As you already know, Google Reader missing closure next July 1. And what has that to do with Linux? Nothing and something. Because it is also certain that many of you use Google services and more than one may especially Google Reader. It’s a good excuse to give a brief review the options we have available in GNU / Linux as far as readers feeds refers.
As I say, it will be a short review, and we have already addressed this issue previously here in MuyLinux. Specifically, Rodrigo Russo Habo time ago newsreader outside the browser, an article that mentions Akregator and Liferea , the most popular applications for KDE and GNOME respectively, and Edge , an option for fans of the terminal.
The above would be the most popular choices, but how could it be otherwise, they have alternative , although you might not find in your distribution’s repositories. For example, if your desktop is GTK and do not like Liferea, RSSOwl look good, if your desktop is KDE is QuiteRSS, both cross-platform applications (Qt also “is” uRSSus). If we go to the command line, rather than have to newsbeuter Canto (this if it is more likely that you have in the repositories). All applications are Open Source .
problem with the mentioned applications is that, unlike Google reader, not your sources you can access from different devices, unless constantly ye manual data migration, since no synchronization . Something that can be fixed with a little skill and more applications, in this case storage and file synchronization. It may be a solution, but it is very rewarding (I speak from experience).
Thus, the above tools recommend them for those who only have a single computer or consult the news from one team , or for very crafty type I cook it, I I like , since the latter do not need much to recommend. At this point, depending on what you give, you also may be worth newsreader that integrates Thunderbird , the Opera or even Firefox Live Bookmarks . But not the same.
web Alternatives to Google Reader? There are many, and indeed just published in a special article MuyComputer recommending that I like , which NewsBlur mention in passing, the only web service which to my knowledge is based on Open Source , although personally I have not attracted the least.
Finally, I come to mind a few questions: Are you users of Google Reader? How do you come up to the news that interest you? With which of the above applications you stay? Any recommendations that I have missed?