the crap you see in the mac ads.
PC's are big dumb trucks, big cheap hammers, that you can connect to large amounts of storage and shove into the dark corner of your room for slave work. They can sit run for hours, days, months, years, filling with dust, grinding away downloading terabytes of data year after year. Only receiving the touch of it's master long enough to have to to have it's completion status checked and handed another stack endless of links that it must download.

I don't even have my download computer in my room anymore it's been sent off to the racks.
Bound where I don't have to hear it's screams as well as the screams of the 60tb of nas storage connected to it.

I've stripped it of everything accept it's boot drive, it now runs vmware, letting me run linux and window so I can run emule, Gtk-Gnutella, utorrent, Seedbox, Sync and Vuze for that one site anime that demands that I use that stupid program. I only vnc to it now.. I just drop a list of torrent files or magnet links into my local Sync directory and that work list is delivered to my slave down below. Sometime I think it's trying to get my attention by crashing my DLS modem. I even put a stop to that by buying a watchdog device.. which constantly checks the internet connection.
if it goes down or slows down it automatically reboots the dsl router. Am I cruel? No, PC just need to know their place in the world.
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