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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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Also, which newsreader are you using?

I highly recommend Unison by Panic.

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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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