About Linux / UNIX FAQs and Mini-Howtos

by on August 27, 2006

So much to read, so little time! If that is your problem, we have solution. Read our FAQ to help you cut through the clutter of information overload.

FAQ is an abbreviation for "Frequently Asked Question(s)". These are practical and reliable responses to your FAQ's from our site visitors and fellow UNIX/Linux admins. I hope that this answer will take out some of the guess work and it will save your time. Some time I also pick up questions from IRC chat room(s) and answer it back here.

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What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary or RDF is a site Summary, several similar forms of web syndication used by news websites and weblogs.

It would be nice to have the latest news and features delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site. RSS does the same thing.

Using RSS allows you to see when this site added new content w/o visiting our site.
You can get the latest headlines, posts, pictures, and articles in one place, as soon as we publish them, without having to remember to visit this site every day.

Read more about RSS here

How do I use RSS feeds?

You need a special software called news reader. It checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to our site or all other sites on the Internet.

There are many different versions available for different operating systems. I recommend getting any one of the following:

Linux/UNIX (KDE)
=> akregator

MS-Windows:
=> Newz Crawler
=> FeedDemon
=> Awasu

Mac OS X:
=> Newsfire
=> NetNewsWire

Web based:
=> Bloglines
=> My Yahoo!
=> NewsGator
=> Google Reader

Check out Google directory for more on available News Readers!


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