Want to Beta Test for Easynews? Here’s How!
Easynews wants users to give them a hand testing out a new feature on its Internet interface. The company is currently beta testing 600 days of retention on their Amsterdam server farms. They are actively seeking people to help them test out the features and to see what they think of them. If you do, you can sign up for the Easynews USENET service with a two-week free trial as a thank you from the company.
If you want to participate in the beta test, start by navigating to the URL http://members-beta.easynews.com/2.0/. Once you’re there, click on Preferences, go to the General tab and then change your Download Farm preference to AMS. Save your changes. If you do try to set this up but you don’t see the AMS farm listed, it’s because there are enough people testing it already.
The download farm is only available on the beta interface. There are some things that the company points out that you should expect. For instance, Zip manager downloads and thumbnail and preview downloads are not supported from the AMS download farm at this time. You can only access the new server farm over the beta interface, as well.
There is a beta feedback tool that you’ll use to describe your experience to the company. You’ll find it in the left menu or on the bottom of the screen on your interface, according to the company.
Easynews wants to know how your experience goes with the new server farm. They’ll want to know what speeds you usually get when downloading and how they stack up against the speed you’re getting from the AMS farm. They’ll also want to know where you’re located, what your connection speed is and whether anything goes wrong for you while using the new server farm.
This testing is only going on for roughly a week, so you’ll want to sign up fast, especially if you want to take advantage of the 2-week special offer from Easynews. The new server farm will allow users to take advantage of an easy to use web interface to access USENET content, which will, no doubt, be good news to those who haven’t been using the USENET system for long and who don’t want to learn how to use a newsreader to enjoy the service. If you want to try out a good USENET service and enjoy being a beta tester, this might be a great way for you to do both!