Heads up, Usenet users. We just got word that Giganews is in the process of upgrading its server retention capacity to 365 days. An entire year of binary group goodness, right in your newsreader! (That’s a screen shot of Panic’s Unison, one of the better Mac newsreaders.) Starting next week there will be a little counter on their Web site showing the race to 365. Keep in mind that it’ll take a few months for the Giganews crew to get all that data in order, though. Look for the fun to start by July. And if you can’t wait till summer to troll all that Usenet has to offer, Giganews is running a limited time special offer!
Yup, for a limited time now you can grab the top tier of Giganews access, Diamond, for $15 per month for the first three months of your subscription. So, a cool 50 percent off for a little while. Not too bad. This gets you the current max of 240 days of retention, unlimited bandwidth and 20 simultaneous connections. (It also has SSL, but that may slow down your download speed, and, eh, is bordering on the superfluous, but it’s there if you want it.)
I think one of these days I’ll do a big GUIDE TO USENET chart, listing all the big providers, retention times, max connections, price, etc.