When it comes to sharing files on BitTorrent and Usenet, it doesn't get any better than private trackers and indexers. But by definition, they're very exclusive, so you can't just waltz in the front door. Here's how to get access to the best private file sharing communities.
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Hey Lifehacker, after all the buzz about Dallas Buyers Club and the related court decision it would seem to me that the infringement would be for distributing copies. If this is the case would Usenet users be somewhat in the clear since it's purely downloads?
Usenet is a great resource for lots of different things, and we've talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware.
One of the nice things about the Raspberry Pi is the that it doesn't require a lot of power to run. This means you can leave it on all day long without it putting a dent in your electricity bill. To take advantage of that, How-To Geek has a guide for using your Raspberry Pi as an always-on Usenet machine.
A low-powered home server is one of the best ways to download files using BitTorrent and Usenet, but if you want to minimise legal hassles you need to anonymise your traffic. Here's how to turn your FreeNAS box into the ultimate downloading machine so you can download safely and monitor its activity from anywhere.
Dear Lifehacker, After reading some of your previous stories I made the switch to Usenet, and have been happily grabbing Linux distros and whatnot for the past year or so. NZBMatrix went under last night, and I was wondering if you would be able to provide a list of worthy alternatives? Premium features like indexing by media type and quality really set it apart for me.
iOS: If you're running Usenet programs like Sick Beard and Couch Potato to download movies and TV shows as soon as they're released, you'll love Qouch. It not only monitors all your downloads, but it can also keep you up to date on when new episodes are coming out, let you add new shows and movies and more, right from your phone.
Blogger Paul Stamatiou steps through getting acquainted with and then becoming proficient downloading music, movies, and other files with Usenet. After introducing you to the basics of Usenet, Stamatiou delves into more advanced usage, describing how to start Usenet downloads by sending an email to your home computer. BitTorrent is by far the more popular (or at least well known and discussed) method of file sharing right now, but Usenet has been around forever, and its often blazing download speeds and ease of use has kept a lot of users loyal for years. If you're a die-hard Usenet user, let's hear what you love about it along with your tips for Usenet newcomers in the comments.How To: Download with Newsgroups
Wired's How To wiki takes on Usenet, the old school network of newsgroups rich with download gold but steep in the learning curve department, which most of us internet Johnny-come-lately's never use.
The main advantage of Usenet is speed. P2P networks like BitTorrent and Kazaa depend on peers for download speed and reliability. Usenet, on the other hand, depends largely on the speed of your connection. There's no slow peer connection to choke your downloads. Combine those advantages with the fact that Usenet files are generally posted by trusted members, and thus less likely to contain malicious code and you begin to see why its popularity is growing.
While Wired covers several Usenet desktop clients, web-based Usenet interfaces like Giganews are available as well (for a monthly subscription fee.) How do you get your Usenet on? Let us know in the comments.Share Files on Usenet