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Old 08-06-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Angry RSS reader in linux

hi there

can anyone tell me about some good RSS(xml scripts) reader in linux
which is free and fast

Old 08-06-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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If you have a Linux box with Apache, PHP and MySQL installed, I recommend Feed on Feeds .

I looked for literally months to find a Linux RSS reader application which didn't give me any hassles and just worked. Straw, Liferea, NewsMonster, others - in my experience, they all either crashed, didn't work, required tons of difficult-to-satisfy dependencies, etc. etc...

At least Feed on Feeds is basically a set of PHP scripts with a MySQL backend, so if you have a working Apache setup with PHP/MySQL, it's very easy to install and get working. I can also access FoF from any computer on my home LAN, and if you know some PHP it's a fairly customisable application.

If you aren't running a LAMP setup and want more of a desktop, GTK-type program, I suppose you could try Liferea , which I probably would've stuck with if it didn't crash so much on my machine. (Try it anyway - YMMV.)

Hope this helps,
Old 08-06-2004, 11:28 PM   #3
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mozilla has a good plugins for RSS...

RSS Reader Panel

i like sage...

check them out....


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