From Altbinz Wiki
Welcome to the Alt.Binz Wiki!
Alt.Binz is a powerful binary newsreader for downloading and managing articles from Usenet. Checking the downloaded files, auto unpausing missing PAR2 blocks, repairing, and finally unraring them, are just a few options in this utility. Various usenet search engines are fully supported: browsing groups, searching for files and importing them for download has never been easier.
If you are unfamiliar with editing a Wiki please read this first.
All the basics are covered on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Bug fixes, changes and new features are listed on the Alt.Binz Version History page. Note: the last public free version is 0.25.0. Access to later versions requires a donation via Paypal, which can be made using the Donate button on the Alt.Binz toolbar, or from the link on the main site here.
Start here for quick setup instructions.
Detailed description of main UI elements.
Detailed description of Setup menus.
Information on each search tab.
Information on automatic downloading using RSS.
Guide to using the execute command function.
How to configure Alt.Binz to stream downloads to your player of choice.
How to install and configure for use with mIRC.
How to run Alt.Binz with special startup options.
How to use articles cache, set thread priorities and decoding parameters.
How to install and configure Alt.binz with wine.
Yep, it's possible with wine and/or crossover.
Some problems that may occur and how you can solve them