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Regarding the RSS REaders, Is it ME?

By Aaron A Baker ·
I've tried to get into this RSS Reader thing and XML. I've downloaded and installed all the appropriate paraphernalia and was all set to go.
I was excited. Then I started receiving the news casts.
What got me was that the thing looked like a Bad Win95 version of Outlook Express and then the clincher, at the bottom, it asks do you want to read this in the Browser.Say What??
I laughed. I thought, what the heck am I doing this for? What's the point? Did I miss something? For all of the touting of these new RSS Readers and XML I either get a garbled display of a badly written webpage or worse yet, after going to all the trouble, I then read it in my own browser no less.I bypass the reader.
If I try to read it with the Reader, I get very old looking Outlook Express. I don't mean to be facetious nor am I running the program down but I can't help but wonder,"What's the Point"? With half the work I get a cleaner sleeker and far more versatile version reading it in my own Outlook Express.Unless I missed something, I just don't get it.Please remember, I'm not putting it down, I'm just trying to understand the point and the allure. I really would like to use it and get direct news, but this seems pointless to me.
Maybe someone could help?
What am I looking for? What is to be gained?
Thanks Regards
Aaron A Baker

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I feel the same way

by stress junkie In reply to Regarding the RSS REaders ...

I have used the RSS component in Novell SuSE Evolution, which is a functional replacement for M$ Outlook. Great PIM software. However the RSS feeds don't impress me. It seems to me that they just waste bandwidth.

But someone may find RSS useful. It has potential if you want to keep up to date on the latest additions and changes to various web sites. I suppose it would save you the time of going to each of your favorite web sites to see what's new.

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by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to I feel the same way

I sue RSS to cut down on the "lag time" of hearing about certain news items, and I can do so without having to visit each site individually just to find out nothing has been posted.

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Gimme half, then!

by gadgetgirl In reply to Exactly

"Sue"-ing them should make you quite a lot!!

(Sorry, couldn't resist, Mondayitis, I'll behave now..!)


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She's Wound Up!

by BFilmFan In reply to Gimme half, then!

And what will you do with your portion of the $1.98 settlement?

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Only half?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Gimme half, then!

GG, I didn't think you would ever be satisfied with only half.

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