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    newsgroups please help (mac newbie)
    I am very new to the mac and i want to know how to take files downloaded from usenet newsgroups (they all seem to be sitx.(some number) or bin files and i can get them to ever assemble or unzip or whatever they need to do someone please help.

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    you need stuffit 8 or later to open .sitx files, stuffit expander can open .bin files.

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    also, if theres anything, like a number or something after sitx, like file.SITX.5, rename it so it ends in .sitx.

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    i just bought a powerbook like a week ago does it not come with stuffit 8?

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    I got unison and thank you, so my trouble is with stuffit?

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    [QUOTE=Screwball6986]I got unison and thank you, so my trouble is with stuffit?[/QUOTE
    open stuffit from inside applications folder, and Click stuffut in the upper left corner by the apple, Stuffit Expander> About Stuffit Expander. you should have v. 8, but you might not, do you have stuffit deluxe?

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    nope standard

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    stuffit expander should be able to open those files.the deluxe version isnt required to open .bin files, but you need at least stuffit expander 8 to open .sitx files.

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    also, I use netnewswire for an rss reader.

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