How is Xnews different from other Usenet providers
? The Dutch company offers access to over 200,000 newsgroups, which puts it well above the industry average. Up to 30 simultaneous connections are possible here – and with SSL encryption, which protects one’s own data all around. As far as data volume and surfing speed are concerned, you can experience unlimited Usenet fun with the Premium package. However, the provider is also characterized by one major drawback, as I have to mention in my Xsnews review: for example, the retention time of 1,900 days
is not quite as good as that of other providers. Giganews
, for example, can put a whopping 17 years of retention on the line, so Xsnews should still have some catching up to do. It is also not mentioned how many of the company’s own servers it has – and where they are located.