Giganews is one great news server. I was heavy into binaries a number of years ago and it was a toss up between Supernews and Giganews. As the software industry, the RIAA, and the Movie Studios seek out pirated stuff the Newsgroups are not a safe haven anymore. The settlement costs to avoid lawsuits can destroy the average person making the newsgroups less and less popular. It just isn’t worth the risk, at least not to me. It used to be a Geeks game, but not anymore.