12 of the Best Free Linux News Aggregators
A news aggregator is software which collect news,
weblog posts, and other information from the web so that they can be
read in a single location
for easy viewing. With the range of news sources available on
the internet, news aggregators play an essential role in helping users
to quickly locate breaking news.
For individuals that read lots
of weblogs, a news aggregator makes keeping track of
them effortless, and particularly useful if the
weblogs are only updated occasionally.
There are a number of different file formats which information
publishers use. The most frequently ones are RSS and Atom.
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It is a defined
standard based on XML with the specific purpose of delivering updates
to web-based content.
Using this standard, webmasters provide headlines and fresh
content in a succinct manner. Meanwhile, consumers use RSS readers and
news aggregators to collect
and monitor their favorite feeds in one centralized program or
Atom is a format which is similar to RSS in many respects,
but offers a number of improvements.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available,
we have compiled a list of 12 impressive news aggregators. We cover
native Linux based clients sporting a graphical interface, as well as
console based aggregators, together with Java and web based clients.
So, let's explore the twelve news aggregators software at
hand. For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews. Start keeping up
with the news today.
|Native Graphical client
||Three-pane GNOME based news aggregator
feed reader for KDE
||Popular free, cross-platform e-mail, RSS and newsgroup
|Native Console client
||Innovative RSS feed reader for the text console
through feeds using a minimal, yet information packed interface
||Text mode RSS/RDF newsreader
||Blog, feed and RSS aggregator for 'info-junkies'
customizable with integrated newsfeed-search engine
||Powerful and tiny RSS / Atom aggregator
||Comprehensive feed reader with a very flexible labeling
a desktop client
||Firefox extension that reads RSS and Atom feeds
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Last Updated Monday, April 08 2013 @ 04:01 PM EDT