Linux feed readers

Ok, feed readers, not very interesting topic is it? But its something thats got my attention today. So i thought i would waffle about the 4 i saw. ^^

I found something I have really missed about Flock web browser is the feed readers. Ive gotten into using Midori browser again for the time being. So I have been looking in the Xubuntu repos for feed readers. There is 4 of them in the repos.


Liferea is rated the best (and feels the most polished). Grr appears to not be an active project at the moment, and felt rather clunky. I am upset Grr wasn’t the best cause i like the name, and it had a puppy too! (who doesn’t like puppy’s?) Blam looks active on the site, but didn’t open at all when downloaded from repo’s, i did not feel like fixing a simple feed reader, so I rather ignorantly / impatiently did not try making it work. Straw looked nice and polished, but had less features than Liferea.

So for now I am going with Liferea. Now to start finding all the RSS feeds i need to subscribe to again…



  1. mividaendigital said,

    March 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Liferea can use the OPML from other readers.

  2. March 4, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Thats handy, I am an obsessive desktop changer. I change web browser and media player more than i change my socks ^^

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