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Old 03-23-2016, 06:10 PM   #1
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What's the best free RSS newsreader for Xubuntu?


I'm still pretty newbie and I was looking for a newsreader for Xubuntu (or xfce) and couldn't find any specifically for that. I found the below link for newsreaders for Ubuntu. Which would be best (if any) for Xubuntu? Thanks. (I really just want to see how my own blog shows up and maybe get a few other blogs.)

http://www.tuxarena.com/2012/03/top-...w-screenshots/
 
Old 03-23-2016, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:20 PM   #3
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Seamonkey mail is the one I use, because of its integration with the Seamonkey browser.

Akregator has a few quirks, but works quite nicely.

I believe that Thunderbird incorporates an rss reader.
 
Old 03-23-2016, 11:04 PM   #4
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I use miniflux. You need to set up an web server, but I like having the whole works under my control.


https://github.com/miniflux/miniflux
 
Old 03-23-2016, 11:22 PM   #5
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Thanks, guys. As usual I thought this would be easier than it is. I checked out Sage and Akregator but felt more comfortable with something from the Ubuntu Software Center (Pan) and when I ran that the first thing it asked me (like pwalden) was to add a server. Uh, okay, but what is a server and how do I add it? (rhetorical) So I'll do some more research. Is adding one pretty involved?
 
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:25 PM   #7
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Pan is a newsreader for reading Usenet newsgroups, not for rss feeds.

I use Giganews for Usenet, have done for years.
 
Old 03-25-2016, 01:11 AM   #9
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Pan is a newsreader for reading Usenet newsgroups, not for rss feeds.

I use Giganews for Usenet, have done for years.
Thanks Frank. I'm going to have to do some more research into this. (I don't even know the difference between the two.)
 
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If you don't know what Usenet is, then you're not looking for a newsreader. You're looking for an RSS feed aggregator.
 
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If you don't know what Usenet is, then you're not looking for a newsreader. You're looking for an RSS feed aggregator.
Thanks Jim. I just went to my blog and signed up that way. I chose Feedly. It worked great. (I'm guessing Feedly's a RSS feed aggregator. LOL)
 
Old 03-25-2016, 09:56 PM   #12
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Glad you found something. Thanks for filling us in the rest of the story.
 
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Glad you found something. Thanks for filling us in the rest of the story.
Thanks Frank. Have a good night.
 
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Thanks Jim. I just went to my blog and signed up that way. I chose Feedly. It worked great. (I'm guessing Feedly's a RSS feed aggregator. LOL)
No problem. Glad you found what you needed. BTW, my intent was to be helpful - not snippy. I just re-read what I wrote, and it sounded a bit snippy, even to me. Guess I was in a hurry...
 
Old 03-27-2016, 06:44 PM   #15
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No problem. Glad you found what you needed. BTW, my intent was to be helpful - not snippy. I just re-read what I wrote, and it sounded a bit snippy, even to me. Guess I was in a hurry...
Nah, no snippiness there! Just informativeness. Hope you're having a nice holiday!
 
  


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