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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our 10 Favorite Giganews Usenet Salutes

After over 4400 Salutes, and almost 25,000 votes, we've chosen our 10 favorite Salutes submitted as part of our 1000 Days Prize Giveaway. These 10 customers will each receive a T-shirt and 50 entries in our prize drawing. We'll be announcing all of the 1000 Days prize winners on our blog on May 2nd, so check back here to see if you've won!

Thank you to everyone who saluted Giganews! Over the past month, everyone here at Giganews has thoroughly enjoyed reading every Salute. We work hard to provide the best Usenet service for our customers and it feels great to read all of our customers' appreciation.

Our 10 favorite 1000 Days Salutes are:

Giganews has outlasted six computers, five girlfriends, four jobs, three rock bands,and two cars, but Giganews is still the one.
Jonathon - Columbus, Ohio

I am a Diamond member of Giganews and I honestly can say that I never have been happier with my Usenet provider as I am using Giganews. Before Giganews, my Usenet experience was littered with bad providers who just didn't get it. Giganews gets it! The retention rate is second to none, the completion is never an issue and the Mimo Browser is just icing on an already delicious piece of cake. As long as Giganews is in business, I will never use another Usenet news service!
Craig - Bloomington, Minnesota

I always go for the best things in life. Why change now?
Alexander - Norrtälje, Sweden

Seriously, how often can you reach back 2 years and grab something as fast as if it was posted yesterday or a week ago? It's why I stick with Giganews.
Loren - Manassas, Virginia

Giganews is the only company who is genuinely interested in improving Usenet, not just in it for the money. There's no other way to put it: Giganews is THE Usenet provider, not just another usenet server.
Jason - Liverpool, New York

When your harddrive cant handle the speed from the usenet client, you must be downloading from giganews.
Omar - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Quels sont les critères d'un internaute pour un service de news ? Qualité, Quantité, Prix, Rapidité, Souplesse, écoute... tout ces critère ont été réunis en seul produit : Giganews !
Cedric - Le Castellet, France

I've been with Giganews now for years and love the quality of service you provide, competitive pricing and the continued innovation like VyprVPN and Mimo. The simplicity of your Usenet service is without doubt the reason why you're a market leader instead of a follower. I look forward to another 6 years of uninterrupted and quality service from the best Usenet provider in town! :-)
Kelvin - Nelson, United Kingdom

I came to Giganews after using many of the cheaper usenet providers which simply couldn't provide the service advertised. Giganews have never let me down with missing headers and have first class support to boot! With everything you get what you pay for and Giganews is worth every penny!
Andrew - Farnborough, United Kingdom

Giganews, c'est simple, ce sont les premiers a avoir proposé une rétention hallucinante a un prix normal, a ne pas augmenter leur prix pour des raison spéculatoire, en plus leur logiciel sont simple d'utilisation et ils sont capables en plus de se remettre en question pour ameliorer leur logiciel tel que MIMO avec golden frog. En gros être Giganewser c'est être intélligent
Lucido - Bagneux, France

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Golden Frog releases Mimo Beta v0.2.1 for Diamond Members

Golden Frog has released Mimo Beta v0.2.1 for Diamond Members. The Golden Frog blog post about Mimo Beta v0.2.1 improvements and changes is below:
Golden Frog is excited to release Mimo Beta v0.2.1 for Giganews Diamond members.  The Golden Frog Dev team has fixed many known and reported bugs in the new download engine resulting in increased stability and speed.

The biggest change in v0.2.1 Beta is how Mimo processes and stores Usenet headers for newsgroups. Below are some the major improvements:
  • Increased header download speed resulting in improved speed with browsing newsgroups
  • Initial group population is four times faster
  • Fixed several  hangs and download errors
  • Improved image handling and header retrieval
  • Fixed several connectivity and startup issues

To give you easy access to what’s changed with each release we added a Mimo Usenet Browser Changelog. For a detailed list of latest improvements, please visit the Mimo Usenet Browser Changelog.

In closing, we would like to thank everyone who reported bugs. Your feedback, good or bad, impacts the Mimo development in many ways. Thank you!

Golden Frog Dev Team

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Giganews Personal Storage Service Coming Soon!

We’ve heard from a large percentage of our members that they want an online, secure, personal storage service from Giganews. As a member of Giganews you have come to expect us to deliver constant service improvements and new products and services. Our members feel no other service provider in the world matches our uptime, speed and dedication to privacy and security. That combination of service qualities is currently missing from the personal storage market, and our members know we can deliver.

We have heard our customers, and are proud to announce that the development of a personal storage service for Giganews members has started. We have been doing public "cloud storage" many years before the term was coined and well before “cloud storage” was “cool” with our globally distributed Usenet clusters. As part of this project, we would like to again solicit Giganews members’ feedback about features we are working on. In the upcoming weeks we will be reaching out to you with questions, updates and ultimately a request for beta testers. As always, our Diamond members will get first access to our personal storage product.

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