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
Grr
Blam
Straw

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…

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2 Comments

  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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