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Thothis a newsreader for Mac OS X written by Brian Clark, currently at its revision 188.8.131.52. It requires Mac OS X 10.5.0 on Intel or PPC. There are also special versions for MacOS 10.4 PPC or Intel.
A newsreader is an application program that reads articles on Usenet. Newsreaders act as clients which connect to a news server, via the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP), to download articles and post new articles. In addition to text-based articles, Usenet is increasingly used to distribute binary files, generally in dedicated "binaries" newsgroups.
On December 30, 2013 the developer posted a notice to the software's web site stating that development and sales of Thoth had ceased, and that the software was no longer available for download. Poor sales was the reason given for this action.
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