rn is one of the most disastrous pieces of software ever written,
from an end-user point of view. Once you've experienced 'rn' it's
easy to understand all the strange, archaic quirks of netiquette
that seem baffling to anyone using a real newsreader.
>> - `tin' can do automatic unshar, unzip, uudecode and the rest (including
>> concatenation of multiple articles) -- good for those pictures from
>`tin' wins here too, NN can do all this but multiple articles can only be
>decoded in `presentation order'.
The :sort [mode] command will sort articles in whatever order you like.
It's easy enough to enable any sort mode for any group in your init file,
or you can type it at the prompt.
Basically, nn pisses on all other newsreaders, by a long shot.
(Of course, if you only read a few articles a day, it really won't
matter what you use.) nn wins on speed, power, configurability, features,
and even ease of use, once you're familiar with it. nn also has some
(limited) mail processing facilities.
-- Iain Sinclair c/- email@example.com