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Developer(s) Luu Tran
Stable release
5.04.25 / 25 April 2002; 15 years ago (2002-04-25)
Preview release
2009.05.01 / 1 May 2009; 8 years ago (2009-05-01)
Written in Object Pascal using Embarcadero Delphi
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type News client
License proprietary Freeware
Website xnews.newsguy.com

Xnews is a freeware Usenet newsreader created by Luu Tran.[1] It is written in Delphi, and it is 100% GNKSA 2.0 compliant. Some of its features were inspired by the program NewsXpress.

Tran says that he designs the Xnews interface and features for himself only, reflecting his "preferences, habits, and sensibility."

Xnews does not support UTF-8 (or any other character set encoding), making it difficult or even impossible to use for reading or posting articles in languages other than English. It is, however, possible to run Xnews with "Mime-proxy" to work around this issue.

Xnews does not natively support SSL, but can be added using "Stunnel".

Questions and discussion about Xnews can be found in the Usenet group news.software.readers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Xnews". CNET. February 26, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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